A city of Milwaukee initiative encourages people to donate to local aid organizations rather than give money to panhandlers.
United Way hosted the largest single-day volunteer event in greater Milwaukee with more than 1,000 college interns participating. The literacy fair was intended to instill a love of learning in young people.
Two largely white activist groups staged a demonstration to support the Black Lives Matter movement and express solidarity with the family of Jay Anderson, a black man shot by a Wauwatosa police officer in June.
After winning a $30 million federal grant to rebuild the second half of the Westlawn public housing development, the city of Milwaukee’s housing authority is relocating the first group of residents.
LaShawndra Vernon, the new executive director at Walnut Way Conservation Corp., has taken on the task of leading the organization as it prepares to enter the next phase of its development.
Wisconsin Justice Initiative, a court watchdog group, is seeking audiotapes to determine whether Municipal Court is meeting its legal obligations, including to provide attorneys to defendants facing jail.
The county’s Office on African American Affairs brought community members together to speak about police-community relations in the wake of a week that saw police killings of two black men and the shooting deaths of five officers.
PEARLS for Teen Girls, funded by United Way, is helping decrease the birth rate for teen girls through educational programs about pregnancy prevention. In the last 10 years the birth rate for Hispanic and black teen girls has decreased by almost half.
Andy Barillas, whose family emigrated from El Salvador when he was a child, talks about living on the South Side.
Tonda Thompson helped create the 5k HaRUNbee Walk/Run, to be held Saturday, Aug. 6, in Harambee to raise awareness about reducing infant mortality.