The number of homeless individuals in Milwaukee has dropped by 600 since the Housing First Initiative began in 2015, though more than 900 people remain homeless and some struggle to access supportive services and find housing.
A City of Milwaukee foreclosure renovation program that launched to heavy criticism from residents at the beginning of the year has encountered roadblocks that have slowed progress and cast doubt on its potential for success.
The Journey House Felix Mantilla Little League team recently welcomed a youth baseball team from Isabela, Puerto Rico, the birthplace of the Milwaukee Braves star.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee announced the closure of its Daniels-Mardak location, and some parents are worried about finding a new safe place for their children to spend time.
City on a Hill connects students to summer work opportunities and provides lifelong skills.
Recently retired community organizer Talibah Mateen-Hooper devoted herself to building community block-by-block for two decades.
Neu-Life Community Development organized a tour for teens of “hidden gems” in Lindsay Heights, including Alice’s Garden, Walnut Way Conservation Corp. and neighborhood businesses.
On the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Sylville Smith, his family hosted a “Back to School Bash.” The event provided an outlet for community members to celebrate Smith’s life and get students excited to go back to school.
The renovated teen center at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club provides a computer lab, theater performance area, game area and a place to study.
The Coalition for a People’s Sheriff is beginning to create alliances across social movements in an effort to unseat Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.