Layton Boulevard West

$5.4 million and counting in scholarships earned by Carmen High School class of 2015

At Carmen High School of Science & Technology South Campus, a top public charter high school on Milwaukee’s south side, the Class of 2015 has earned $5.4 million in college scholarships and counting! Those funds will be needed as nearly 100% of Carmen’s graduating seniors have been accepted to at least one college or university, and nearly all of them are from low-income homes in Milwaukee’s central city.

Departing LBWN executive director guided transformation of neighborhood

Charlotte John-Gomez speaks at the unveiling of a major initiative to renovate 24 foreclosed homes and businesses in five South Side neighborhoods in 2013. (Photo by Andrea Waxman)

Among the many highlights of Charlotte John-Gomez’s 15-year tenure as executive director of Layton Boulevard West Neighbors are the creation of the Quality of Life plan for Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park and the opening of the Menomonee Valley branch of the Urban Ecology Center in 2013.