Tanicha Suggs, a mother of eight, has settled into her new home in the Harambee neighborhood, where she moved in December. The house is one of five on the block built by Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity.
About 225 children participate in COA Youth & Family Centers free meal program daily. The program ensures that children from low-income households receive nutritious meals throughout the day in a safe environment.
Select Milwaukee and Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) joined forces to initiate a loan fund to stabilize homeownership in Milwaukee neighborhoods. The loan fund would assist local homebuyers with home improvement loans, mortgages and repair costs.
With the help of a $200,000 two-year grant, the Lindsay Heights Health Alliance and its partners are working to improve access to healthy food by making it available at “corner stores” in the neighborhood.
Stephanie Williams and her youngest daughter go to school together at the Next Door Foundation in the Metcalfe Park neighborhood. Williams attends GED classes while her daughter participates in the Early Head Start program.
The Running Rebels youth organization is taking entries for a logo contest until Jan. 31. Youths ages 10-19 are eligible to submit entries.
Four days a week, “Ashley” (not her real name) attends Our Next Generation, a community-based nonprofit that offers after-school academic and enrichment programs. Ashley and her tutor, Sammie Lou Krieger, have worked together for six years, meeting every Monday for a one-on-one tutoring session.
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Inc. (LBWN) recently received a $112,000 grant from Wells Fargo to continue home renovation efforts in the neighborhood. The money will be used for the Turnkey Renovation program, a project in which foreclosed homes are purchased, renovated and fitted with the latest in energy-saving technology.
The nonprofit Centro Legal clinic has provided free bilingual legal services for 20 years on Milwaukee’s south side. The need is particularly strong in family courts, according to Heather Ramirez, executive director.
The Diederich College of Communication at Marquette is offering classes to Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service readers at a substantial discount.