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.
The new director of the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative plans to focus on redeveloping abandoned and foreclosed properties and creating a new public safety initiative, among other projects designed to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.
From humble beginnings in a doublewide trailer, the Urban Ecology Center now has three sites where adult educators teach children from nearby schools to be stewards of the environment.
Although there didn’t appear to be any lords leaping or drummers drumming, two Borchert Field men made Christmas merrier for neighborhood children. For 12 days before Christmas they collected, wrapped and distributed warm clothing and toys from a front porch at 9th and Ring streets.
Resident concerns about asbestos and lead contamination from the KK River Rehabilitation and Flood Control Project have resulted in a policy change by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.