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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.


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Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley announced $800,000 in ARPA funding for six community organizations that support kids and parents and those who work with them. Community Advocates Public Policy Institute issued the competitive RFP earlier this year and convened an independent review panel to select the awardees.

In Wisconsin, we recognize April as Family Strengthening Month as a reminder to prioritize our relationships with loved ones and invest in their well-being.

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).