Office of African American Affairs

Providing leadership to promote opportunities for African American residents of the city.

Welcome to OAAA

The City of Milwaukee created the Office of African American Affairs (OAAA) by City ordinance to promote equal opportunities for African American residents in areas including (but not limited to): employment, education, job training, housing, health care, voting rights, business ownership, and more. The OAAA houses multiple services and organizations, including government agencies and non-profits, within the OAAA in order to enable residents to access quality of life services in one central location on a regular basis.

Partner Organizations

In addition to various City of Milwaukee government departments, offices and agencies, other OAAA partners include: 

  • City of Milwaukee Office of Equity and Inclusion
  • Equal Rights Commission
  • Milw. County Office of African American Affairs
  • Employ Milwaukee
  • Hire Center of Milwaukee
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Metropolitan Fair Housing Council
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • MHD – Family & Community Health Services
  • MHD – Office of Violence Prevention
  • Milwaukee Continuum of Care
  • Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative
  • MPS / Black & Latino Male Achievement
  • Wisconsin Community Services
  • Milwaukee County Child Support Services
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Department of Corrections, State of WI
  • MENTOR Greater Milwaukee
  • Boys and Men of Color, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Our Initiatives

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Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative

The Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative (MFI) was launched by Mayor Tom Barrett in 2005 with the support of many business, faith-based, philanthropic and other community partners. Learn More 

Black Male Achievement

The City of Milwaukee Black Male Achievement (BMA) Initiative was created to address the multitude of challenges that place young Black boys and men of color across our city at a significant educational, economic and social disadvantage, especially compared to others around the state and country. Learn More 


My Brother's Keeper (MBK) 

The City of Milwaukee My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative is the City’s direct response to President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge. Learn More 


Office of African American Affairs

Darryl Davidson, Director

[email protected]


 About OAAA

 4830 W. Fond du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53216 

 Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM



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