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We connect through strong relationships, equitable partnerships and culturally rooted community engagement events like the Black Artist & Authors Expo, Juneteenth Soul Food Brunch and City-wide Kwanzaa. Learn more about our progams and how we are growing together.

We believe in a holistic approach to well-being rooted in the 8 Dimensions of Wellness. In order to transition from surviving to thriving, we create our programs and opportunities within this framework.

Wellness Rooted in 8 Dimensions

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We offer a safe and supportive space to network and share experiences through a variety of opportunities

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We believe all wellness is linked to safe, stable, living environments. Whether it’s our home, our city, or our planet.

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Intentions and values are important to us. We focus on holistic energies, integrity, and alignment to cultural practices.

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We provide life readiness, employment, and entrepreneurial skill development opportunities through our pathways program

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Certified peer specialists and mentors facilitate supportive discussions and activities that empower our community.

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We shift our financial wellness by focusing on our relationship with money and wealth building.

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We build programs that call the knowledge, experience, and abilities we have to find the solutions we seek within our own community.

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We focus on physical health and wellbeing through advocacy and key partnerships in our community

Our Programs

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UJAMAA Business Network is a community of entrepreneurs empowered by the practice of cooperative economics. We combine knowledge, skills, and resources to support and grow business in disenfranchised communities throughout Wisconsin, focusing on Black-owned businesses.

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BYAYA! (Black Youth & Young Adults) provides crucial support to self-identifying Black youth and young adults between 10 – 26. Through innovative programs, peer led outreach, free employment skills and professional development training we help our future leaders discover their purpose and path to wellness.

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The Lived Experience Empowerment Council focuses on empowering and uplifting the voice and experiences of people dealing with challenges rooted in the social determinants of health. Through collaborative learning and a supportive trauma-informed community, we help empower members to advocate for change.

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About Tara Wilhelmi, Culturally Rooted Founder

Driven by her passion for positive social change and thriving, healthy communities of color, Tara Wilhelmi enjoys acting as a connector and seed planter as she collaborates with folks throughout Wisconsin on impactful projects. She is a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS), Certified Parent Peer Specialist (CPPS), and state trainer of Certified Peer Specialists.