Are you looking to get more involved in your neighborhood? Is there a particular project you and your neighbors have been discussing and you are ready to get it going? Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN) can connect you with a variety of resources to plan and implement community improvement projects that promote neighborhood pride, community safety, and social engagement.

Silver City Neighbors interested in getting involved in any of these efforts, please contact Gisela Ortega at or 414.383.9038 x5336.

Burnham Park and Layton Park neighbors interested in getting involved in any of these efforts, please contact Jonatan Zuñiga at or 414.385.5300.

Silver City International Festival Committee

Would you like to be a part of the action in organizing the Silver City International Festival? The Silver City International Festival Committee is looking for 2 more neighbors to be a part of their group in helping plan and organize the 2018 Silver City International Festival. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the Silver City neighborhood and build some new friendships. Please contact if you’re interested in joining.


¿Le gustaría ser parte de la acción en la organización del Festival Internacional de Silver City? El Comité del Festival Internacional de Silver City está buscando a otros dos vecinos para formar parte de su grupo y ayudar a planificar y organizar el Festival Internacional de 2018 Silver City. Esta es una gran oportunidad para involucrarse en el vecindario de Silver City y construir nuevas amistades. Por favor, póngase en contacto con si está interesado en unirse.

New Design for 35th and National Intersection

Here are the proposed designs for the northeast intersection of 35th Street and National Avenue! This project was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional support was provided by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the Zilber Family Foundation, and the City of Milwaukee.

For more informaton, contact Celia at 414-585-8536 or

¡Aquí están los diseños propuestos para la intersección del noreste de la 35.a calle y de la avenida nacional! Este proyecto fue apoyado en parte por una beca del  Wisconsin Arts Board con fondos del Estado de Wisconsin y la Fundación Nacional de las Artes. Apoyo adicional fue proporcionado por la Greater Milwaukee Foundation, la Zilber Family Foundation y la ciudad de Milwaukee.

Para más información, comuníquese con Celia al 414-585-8536 o

Historic Layton Boulevard flags for sale!

HLB flagSupplies are limited!

If you live on Historic Layton Boulevard, show off that you love where you live! The flags cost $5 and come with a mounting bracket, 5-foot wooden pole and a neighborhood history written by Milwaukee historian John Gurda.

To purchase your flag or for more details contact Brianna at or 414-383-9038 ext.2305.

LBWN expresses our sincere gratitude to the City of Milwaukee Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation and the Zilber Family Foundation for their support of this effort to enhance pride in the neighborhood!

Banderas en venta para el distrito histórico “Layton Boulevard”

¡un número limitado!

Si usted vive en el distrito histórico de “Layton Boulevard”, ¡muestra que ama donde vive! Las banderas cuestan $5 y incluyen un soporte de montaje, un poste de madera y una historia del vecindario escrita por el historiador de Milwaukee, John Gurda.

Para comprar su bandera o por más detalles comunica con Brianna al o al 414-383-9038 ext.2305.

LBWN expresa nuestro sincero agradecimiento a City of Milwaukee Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation y a la Zilber Family Foundation por su apoyo a este esfuerzo para mejorar el orgullo en el vecindario!

Block_Improvement_ProjectsCommunity Improvement Projects

Have you and your neighbors been discussing a particular project that you would like to implement to improve the neighborhood in some way? Over the past 20 years, hundreds of neighborhood leaders have collaborated with LBWN on dozens of community improvement projects that range from cleanups and address plaques to community gardens and alley light installations. Additionally, LBWN can connect you with grants from various city and private resources that can assist in paying for a portion of the project.

Check out this block project menu to learn more about potential projects for your block.

Community_Improvement_ProjectBlock Clubs

Starting a block club is one of the simplest and most rewarding community efforts you can lead in the neighborhood. Neighbors getting to know one another leads to several neighborhood improvements including increased social connections and enhanced community safety. They can also lead to more comprehensive improvements in the future by building a solid groundwork of residents committed to the future of their neighborhood.

