we want all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to live in an environment where each known source of lead poisoning is eliminated.

to create a sustainable lead safe environment in Milwaukee by engaging a broad range of community partners.

we are a collective of nonprofits, environmentalists, educators, doctors, community members, and civic activists

Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC), Clean Wisconsin, Community Advocates, Dominican Center, Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), Hephatha Lutheran Church, Interfaith Earth Network, Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT), League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County, Midwest Environmental Advocates, Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee Water Commons, Revitalize Milwaukee, Sherman Park Community Association, Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, Sister MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, Walnut Way, Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Wisconsin Green Muslims

with four focuses


providing support, resources, and direction to COLE teams as they implement community wide lead education

Workforce Development

informing neighbors about how they can better themselves and their community through lead abatement training


creating change in our city through civic legislation, partnerships, and practices

COLE Parents Lead

organizing parents and families that have been impacted by lead poisoning