The Cluster II Play and Grow Lot has helped bring a sense of community to Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood. Neighbors can socialize as they work in the community garden while children play on the adjacent natural playground.
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. celebrated Earth Day by cleaning the streets of the Lindsay Heights neighborhood, and “lifting up” community spirit.
The Milwaukee Christian Center’s “Adult Build” construction training program gives participants a hands-on opportunity to learn the craft of building a house. The program is seeking workers to comprise its latest cohort.
The public art installation here, mothers are tells the story of eight women from the Dominican Center for Women, Inc.
The 53rd Street Community Garden, located in Sherman Park, has brought together a diverse mix of people that otherwise would not have met. The space not only is a place for the community to grow vegetables, but also provides a safe environment for people to meet and learn about the land.
Marjorie Rucker, LISC Milwaukee’s commercial revitalization specialist, is focusing her efforts on restoring commercial corridors in the central city.
Students at Tenor and three other city high schools are learning about the American legal system through a Marquette University Law School program called Street Law. In addition to a full year in the classroom, the teens recently competed in mock trials at the county and federal courthouses.
Ten years ago the old railway corridor that splits the Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods was in disrepair. The trail that the train tracks ran along was a hub for illegal dumping, crime and drug use. Today – after extensive rehabilitation – the trail has been transformed into a tree-lined community space.
Harriet Dorsey, the oldest resident of Walnut Way, celebrated her 106th birthday this week. State representative Elizabeth Coggs (10th District) joined the party, held at the Clinton Rose Senior Center, 3045 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. In 2006, when Dorsey was 100, she was inducted in the Milwaukee County Senior Hall of Fame, receiving a special “Century of Service Award.” The long-time community volunteer has been called “the Queen Mother of the African American community.”
Milwaukee Poet Laureate Brenda Cárdenas recently presented her final official event, Cantos Latinos, at the Milwaukee Public Library. Five Latino poets spoke about how their culture and heritage affects their work.