Common Ground held a street soccer tournament to demand changes in traffic laws that it says make the walk to school dangerous for children.
The Near West Side’s new logo, which represents a “neighborhood of neighborhoods,” was unveiled recently by government officials, neighbors and businesspeople.
The Milwaukee NAACP branch’s first-ever resource fair brought people together in Washington Park to network, learn, eat and unwind on a hot summer Saturday.
Marking the second anniversary of Three Bridges Park, near south side residents came together for the Summer Celebration at the Menomonee Valley Urban Ecology Center.
Ten volunteers from U.S. Bank built a new KaBOOM! playground at COA Youth & Family Centers’ Goldin Center next to the soon-to-open Burke Early Education Center.
The annual Garfield Avenue Festival, held between 7th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in Bronzeville drew large crowds despite an early-afternoon downpour. Food, music and homemade wares were plentiful at the day-long event.
The Neighborhood Leadership Institute, which was developed to help build the capacity and effectiveness of resident and nonprofit leaders, celebrated the program’s completion Thursday. Eight pairs of participants in NLI’s second cohort came from the neighborhoods of Amani, Capitol Heights, Woodlands, Harambee, Layton Boulevard West, Lindsay Heights, Thurston Woods and Washington Park.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service wishes you a safe and celebratory holiday weekend!
Neighbors, politicians, community organizations, and funders celebrated the power of collaboration and perseverance at the groundbreaking ceremony of Johnsons Park.
After several weeks, artist Ramiro Sandoval Argueta’s mural on the South Side is complete. Painted on the side of a barbershop at Mitchell Street and Chavez Drive, the work depicts hands growing from the ground holding an ear of corn, which Sandoval describes as “the universal seed.”