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District 6 - Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

8th Annual Freedom Essay Scholarship Contest

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Milwaukee high school graduates are invited to dissect the concept of "freedom" for the 8th Annual Freedom Essay Scholarship Contest. The scholarship is open to current and recent high school graduates in Milwaukee who are college-bound. The deadline for applications is Friday, August 5, 2016. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded and winning essays may be published.

The topic for the essay is “freedom,” and it provides graduates with an opportunity to parse out how they define the subject and what it means to them. They are encouraged to share their ideas to end prejudice, discrimination, sexism and violence, on a global scale. The suggested length of an applicant’s essay is 1,000 words.

The contest is open to students who reside in the City of Milwaukee and attended a public, private, parochial or home school, or who participated in a high school correspondence program in the city. Preference will be given to residents of the 6th Aldermanic District. For more information, please contact Akuwa Dantzler at (414) 286-8640.

You can apply online or download and fill out a contest application.

Legislation Alderwoman Has Sponsored to Improve District 6 and Our City

Since taking office in 2008, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs has sponsored or cosponsored hundreds of Common Council files. View Complete List


Apply Online for City Boards and Commissions

Residents can apply online to quickly and easily place their names in nomination for appointments to serve on city boards and commissions.

Alderwoman Coggs has been an early and strong voice in the city for increasing and expanding community access and involvement in the boards and commissions appointment process, and she encourages residents to get involved and consider submitting their name for consideration using the new options. “The public deserves a nomination system that is more accessible and transparent, and one that will include potential board and commission candidates from across the entire city,” she said. “Residents who want to become more civically active and involved should take advantage of this new process.”


Do you think you might lose your home? You are not alone.

To jump start the process of getting help, call the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council at 414-921-1090. If you need help avoiding foreclosure NOW, you can get FREE professional help from a nonprofit counselor who will help you establish a budget, understand the terms of your loan and talk with your lender. Go to, or


Alderwoman Coggs's Videos

Community Prosecution
Unit Case Files program

Bronzeville/Martin Luther King Drive
Business Resource Seminar

Report Vandalism to
Vacant Buildings

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Contact Us

City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 205
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

(414) 286-2221


Call for Action
Phone Directory

A limited number of booklets can be obtained by contacting my assistant at 286-8640. You can also download and print your own version of the directory, or call 286-CITY to instantly be connected with any city service.

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Safe Sleep for Your Baby

The City of Milwaukee Health Department strongly advises parents NOT to share a bed with their infant. This is based on an American Academy of Pediatrics 2005 Policy Statement that states that the “risk of SIDS has been shown to be reduced when the infant sleeps in the same room as the mother,” but the AAP recommends that infants not share a bed with parents or anyone else, due to proven hazards. Click here to view a video that offers some advice on how to avoid the problems associated with “co-sleeping” with infants.