Donated children’s shoes hang in City Hall to represent the number of child abuse and neglect cases in Milwaukee County in 2011.
For the first time in 2012, the City of Milwaukee set aside a specific percentage of contracting dollars for black-owned companies. However, an NNS analysis of city data shows that the ordinance benefited few such firms.
A new program for veterans and active service members will offer affordable housing and benefit the community through Veterans Volunteer Corp.
The recently formed Metcalfe Park Community Action Team came in second in a new Chicago-based contest, for its creative and temporary use of a vacant lot to draw positive attention to the North Side neighborhood.
Readjusting to life after war is still difficult for veterans over age 60. Dry Hootch’s peer support network gives veterans what they need most: each other.
After months of preparation, Urban Underground youth recently presented their plans for improving health, public safety, education and juvenile justice in Milwaukee. The organization collaborated with other non-profits to hold a youth summit at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.
Survivors of sexual assault were given a forum to share their stories at a recent event that combined a “Speak Out” with “Take Back the Night.”
Puerto Rican native Christian Ruemmele has risen from a tumultuous past of drug possession and gang involvement to become a leader since he was hired as an AmeriCorps YouthBuild member. The program has given him a chance to earn his GED and build a better life for himself, his family and the community.
Fondy Food Center is one of 100 agencies nationwide competing to win a free fruit orchard. To vote, go to www.communitiestakeroot.com.
Black women in Milwaukee County are more likely than any other racial group to die from breast cancer, but education, early detection and peer support are beginning to make a difference in reducing mortality and improving their quality of life.