The Black and Latino/a Ecosystem and Support Transition (BLEST) Hub, housed within CURTO, has published its first annual “State of the Ecosystem” report. This report highlights the first year of work for the BLEST Hub in which they have mapped networks of support available to Black and Latino/a students within the Greater Milwaukee area, identified best practices and dialogued with local activists and organizations.
Along with the report, the BLEST Hub is excited to announce the “Support and Services Ecosystem Map for Milwaukee Black and Latino/a Students.” This interactive map provides a visual representation of Milwaukee’s actors and the partnerships that exist between the number of non-profits, government entities, for-profit organizations, grassroots organizations and coalitions in the city. A guiding presentation is available to walk viewers through the elements of the map. The report and map are the culmination of months of collaborative discussions with local non-profit leaders, post-secondary institutions and community partners.