More than 400 volunteers, including 70 City Year corps members, celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Day by painting artwork and logos to decorate the walls of North Division High School.
The Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic is providing free legal advice to Milwaukee’s Hmong community at the House of Peace.
The Carmen High School of Science and Technology has been working with future neighbors on the north side as it prepares its new campus.
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.
Organizers plan to open the first of three Quest-Milwaukee charter schools in the 2014-15 school year instead of 2013-14 as originally planned.
Two residents from the Metcalfe Park and Amani neighborhoods have been hired as site coordinators for the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program, a new federally funded project.
Milwaukee Public Schools and local community groups launched the “Saving Our Sons — I Will Not Die Young” campaign in an effort to help at-risk teens remain in school.
Vanessa L. Llanas is applying years of nonprofit experience to her new role at the city’s Neighborhood Improvement Development Corp.
Washington Park Partners, Safe & Sound and the Milwaukee Police Department plan to use a three-year federal grant to bolster Washington Park’s crime-fighting and revitalization efforts.
On Three Kings’ Day, elected officials and community organizations joined to distribute free bilingual books to children at St. Hyacinth Parish. The event kicked off a fundraising drive to raise money for Voces De La Frontera to distribute more books.