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Step out of your comfort zone, ask questions, get to know someone different than you. You might be surprised by how much this can enrich your life.
When mindful meditation becomes part of your daily routine, you’ll notice its benefits become a regular part of your life.
There’s no doubt about it: the early bird does get the worm, and if you strive to live a more altruistic lifestyle, your morning routine should play an important role.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive.
Whether you’re in the business world or the nonprofit realm, communication is a critical component of moving things forward and accomplishing your goals.
Community Advocates is pleased to announce that the Rental Housing Resource Center is working in partnership with the Milwaukee County Eviction Prevention Funds to assist Milwaukee County residents in need of rental assistance.
Community Advocates’ core values of dignity and respect for all we serve guides us in our work each day. We are incensed by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Dontre Hamilton, Sylville Smith, Tony McDade, Joel Acevedo and countless other men and women whose lives have been stolen, many at the hands of law enforcement.
If you’re looking for a way to get in shape and get involved in the community, we’ve got you covered. Here are five reasons to run for a charity this summer.
Like any other muscle, a brain needs to be exercised, stretched and challenged to stay strong. Check out these cool tricks you can practice to exercise your brain and build mental muscle.
Caring for animals is an important part of living an altruistic lifestyle. Today we explore how you can live more altruistically with the animals in your day-to-day life.
If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to fight loneliness while still regarding social distancing.
You can help Milwaukee’s most vulnerable neighbors in need by donating to Community Advocates on #GivingTuesdayNow. Click here to make your gift today.
When things are busy, wellness often takes a backseat to our presumed priorities. Check out a few ways to bring your personal health back to the forefront of your life.
Volunteering and serving doesn’t have to be challenging when you use your talents to support others. Identify your talents, ask for support and find an organization where you can use your strengths to give back.
The state of Wisconsin has been working to get the online systems in place for the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program.
If you want to get involved this International Pay It Forward Day, check out these quarantine-friendly ways to pay it forward.
These books inspire the altruistic lifestyle and show anyone can make an impact on the world. Let’s explore each of them more in depth.
Poetry is a cultural art form that combines both the beauty of literature and an artistic sense of musicality. Here are a few ways to get involved this National Poetry Month.
Community Advocates' priority is the health and well-being of our staff, clients, community partners, and volunteers during the coronavirus public health emergency. Here, we're collecting resources to help our community members meet their basic needs, like energy assistance, rent, food access, and more.
Meditation is powerful. If you’re still unsure whether or not the practice is worth trying, check out these top benefits of meditation and consider how they can help improve your life.
Community Advocates' priority is the health and well-being of our staff, clients, community partners, and volunteers during the coronavirus public health emergency. Here, we're collecting resources to help promote health and wellness during this difficult time.
Community Advocates is concerned about the health and safety of those who access our services and our employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Therefore, we are temporarily closed to the public but will be offering services over the phone or by email.
When bad things happen, how do we act individually, and how can we come together as a society? How can we be kind in times of darkness?
Due to the Coronavirus public health emergency, we are temporarily closing our physical locations and moving to phone appointments. If you are having a no heat emergency, call 2-1-1 In the best interest of the health and safety of our staff and those we serve; we are temporarily closing our sites.
Whether it’s a few hours or a long commitment, volunteering not only supports those around you but positively influences you as well.
Living a full and altruistic life is about more than just doing your best. It’s about sharing your best with others around you and connecting with them through our inherent need to tell stories.
To connect more residents with Energy Assistance benefits, the Milwaukee County Energy Assistance Program is offering extended hours in March.
To mark National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Tre Rivali (200 N. Broadway, Milwaukee) and The Outsider (310 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee) will feature specialty cocktails to pay homage to the inspirational women in our lives. $1 of each cocktail sold will be donated to the Milwaukee Women’s Center.
Did you know you can give back by supporting small businesses? Here are some hows, whys and benefits of supporting small businesses for your altruistic lifestyle.
If you want your child to start on the right path, help them get involved in their community and start volunteering today.
If you’re still not sure what you’re doing over spring break, check out these ideas for how you can have fun and give back.
You can give the most lovely Valentine’s Day gift by giving back to your community. Check out 14 altruistic ways to celebrate this special day.
Don’t let winter get you down. Resist seasonal affective disorder with five tips to stay positive during the coldest season.
Our words are powerful and should be handled with respect. Because they can impact others, choose yours wisely with these helpful tips.
How can we be kind in times of darkness? Today we’re going to talk about just that, and how we can continue to live altruistically when facing heart-wrenching times.
Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. Stand up to them and choose joy instead with five ways to overcome self-defeating thoughts.
Community Advocates Public Policy Institute is proud to be a partner in the City of Milwaukee’s free gun lock distribution initiative. The Milwaukee-based Master Lock Company donated 1,000 keyed gun locks to the city’s Office of Violence Prevention, which is distributing them to community partners and individuals. The gun locks are available upon request at Community Advocates’ downtown offices’ front desk at 728 N. James Lovell St., Milwaukee, during regular business hours.
It’s out with the old and in with the new, and we’re ready to say hello to bright beginnings in 2020.
A mentorship program has more in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether mentoring is right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.
While the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” may be a little strange by today’s standards, you can still celebrate by giving gifts in your community. Check out this unique spin on 12 ways you can show you care this holiday season.
Community Advocates’ offices will be closed on December 24 & 25 and December 31 & January 1 to celebrate the holidays. The Milwaukee County Energy Assistance Program will not be taking appointments on those days.
Making a new, healthy habit that sticks can be pretty difficult. If you want to begin a habit that you can actually stick with, check out these useful tips.
Learn more about Community Advocates’ busy 2018 in our annual report! As Community Advocates’ Board President Sheree Dallas Branch writes in the introduction, “In the City of Milwaukee, 27% of our neighbors live below the poverty line, a number that is more than double the national average."
With a little out-of-the-box thinking, you can give back in ways that meet the unique needs of your community and are fulfilling to everyone you encounter.
On November 30, support your local businesses and discover hidden gems in your town.
Cooking up a homemade meal can be nourishing for the mind, body and soul. Read on to discover how cooking makes people happier and more connected.
Community Advocates Public Policy Institute was thrilled to support its Founding Director and Senior Fellow David Riemer’s latest endeavor, the book Putting Government in Its Place: The Case for a New Deal 3.0, in which David argues that the New Deal Era is not dead. In fact, now is the perfect time to update it to address our current needs and disparities.
We recently received this note from a Bay View renter who was having problems with getting his landlord to repair his apartment. Thankfully, this renter found Community Advocates' Housing Department. Here’s the note.
On October 24, Community Advocates had the great pleasure of celebrating the completion of Mauricio Ramirez’s mural on the east side of our downtown offices. Titled “Heart & Sol,” the nearly 5,000-square-foot mural portrays Milwaukee’s residents through the images of two girls looking north and south.
For centuries, people have been preaching the benefits of meditation. Keep reading to learn about some of the best advantages you’ll receive from meditation.