A group of Northwestern Mutual employees collected and donated more than 4,000 books to the Next Door Foundation in honor of Black History Month.
The Alma Center’s Wisdom Walk to Self-Mastery offers perpetrators of domestic violence a chance to heal the wounds of their own trauma and unlearn the lessons of violence-plagued childhoods.
Sherman Park homeowner Alex Runner loves his family, his neighborhood, his city — and his chickens.
Fourth- through ninth-grade students are invited to enter an essay contest about how they used values demonstrated by Jackie Robinson, the first African American baseball player in the major leagues, to overcome personal barriers. Prizes include a trip to the World Series.
Although there didn’t appear to be any lords leaping or drummers drumming, two Borchert Field men made Christmas merrier for neighborhood children. For 12 days before Christmas they collected, wrapped and distributed warm clothing and toys from a front porch at 9th and Ring streets.
The Washington Park Partners Housing Committee used a drawing to select potential buyers for three foreclosed homes at the organization’s annual meeting. Even with the work that needs to be done on the houses, they are a real bargain.
Lindsay Heights teens sold Christmas ornaments and baked goods to benefit the Walnut Way 4-H Club and enhance their skills at the club’s second annual holiday sale.
Volunteers from Tikkun Ha-Ir, a Jewish social justice organization, provide dinner, gifts and a visit from Santa to women and families in an emergency shelter at the Cathedral Center on Christmas Eve.
Thousands of members of Wisconsin’s Hmong community and many non-Hmong guests celebrated the Hmong New Year with traditional songs and dances, foods, costumes and a variety of contests and awards.
Hmong and African American youth from two Safe & Sound “Safe Places” worked together recently to paint murals on the walls of the Hmong American Friendship Association. The project aimed to raise awareness of cultural differences and reduce stereotypes.