Burnham_Park_Task_ForceBurnham Park Task Force

Neighborhood residents are currently working with Layton Boulevard West Neighbors to develop plans to make physical improvements to Burnham Park, one of the most popular gathering places in the neighborhood. If you would like to be involved in this effort to improve Burnham Park, please contact Brianna Sas-Perez at or 414.383.9038 x. 2305.


LBWN_COmmunity_Connections_Small_Grants_2015Community Connections Small Grant

The Community Connectsions Small Grant program offers grants up to $750 for neighbor-led improvement projects in several Milwaukee neighborhoods including Layton Boulevard West. Projects should benefit a specific neighborhood and be planned and led by a group of at least three people. At least one group member needs to live in the neighborhood where the project will take place.  Completed applications are due by October 26th.

Visit to apply online and to learn about previously funded projects.  Funded By: Northwestern Mutual, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and Zilber Family Foundation

LOTFOTLCommunity Supported Agriculture in Silver City!

LOTFOTL Community Farm added a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) drop-off site in Silver City for the coming growing season! (“LOTFOTL” stands for “Living off the Fat of the Land.”) CSA’s are a model of farming that allows for a direct connection between farmers and the people buying their produce: individuals become “members” of the farm—committing to buying a share of produce for a set dollar amount for the year. LOTFOTL then drops off regularly scheduled boxes of fresh produce from their farm at a designated drop-off site. And this year, one of the drop-off sites is right here in Silver City! Every Thursday beginning in June through the end of the growing season, LOTFOTL will be dropping off produce for CSA members at the Urban Ecology Center (3700 W Pierce St). Visit to learn more about LOTFOTL’s farming practices, their produce offerings, and payment options. You can also sign up right on their website, and get fresh produce delivered right to your neighborhood this summer!

Madison_Garden_Community_GardenCommunity Gardens

Looking for some space to grow your own fruits and vegetables while also getting to know your neighbors? If so, consider getting involved in one of the community gardens in Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park!

Madison Garden: Located at 3201 W Madison Street in Silver City, this community-built pocket park features four raised garden beds available for $5 for neighbors living in Silver City, Burnham Park or Layton Park. To reserve your garden bed, please contact Brett at

The Story Garden: Located at 2830 W Burnham Street in Burnham Park, this community-built garden features six raised gardens as well as beautiful artwork throughout. Garden beds are FREE to neighbors living in Silver City, Burnham Park or Layton Park. To get involved, please contact Jonatan Zuñiga at or 414.385.5300.

Burnham Park Garden
:  Located right in the heart of Burnham Park (3300 W Burnham St), these community-built raised beds are just around the corner from the splash pad, playground, walking paths, and open green space!  Garden beds are FREE to neighbors living in Silver City, Burnham Park or Layton Park. To get involved, please contact Brianna Sas-Pérez at or 414.383.9038 x2305.

Three Bridges Park: The Urban Ecology Center invites neighbors to utilize the 36 raised garden beds they have constructed in Three Bridges Park in the Menomonee Valley. Garden plots are $35 for UEC members and $70 for non-members. Reserve your garden bed by contacting Miguel Espinoza at the Urban Ecology Center at or 414.431.2940. (English Flyer / Volante en Español)

Block_ClubsCommunity Safety Initiatives

As a neighbor, there are several ways you can work with your neighbors and LBWN to prevent crime and promote community safety.

  • Request a block meeting on your block.
  • Attend the monthly Milwaukee Police Department District Two Crime and Safety Meetings. (English Schedule / Calendario en Espanol
  • Conduct a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) audit. This will assist in identifying physical   improvements you and your neighbors can make to your properties to prevent crime.

Community Prosecution Unit (CPU)

The CPU is a partnership between the Milwaukee Police Department, District Attorney’s office, and community organizations that seeks to resolve the issues posed by problem properties in our neighborhood. If you suspect criminal activity at a particular property, you can report the information to Maritza Ugarte of Safe & Sound at or 414.788.1912.

Foster Grandparents Program

The Social Development Commission invites older adults (55+) to be foster grandparent volunteers and help improve the grades and behavior of students in pre-school to sixth grade. For more information, contact Lisa Hopgood at 414-906-4608 and see the attached flier.