News & Newsletters




2016 Press

CORE El Centro again receives a $100,000 grant from Aurora Health Care to improve and expand services, to improve the health of the community. Read more in this Aurora Press Release.


2015 Press

Go Green! CORE El Centro's rooftop garden is noted as one of the "Rooftop Spots to Visit in Milwaukee." Read more in this JSOnline article.

CORE El Centro receives a $100,000 grant from Aurora Health Care to improve and expand services, to improve the health of the community. Read more in this JSOnline article.

Marisa Hernandez and CORE El Centro introduce St. Joan Antida students to yoga, Zumba and Nia, providing tools to help them live healthier lives. Read more in the St. Joan Antida Spring Newsletter on page 5.

2013 Press

Milwaukee Film Festival features the documentary Band of Sisters with Madeline Gianforte and CORE El Centro.  Read more in this JSOnline article.

In our second year in the Clock Shadow Building we are introducing a farmer's market to the rooftop garden program.  Read more about the garden and market in this OnMilwaukee article.

As tenents and partners of the Clock Shadow Building in Walker's Point CORE El Centro is proud to be part of a revelutionary building recieving awards and having a positive environmental impact.  From the Mayor's Design Awards to the Nations top "green" projects.


2012 Press

Learn more about the services offered at CORE El Centro and about Co-Founder, Madeline Gianforte in an interview with The Shepard Express, November 22, 2012: CORE/El Centro's Healing Center.

2011 Press

Milwaukee's new environmentally, sustainable building is quite the site for urban food production between its tenants, Clock Shadow Creamery and CORE El Centro. Click here to view the article, "Cheese facility leads the way", JSOnline, Dec 5, 2011

Georgia Pabst of JSOnline talked with Jayne Ader and Madeline Gianforte on September 4th, 2011 about how CORE El Centro got started and how it plans to expand CORE El Centro's mission with its new ecologically sustainable building on 2nd and Bruce.

CORE El Centro celebrated The Healing Collective ground breaking ceremony at its upcoming eco-friendly home, 130 W. Bruce Street Street in Walker's Point on May 19, 2011. The building opened in March 2012. A ribbon cutting celebration and community party for Walker's Point Association and The Healing Collective were held at Milwaukee Brewing Company after the ground breaking with live music, refreshments and food. To learn more about how Juli Kaufmann of Fix Development plans to turn this toxic "brown field" site into a "net-zero energy use" site for businesses, click here.

Video/Radio Interviews


Perfecto Rivera invites Madeline Gianforte and Maria Miramontes to discuss CORE/El Centro on Valor Latino, Newstalk 1130 WISN. Influenced by their parents, both share stories of how their life experiences impacted their views and utilization of integrative health and how it brought them to CORE/El Centro. They share stories of how CORE's services changed the lives of individuals and the community, providing much needed access to exercise, massage, acupuncture, Reiki and nutritional programs for all ages.  They also discuss how working with partners in traditional healthcare organizations helps to heal the whole person in mind, body and spirit.

Barb Wesson discusses CORE/El Centro's 5th Annual Groov-a-thon Fundraiser with Molly and Tiffany on The Morning Blend.


In 2013, our Garden and Nutrition program incorporated a honey bee hive on our Rooftop Garden.  Find out more in this 88.9 radio spot.

Also new this year was our summer kids camp.  A week long camp kids wellness camp where kids can explore healthy movement, nutrition, and environment.  Learn more in this 88.9 radio spot.


Ana Paula Soares of Proyecto Salud speaks about justice reproductive structure and involving the community in order to have a voice to become involved in racial justice at the Latino Summit on December 27, 2011. To view the Buscando Soluciones video, click here (video in Spanish).

Telemundo's "Buscando Soluciones" program visited CORE/El Centro's Tomando Control de su Salud class in May, 2011. This 6-week program, formerly known as Chronic Disease Self-Management, is an evidenced-based-program out of Stanford University. Participants learn different techniques to manage their chronic diseases and create a healthier life for themselves and their family. The classes are offered in English and Spanish throughout the year. (Video in Spanish).

Jayne Ader, Co-Executive Director of CORE/El Centro, talks about the newly formed Healing Collective: CORE/El Centro, The Healing Center and Aurora Walker's Point Clinic as Patricia Gomez interviews her on MPTV, "Adelante" on March 29, 2011. The video then goes into detail about CORE/El Centro's many programs and services.

Stephanie Calloway, a CORE/El Centro employee, shares her 2-year Public Allies story sharing that she had no idea what impact learning a second a language would have on her community. To listen to her interview, click here.

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