Thurston Woods

Construction skills program for adults seeks to return to an MPS school

Ezzard White, the founder of One Hope Made Strong, was invited to speak at a Community JOBS Fair at North Division High School on Monday. (Photo by Andrea Waxman)

Representatives of the One Hope Made Strong skilled trades teaching program say they are talking with MPS leaders about using the industrial technology labs at the Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education, after the project was ejected from North Division High School.

Agape neighborhood safety walk

On July 18th, 2014 Agape Community Center will host a community safety walk and clean up. Alderman Ashanti Hamilton will be present at the event. As part of an ongoing initiative for safer, cleaner neighborhoods, Agape will be providing cleaning materials to participants as they follow a route through Thurston Woods and the surrounding neighborhoods. […]

Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis to speak at Agape peace summit

On May 30th, 2014 Pardeep Kaleka and Arno MichaeIis will both be speaking at Agape Community Center’s anti-violence event. As part of an ongoing initiative for safer neighborhoods and communities, Agape will be hosting the forum as an open discussion on violence in Milwaukee communities and how to address the issue. The event will feature […]

New loan fund to provide growth capital for black entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs such as Raymond Wilder of KRS Hair Studio will be the focus of a new revolving loan fund. (Photo by Rick Brown)

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and African American Chamber of Commerce will soon kick off a new revolving loan fund to help provide capital to small businesses and boost black entrepreneurship.