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.
FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailAfter 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.” FacebookTwitterGoogle+email
Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center held its “Planting Festival” At the Native Wellness Garden at 6th and Howard over the weekend. Volunteers planted the “3 Sisters Garden,” and the Medicine Wheel Garden, and prepared other areas for planting.
FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailMilwaukeeans from around the city gathered to remember and celebrate the life of Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park on the one year anniversary of his death. Some marched to the event from various spots around the city. The event featured music, speakers, food, and tributes to Hamilton’s life. FacebookTwitterGoogle+email