The number of students who passed their GED tests at Milwaukee’s four main testing sites nose-dived when a new, more challenging test was rolled out in 2014. It has been rising slowly since then, but is still fewer than one-fourth of the total who passed in 2013.
Local leaders are urging residents to utilize JobLines, a joint initiative that connects Milwaukee residents with jobs in Waukesha and Washington counties via public transit.
The Adams Garden Park, a mixed-use garden center and community gathering place, is being developed by Larry and Sharon Adams, founders of Walnut Way.
A new designation as a National Treasure and a lower cost estimate for rehabilitation of the Mitchell Park Domes have renewed hope for its long-term future.
Despite several setbacks, financing has been completed on the $21 million Welford Sanders Historic Lofts, a renovated building that will house residents and nonprofits and serve as a memorial to the man who led development efforts in Harambee for decades.
Walnut Way’s Innovations and Wellness Commons has filled a void in Lindsay Heights, a neighborhood short on healthy food options.
The Daddy Daughter Dance is held just once a year, but participants say it creates a lasting impact for those involved.
Hired to replace the retiring Sharon Adams as executive director of Walnut Way Conservation Corp. in June, LaShawndra Vernon has been voted out by the organization’s board of directors.
Darryl Johnson, executive director of Riverworks Development Corp., has led several major projects that have helped to change the outlook in Harambee.
JCP Construction, an African-American-owned company that has worked on several recent high-profile projects including the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and the Commons, has been hired as the general contractor for Bader Philanthropies global headquarters. The $9.5 million headquarters will be built in Harambee.