ON-Lion Letter

In March, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in Milwaukee announced the winners of its 2016 Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (the "MANDI Awards"), which celebrate successful efforts to revitalize neighborhoods and strengthen the community.

Rodney Bourrage, Sr., the founder and executive director of Operation DREAM, won the Northern Trust Navigator Award.  Bourrage has devoted his entire life to service as a mentor, advocate, resource, friend, parent-figure, and counselor to some of the most at-risk boys in the city.

The Foreclosure Reclamation Project of ACTS Housing won the PNC Trail Blazer Award.  As part of a unique partnership with the City of Milwaukee, the project helps families through financial counseling, brokerage, and rehab management -- ultimately empowering them to become capable new homeowners.

Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation supports both Operation DREAM and the ACTS Community Development Corporation.

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