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.
Most members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee leave when they finish high school. But 19-year-old Erick Perkins has returned to the program at North Division High School as a volunteer. The aspiring entertainer credits the club with helping him realize his gift for music.
NNS invites Milwaukee residents to submit photos that show how they celebrate the holidays. Submissions are due by Monday, Jan. 2. The 10 best photos will be posted at www.milwaukeenns.org on Monday, Jan. 9. First prize will be a $50 Visa gift card; two runners-up will each will receive a $25 Visa gift card.
Members of the Lindsay Heights neighborhood have created a cookbook that provides healthy African-American-inspired recipes. The book’s purpose is to help a community at high risk for heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure make better food choices.
FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailA total of 15 central city projects have been named finalists for the 2012 Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI). Sponsored by U.S. Bank and LISC Milwaukee, the MANDIs recognize individuals, organizations and corporations working in Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods. “While many people are working hard to improve Milwaukee’s neighborhoods, their stories are often […]
For 16 years, Sammie Lou Krieger has volunteered at Our Next Generation, a community-based nonprofit that offers after-school, academic and enrichment programs. For the last six years, she has worked with the same student and said she hopes to continue doing so for years to come.