For the first time, Journey House will be offering free tax assistance to qualified residents beginning next month. Volunteers trained by the VITA program also will offer tax assistance and financial counseling at other sites around the city.
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.
Only about half of Clarke Square residents filled out their 2010 census forms, information that the federal government uses for multiple purposes including allocating funds to communities. As a result, the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative is taking its own census.
A new training program in urban medicine offered by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health sent a medical student to the Bread of Healing Clinic in Lindsay Heights and another to the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center in Clarke Square last year. Now the two students have chosen to complete their three-year residencies in Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods.
With the completion date set for June 2012, ground was broken for the Mitchell Street Market Lofts on Oct. 6. The complex, to be built on the corner of W. Mitchell St. and S. Muskego Ave., will feature two-bedroom apartments and a year-round farmers market, which will replace the current market.