The Agape Community Center installed more than 50 rain barrels in nearby neighborhoods to help promote sustainability and a cleaner environment in Milwaukee.
Longtime community organizer Mike Soika brings his passion for social justice and a “continuous improvement” model to his position as the first director of Milwaukee Succeeds, a year-old community partnership for education reform launched by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
The multi-faceted revitalization of the Menomonee Valley continues as a groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for a 24-acre park built along the Hank Aaron State Trail.
Liberty Mutual Insurance has awarded more than $100,000 to seven local nonprofit organizations through its Facebook campaign, “Like My Community.” COA Youth & Family Centers, One Heartland and Running Rebels each won $30,000.
An innovative program at COA Goldin Center started last summer to teach teens gardening and entrepreneurship skills yielded camaraderie and cash for participants. This summer, it expanded to four additional locations.
Hundreds of people started the process to get revoked or suspended driver’s licenses reinstated at a recent event sponsored by the Center for Driver’s License Recovery and Employability along with other nonprofit and government entities.
Timothy Terry, a Journey House board member, has been named one of The Network Journal’s 40-under-Forty Achievement Award winners. The Network Journal is a print and online publication focusing on black professionals and business owners.
Those who missed the giant puppets and other float decorations created for the Summer of Peace All-City People’s Parade will be able to see them at the Labor Day Parade on Sept. 3. The art objects were displayed at City Hall in August.
Though not quite the Dream Act, a presidential order has given eligible undocumented immigrants the opportunity to work and attend school legally in the United States. Organizers estimated that more than 1,000 local residents showed up at a recent application drive for the new “deferred action” immigration policy.
A free concert returned to Johnsons Park after five years, with rave reviews from residents.