Canoeing workshops, obesity focused programming and new providers at St. Anthony School clinics!
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Canoeing workshop creates excitement and connection around Kinnickinnic River
Sixteenth Street's Department of Environmental Health hosted a summer series of free environmental workshops on the changes happening in the Kinnickinnic (KK) River neighborhood. These family friendly workshops helped residents better understand the impact of the neighborhood changes and how they can use these new spaces.  Residents learned through hands-on activities such as fishing, biking, canoeing and outdoor science! Many of these were first time experiences for residents. For example, residents were overwhelmingly excited about the canoeing workshop, as not one of them had been on a canoe or out on the river before. Young participants commented, "this is better than watching TV," while another exclaimed, "this is the best day of my life!" Experiential learning is one of the best ways for residents to build a connection to our community and our KK River. 
H ealthy Choices family and adult nutrition education classes work towards lowering obesity rate in community

As an obesity prevention and intervention department, Sixteenth  Street's Healthy Choices aims to target obesity both at an individual and a community level. Through innovative programming in the clinic and out in the community, Healthy Choices aims to educate and mobilize community members around healthy eating habits, physical activity and environmental improvement that fosters healthier individuals and communities. Programing includes a family nutrition education series, adult cooking and nutrition classes, Latinos por la Salud, a community advocacy group that leads walking, biking and community events and the Healthy Latino School Initiative, which influences food and nutrition policy and education in 5 partnering schools.
In the last year, more than 225 families participated in cooking and nutrition classes at churches and schools and more than 300 children in the partnering schools received nutrition, cooking and gardening education and field trips to local farms.
A second provider team added at St. Anthony Schools clinics to meet demand
For the past two years, Sixteenth Street has operated in-school clinics at all five St. Anthony School locations. The goal is to break down barriers to care for kids and families, so kids stay healthy, in school and learning. Both students of St. Anthony and their families are able to be seen at the in-school clinics, making visits accessible, quick and convenient for all types of families. Due to an overwhelming positive response and increasing demand from students, families and St. Anthony, Sixteenth Street is adding a second provider team to be able to serve more people and offer additional services. Other future plans include adding a behavioral health provider and educational opportunities for parents around highly requested topics.
2017 Celebrity Roast Raffle Tickets Now Available! 

Not able to make it to the event? You can still buy raffle tickets to be entered to win one of three exciting packages!

Now that I've started learning, I don't want to stop

" You really don't know what you don't know. When it comes to your health, I've realized learning and having all the information you need to be healthy is so important. That's why the Adult Nutrition and Cooking Education classes through Healthy Choices at Sixteenth Street made such a difference in my life. I thought I was doing most things right, and it turns out I had a lot to learn and was capable of a lot more than I thought.

I found out about the classes through a health fair and decided to try it out. I live quite far away and can never find classes offered in Spanish near me, so this was an opportunity I wanted to take advantage of. The classes were great. Our teacher, Delia, was great. The other women in my class were wonderful people. It was a fantastic experience all around...

Childhood obesity is a problem that many families face. As a parent, sometimes it can be hard to admit when our children are overweight. But it is important to recognize what is happening and start taking steps to help our children live and grow into healthier lives. Your most trusted resource should be your pediatrician. They can first, help you know if your child is obese, and second, help you create a healthier environment for him or her to grown in. Here are some things you can keep in mind to make sure your child is getting what they need to stay healthy and either avoid or grow out of obesity.

Don't assume your child is overweight

Young children can have all sorts of different heights and weights and often have growth spirts at different times. Don't automatically assume your child is overweight. Make sure you talk to your doctor about his or her weight. They will be able to tell you if it is normal, or if obesity is an issue. .. CONTINUE READING

** If you are interested in employment with Sixteenth Street, visit our booth at the Waukesha Job Fair on October 4th at Waukesha County Technical College.

SEEDS Co-Facilitator : SEEDS is a 16-week emotional treatment group for teen girls that runs on Monday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Current session started Monday, September 18 th but we are still accepting a volunteer.

Patient Guide - Clinics: Volunteer will help our patients have a great experience in our clinics - greet and assist our guests, answer questions and guide them to their appointments.

Population Health Outreach: Volunteer will help our patients stay in control of their health - follow up with patients on required tests and screenings, acquire test results and make appointments as needed. 

If interested in volunteer opportunities listed email Kate Jaeger at
Kinnickinnic River Workshops

Saturday, September 23rd
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Jackson Park
This is a FREE family-friendly event. Activities for children will be offered.

The river and our neighborhood are changing. Come learn about these changes and new ways to enjoy our new river.

10 AM - Water Scientist
10 AM - Guided Bird Walk 
11 AM - Habitat in our Neighborhood
12 PM - Canoe Trip in the Lagoon
1 PM - Biking Through the Park

Birds in the Park

September 30th
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Pulaski Park
2677 S 16th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Come and enjoy the sounds of fall.  Each Saturday in September we will go on a short early morning nature walk to count and observe the birds in the area.  We will need your help!

Fall KK River Cleanup

Saturday, October 14 2017
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Pulaski Park

Music from Bahía Band
Free Lunch
Kids Activities
Join your neighbors to help keep the Kinnickinnic River clean!

Gloves and trash bags provided.

Celebrate Pulaski Park! Find out the decisions made by community members on changes happening soon.

There will be kids' art activities, a fire engine,
music and food. And everything's free!
FREE HIV, Hep C and Syphilis Testing

Lunes, el 18 de Septiembre
Milwaukee Public Library
814 W Wisconsin Ave
Central LIbrary Kirkelas Confrence Rom 2A
12:00 - 5:00 PM
Free rapid confidential HIV, HEP C and Syphilis testing.
Prevention 101
Safe Sex Kits 
PEP and PrEP information

KK River Neighbors in Action

Second Wednesday of every month
6:00 PM
Pulaski Park Pavilion
The KK River Neighbors in Action (NIA) meet monthly with members of the community, local elected officials and other influential partners to discuss and vote on issues they deem important to the neighborhood and take action!
Walking Club
Organized by Latinos por la Salud

Burnham Park (meet at the corner of 35th and Burnham)
Starting June 2nd, 2017
Every Tuesday
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Contact Delia at 414-897-5293

Do you want to stay active and get in shape this summer?

Join us for our community walking club!

We walk for 30 minutes then we do salsa, zumba, aerobics, nia or yoga!

It's a great way to connect with neighbors, have fun and most of all - stay active!

Adult Nutrition and Cooking Classes

Starting June 12th, 2017
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Chavez Location

Contact Delia at 414-897-5293
  • Learn how to chose healthier foods at home, in the grocery story or eating out
  • Learn how to develop healthy habits for you and your children
  • Learn how to prepare healthy, affordable and delicious meals

Every person who gets a flu shot and takes home a FIT test receives a prize!
What else do you want to hear about? Send us an email and let us know!
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