In the wake of a decision by the Milwaukee County Board to create Community Restoration Centers, which will provide employment, health care and educational services, officials said additional resources and collaboration are necessary to address the needs of underserved communities.
America’s Black Holocaust Museum, established in 1984 but forced to operate without a physical location since 2008, will return to Bronzeville, pending a successful capital campaign, as part of a $17 million mixed-use development.
Residents who live near a North Side facility that is accused of improperly handling and disposing of hazardous materials urged city and state officials to better regulate companies that pose potential risks.
The Milwaukee TechForce Training center, created by a $1.3 million federal grant, has brought together public and private partners with the goal of educating and retraining individuals to provide access to family-sustaining careers in the information technology industry.
According to individuals familiar with the local manufacturing industry, people from underserved communities will need increased access to education, exposure to technology and a “growth mindset” to access the opportunities of the future.
Larry Hicks, 64, talks about his experience in a racially segregated Milwaukee Public Schools system.
A districtwide uniform policy recently passed by the Milwaukee Public Schools Board of Directors attempts to address bullying and reduce costs for low-income families, but critics say it does not get at the root cause of those issues.
The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Wisconsin filed a federal class action lawsuit that claims Milwaukee police stop and search Milwaukee residents, particularly people of color, without cause.
The Milwaukee Christian Center, whose senior center is located near 14th Street and National Avenue, has created an atmosphere of support, encouragement and education that helps struggling individuals access opportunities.
In response to recent anti-immigrant federal actions, local immigrants and advocates are organizing a “Day without Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees” to protest the implementation of policies they say would criminalize non-citizens.