The annual Garfield Avenue Festival, held between 7th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in Bronzeville drew large crowds despite an early-afternoon downpour. Food, music and homemade wares were plentiful at the day-long event.
Darlene Rogers talks about the role environment and encouragement play in success.
An expansion of Mayor Tom Barrett’s Earn & Learn youth jobs program is providing summer employment for 200 young people in an attempt to reduce crime and clean city neighborhoods.
Brandi Elam, 20, talks about how Cold Spring Park, the neighborhood she lives in, has created a sense of togetherness.
With the combined resources of MPS, Teach for America, Schools That Can and City Year, an MPS K-8 school that was nearly closed in 2011 is working to improve student achievement, grow attendance and reduce suspensions.
Dave Wroten, 54, talks about growing up as the son of a minister.
Annie Davis, 61, talks about how she started using alcohol to escape a painful childhood.
Common Ground is encouraging residents to urge their city, county and state representatives to vote against public funding for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.
Alexander James, 24, talks about how spirituality has changed his life.
A new initiative to house youths aging out of foster care may provide a template for addressing homelessness, city, county and nonprofit officials say.