Residents of the area near 9th Street and Ring enjoyed fellowship and fun at Heal the Hood event.
For the first time in 2012, the City of Milwaukee set aside a specific percentage of contracting dollars for black-owned companies. However, an NNS analysis of city data shows that the ordinance benefited few such firms.
By creating community connections through timebanking, the Milwaukee Area Time Exchange helps to bring resources to people with disabilities and build community in distressed neighborhoods.
The city is courting businesses to create 700 to 1,000 permanent jobs for Milwaukee residents, especially those who live near the old A.O. Smith factory. The official unemployment rate in nearby minority neighborhoods is roughly 20 percent.
A group of Northwestern Mutual employees collected and donated more than 4,000 books to the Next Door Foundation in honor of Black History Month.
The Alma Center’s Wisdom Walk to Self-Mastery offers perpetrators of domestic violence a chance to heal the wounds of their own trauma and unlearn the lessons of violence-plagued childhoods.
Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee (BEAM) student Christopher Paige was one of the grand prize winners in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s “Save Out Loud” contest for his photo essay on savings.
Two residents from the Metcalfe Park and Amani neighborhoods have been hired as site coordinators for the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program, a new federally funded project.
The recently formed Metcalfe Park Community Action Team came in second in a new Chicago-based contest, for its creative and temporary use of a vacant lot to draw positive attention to the North Side neighborhood.
Amani and Metcalfe Park have taken the first steps toward creating community revitalization plans under a new federal grant program.