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Milwaukee Congregations Allied for Hope
Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) is a multi-racial, interfaith organization committed to addressing justice issues that have an impact on the community and on the members of MICAH congregations. MICAH’s goal is to empower people to act together in pursuit of justice, and to organize so that people of many traditions can come together to speak with one voice for justice. MICAH deals with many issues.
MICAH - Affiliation
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1927 N. 4th Street Milwaukee, WI. 53212 (414)264-0805
July 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Faith Leaders come together with youth and young adults within their congregations to push voter registration and survey the community on issues concerning their neighborhoods
MICAH Leaders – Determined to challenge the horrendous, real-life impact of mass incarceration on individuals and families in the central city of Milwaukee, MICAH clergy and leaders formed the 53206 Initiative. The urgency of this effort was underscored by an in-depth study done by John Pawasarat and Lois Quin, UW Milwaukee, showing that the 53206 zip code has the highest rate of incarceration of any zip code in Wisconsin and one of the highest in the nation. The Youth and Young Adult Organizing Project will offer leadership development, civic engagement and jobs in an organizing process that will create a more hopeful future for youth and young adults.