North Side resident Linda Cooper discovered the African American Women’s Center by chance in 2004. Since that time she has become an integral part of the center as a volunteer and urges others to take advantage of it.
Unkempt and dangerous baseball facilities at Baran Park have raised ire among parents and local officials, but a proposed $2.3 million field enhancement by Journey House could change all that.
A single plot in Gretchen Mead’s front yard has blossomed into the Victory Garden Initiative (VGI), a thriving community of staff and volunteers committed to helping Milwaukee residents grow their own food and cook nutritious meals for their families.
America’s Black Holocaust Museum’s 2017 Founder’s Day event honored Dr. James Cameron’s legacy through a discussion of America’s complex racial history and steps that could be taken toward reconciliation and healing.
A city infamous for significant racial segregation and high rates of incarceration of African-Americans, Milwaukee is also home to a successful community of black professionals seeking social events, networking opportunities and career advancement. Success, they say, requires building strong relationships.
Located across the street from Westlawn Gardens, Wisconsin’s largest low-income public housing development, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center builds and strengthens community by developing long-term relationships, supporting and educating residents of all ages, and paving a path to self-sufficiency.
Motivated by his own weight-loss and exercise journey, Avenues West resident Trueman McGee is taking his message of healthy living and eating to the streets.
Latinas Unidas II, a new United Community Center residential treatment facility in Walker’s Point, will house 15 women seeking help with substance abuse and addiction issues. The program also offers services for pregnant women and those with infants.
Two new apartment buildings with units designated for young people aging out of foster care are planned for the Clarke Square neighborhood, but some residents voiced concern about density and parking at a recent neighborhood meeting.
A series of community conversations hosted by Milwaukee County’s Behavioral Health Division is engaging residents — especially those with behavioral health concerns and their families — in planning a new North Side facility.