Nearly a year after permitting problems delayed the placement of decorative gateway markers in Clarke Square, the first of five markers has recently been set on South Layton Boulevard.
The Milwaukee Christian Center has been serving low-income south side residents for decades, providing services ranging from food pantries to first-time juvenile offender programs. But, MCC leaders understand that they must adapt to new challenges. Recently, they began a process that will shape the center’s future.
Manni Marquez, director of the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative (CSNI), was recently selected as the 2011 “Mi Comunidad” award winner. The award recognizes an unsung hero in Milwaukee’s Hispanic community each year. Marquez has been active in the Clarke Square neighborhood for more than 15 years.