A new MATC program, Commit to Complete, is intended to serve students who live or work in the 53206 ZIP code, and who started college but were unable to finish.
Called together by activist Andre Lee Ellis, community leaders gathered at the intersection of 12th and Concordia streets Wednesday in response to the death of Joseph N. Blunt, 16, who was thrown from the hood of a moving vehicle at the same intersection the day before, to make a plea to the public to drive with care.
Danell Cross is interim executive director of the Metcalfe Park Community Bridges Neighborhood Association. She served as Metcalfe Park coordinator of the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program, a federally funded initiative. She writes that blacks and Latinos should join together to fight for their common interests.