In the Harambee neighborhood, a generation of children has grown up with Don Sargent, though they will never know his real name. For the last 10 years he has been their Santa, appearing annually at the Riverworks Breakfast with Santa event. He has a unique take on what it means for children to spend a few minutes with Santa.
Quintes Williams, 25, who lives in the Metcalfe Park neighborhood, shares some thoughts on interacting with the police.
Sean, currently homeless in the Layton Boulevard West neighborhood, is committed to his faith and enjoys getting together with others to discuss religion. We met up with him at Ebenezer Lutheran Church before a hot meal.
Brandon Robins’ barber chair is often occupied by one of the youngsters from the Concordia neighborhood, and that’s just how Brandon likes it.
In 2009, East Side resident Marvin Pope launched the first issue of BU (Be You) Magazine, an online video publication. He is currently working on the seventh issue.
Luther Chambers, a Salvation Army bell ringer collects donations to help the poor outside a local grocery store.
Elliot Oshkeshequam, who lost his job recently, spent a recent morning gathering scrap metal in Clarke Square.
Terry O’Kelly, 31, is an organizer with Wisconsin Voices who goes door to door hoping to persuade residents to get involved in their community. NNS caught up with him in Metcalfe Park.
Two city residents share why voting is important to them.
Neighbors from Washington Park enjoyed the Lisbon Avenue Art Festival, which was organized by Washington Park Partners and Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity.