On a recent sunny weekend, volunteers removed graffiti and old tires; put identification numbers on alleys and buildings, planted gardens and cleaned up vacant lots.
Four Clarke Square residences were rehabbed recently at no cost to homeowners as Habitat for Humanity’s “A Brush With Kindness” program (ABWK) made its way to the neighborhood for the third year in a row.
Journey House GED graduate Shanice Brown received the Jim and Karen Schlater Scholarship at the organization’s graduation dinner on Monday, May 23. This one-time award was presented to Shanice for her volunteerism and demonstrated commitment to helping her neighborhood.
Fresh from her job at the neighborhood development department at the United Community Center in Milwaukee, Veronica Ortiz, 30, was named the housing coordinator for the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative.
Journey House will host a graduation dinner on Monday, May 23, honoring its GED and citizenship graduates from the 2010-2011 academic year.
The Mitchell Park redesign project is still in the planning stages, but renderings show two possible locations for the NFL football field donated by the Green Bay Packers to Journey House in 2009.
At first glance, the house under construction at 2221 S. 18th St. seems like any other new home rising from the ground, but it’s actually the first of its kind. The house, about 65 percent complete, is the first home to be built by participants of the Adult Build program at Milwaukee Christian Center.
WaterStone Bank is celebrating its 90th anniversary by donating $90,000 to local charities and schools. Recipients will be chosen by community residents, with the top charity or school receiving $30,000 and the next four receiving $15,000 each.
“Storybook Tales: Once Upon a Train,” featuring miniature plants complete with trains as well as fairy tale and Disney characters, was on display at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes) until April 3.
South Side residents had their final opportunity at a recent community meeting to voice concerns and vote on which of the proposed changes to Mitchell Park are most important to them. The proposal released at the March 29 meeting outlined a strategic vision for the future of the park that could include…