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Past Projects

Notable Past Projects

The Public Policy Institute has a decade-long history of crafting and advocating for evidence-based, thoughtful policy initiatives that target poverty and its root causes, including:

The Coming Together Partnership for Prevention of Gun Violence was a coalition active from 2013 to 2016 that involved the full engagement of youth in the molding of gun violence prevention efforts.

The Effective ACA Implementation Project worked to ensure that the Affordable Care Act was implemented in Wisconsin to its fullest.

The Mental Health Policy Initiative aimed to improve state and local policies for individuals suffering from mental illness and made particular progress in advocating for parity in the way insurance covers health, mental health, and substance abuse treatment.

The Milwaukee Addiction Treatment Initiative (MATI) convened dozens of high-level collaborators between 2009 and 2011 and worked to increase funding for addiction treatment and improve the delivery of addiction treatment services.

The mission of the Minority Male Achievement Program was to improve life outcomes for boys and men of color in Milwaukee by creating infrastructures for impact and that mobilize collaborative action.

Youth Works MKE aimed to connect teens at risk of criminal involvement with subsidized jobs and supportive services including mentoring to increase employment skills and positive engagement while preventing participation in criminal and delinquent activities.