District 3 of the Milwaukee Police Department recently hosted a National Night Out event in Washington Park to connect with community members. However, some believe it may not be enough to bridge the gap.
The ACLU and Urban Underground hosted a two-week day camp focusing on social justice issues and leadership training for young people in Milwaukee.
In the first year of Teach for America’s Milwaukee Summer Institute, new corps members learned the basics of teaching, and the challenges and opportunities of working in the city.
The Common Council has approved the sale of two vacant lots near 9th and Ring streets to “We Got This.” Andre Lee Ellis and his youth employment and mentoring organization will develop one of the lots.
In the wake of local and national changes to immigration laws and policies, undocumented Milwaukeeans are taking tangible steps to prepare for possible deportation.
Community members attending a discussion about the aftermath of the violence in Sherman Park last summer called for better police treatment of African-Americans, more engagement with youth, and improved education and housing to prevent future unrest in central city neighborhoods.
The Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School at the UWM Department of Architecture is compiling stories of neighbors and architecture in Milwaukee for the sixth straight year.
Deborah Tatum, who marched for open housing in Milwaukee in the late 1960s, passed her passion for social justice on to her daughter, Chantia Lewis, alderwoman of District 9.
In the wake of the shooting death of 6-year-old Justin Evans Jr., city residents are calling for proactive steps to address the root causes of violence.
Local organizations are working to make it easier for community residents to take advantage of bicycle trails in the wake of a recent study confirming that low-income neighborhoods have unequal access to bike and walking trails.