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Community Advocates' leadership created the Public Policy Institute in 2008 to address the root causes of poverty through policy advocacy and community collaboration on economic and public health issues.


Community Advocates Public Policy Institute invites proposals from not-for-profit organizations or government entities servicing Milwaukee County to provide programming and services directed toward early childhood. Funding is made available through the Milwaukee County DHHS Children Youth & Family Services (CYFS).

For a limited time, Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line is offering four times the amount of smoking cessation medication they normally provide for free. Learn more by reading this blog post and visiting

At Community Advocates PPI's 15th anniversary, New York Times best selling author Ben Westhoff led an evening of empathy and education and raised awareness of harm reduction efforts across the United States.