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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.


  • To keep our community partners up to date on the rapidly evolving coronavirus public health emergency, we've collected resources on its health, mental heath, and economic impact.

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While Community Advocates provides critical and responsive services, its Public Policy Institute (PPI) has been tracking and disseminating vital information on the city, state, and federal government response and process to navigating COVID-19 and implications on tenants and landlords.

Created to provide a safe and healthy discussion with youth about substance abuse facts, myths, and opinions prompted by the "My New Friends" public service announcement.

Community Advocates Public Policy Institute in partnership with Connected Health Solutions, ArtWorks for Milwaukee, and Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (MCSAP) are releasing the video “My New Friends,” produced with young people in the city of Milwaukee to raise awareness of drug misuse.