Julie Esteves, bilingual co-director of a school-readiness program for young children, has grown personally and professionally during her 17 years at COA in the Riverwest neighborhood.
The residents, businesses, organizations and community development agencies that make up Washington Park Partners are hard at work beginning to implement a new five-year Sustainable Community Plan. The plan addresses seven areas of neighborhood life WPP considers crucial to a sustainable community.
The classic Christmas carol, Silver Bells, describes the scene like this: “Strings of street lights, even stop lights, blink a bright red and green, as the shoppers rush home with their treasures.” Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service photographers Jen Janviere and Sue Vliet captured the city’s sidewalks “dressed in holiday style.” From downtown to the neighborhoods, Milwaukee’s streets reflected the spirit of the season.
Neighborhood children were treated to a tasty breakfast and an early visit from Santa Claus at the Journey House Breakfast with Santa. The event took place a week before Christmas at Journey House Youth Center, 2212 W. Greenfield St. It also included five tables where children could create arts and crafts projects for gifts.
FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailFor most people the holiday season is a time for celebration. But for many others – who may be struggling to keep the heat on – buying gifts is simply impossible. With community assistance groups also hurting in tough economic times, Seaway Bank and Trust Company has stepped up its “Trim-a-Tree” program to help families […]
Artist and educator Jon Brown is a mentor and lead artist for teenage interns at ArtWorks for Milwaukee. Brown helps his students design anti-drug and anti-violence campaigns and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the art and design world.
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Inc. (LBWN) recently received a $112,000 grant from Wells Fargo to continue home renovation efforts in the neighborhood. The money will be used for the Turnkey Renovation program, a project in which foreclosed homes are purchased, renovated and fitted with the latest in energy-saving technology.