WHAT IS CLARKE SQUARE?

Clarke Square is a neighborhood of many riches.  Above all, the people of Clarke Square fill the neighborhood with their talents, ambitions, and values. One of the most diverse communities in Milwaukee, Clarke Square is home to Journey House, a community-based organization that helps families move out of poverty.  The community boasts the Milwaukee County Mitchell Park Conservatory where visitors can enter the world’s only beehive-shaped glass domes.  César E. Chávez Drive, a commercial strip that forms the neighborhood’s eastern border, draws Milwaukee’s Latino community and others to shop, eat authentic Mexican food, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. These are just a few of our communities but there are many other neighborhood groups that can be found below. You can find out more about our history or view our Quality of Life plan below. 

The Clark Square Mission

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Download The Quality of Life Plan

The mission of Clarke Square Neighborhood is to create a strong neighborhood with a variety of homes, public spaces, safe streets, landmark places (schools, churches, community centers, parks) and strong business community to create a vibrant, diverse neighborhood.


Our Team

Patricia T. Najera, Executive Director, Ex-Officio

Brisa E. Ramirez, Economic Development Manager

Board Of Directors

Howard Snyder, President, Community Development Consultant

Tranaise Scott, Fannie Mae

Tanya Stamps, Treasurer, Legal Action of Wisconsin


Peggy Neal, Meta House

Kate Wolf, Freddie Mac

Eduardo Castro, Husch Blackwell


Karen Sands Portrait

Karen Sands, Consultant

Omar Hamdan, Chase Bank

Sheila Mayhorn, YWCA of Greater Milwaukee