New digs

Reflo is now headquartered in the newly renovated Arts @ Large Community building at 1100 S. Fifth St. in Walker’s Point. We have an office suite on the second floor. The team is looking forward to the evolution of this space, which will feature a public cafe on the ground floor as well as flexible exhibition space.

The move comes on top of several years of collaboration with fellow nonprofit Arts @ Large, which occupies the building’s third floor.

The dust hasn’t yet settled and the paint is still wet, but Reflo is excited to finally have a place to call its own.

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Conference is Aug. 1

Brown Street Academy, just south of Alice’s Garden in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood, is the site for the next Green Schools Conference.

Brown Street Academy, just south of Alice’s Garden in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood, is the site for the next Green Schools Conference.

Save the Date for the fourth annual Green Schools Conference: Thursday, Aug. 1 at Brown Street Academy, 2029 N. 20th St. in Milwaukee.

More details will be announced.

Welcome Lisa!

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Say hello to Lisa Neeb, the newest member of the Reflo team! She serves as our Green & Healthy Schools project manager and will help transform urban schoolyards into sustainable green spaces full of opportunities to discover and experience nature in our cities. A Milwaukee native and passionate science educator, Lisa will support schools as they develop conceptual plans for their new outdoor spaces, assist the fundraising efforts needed to support these projects, and develop curriculum to get the community outside to play and explore. We are excited to have Lisa join the Reflo team!

Annual Advisory Dinner

Board members Denice Niebuhr and Barbara Ricahrds hold the Reflo puzzle-piece banner after the annual advisory council dinner held at Arts @ Large on March 21. Notes and feedback from seven break-out groups was written on the back of each piece of the puzzle.

Board members Denice Niebuhr and Barbara Ricahrds hold the Reflo puzzle-piece banner after the annual advisory council dinner held at Arts @ Large on March 21. Notes and feedback from seven break-out groups was written on the back of each piece of the puzzle.

About 50 invited guests reviewed programming and activities, brainstormed opportunities, shared perspectives, and enjoyed food prepared by Vincent High School’s culinary arts students.

Hegarty recognized for leadership

photo by Sean Kiebzak

photo by Sean Kiebzak

The Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network awarded Reflo's executive director Justin Hegarty for its Distinguished Leader Award at its annual membership kickoff event, To the Moon and Back, on Feb. 21 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

YNPN credited Justin with "exceptional leadership qualities and contributions towards not only your organization but the community as a whole. We [were] especially impressed by the impact you have had on the growth of your organization and your ability to bring people together."

Congratulations, Justin!