In the last year, Jotshua Vega Marcon learned to build a house as a trainee at MCC YouthBuild, while earning scholarship funds for college.
Since the late philanthropist Joe Zilber selected it as one of three neighborhoods where the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative would invest $50 million over 10 years, Clarke Square residents and leaders have seen positive changes.
Safe & Sound, the Department of Public Works and youth from Journey House programming have created beautiful garbage receptacles in Clarke Square to curb littering.
The Walking School Bus program, which first started in fall 2017 at Lincoln Avenue School, will soon pick up nearly 20 children along an expanded route every Monday and Friday.
Between now and Nov. 17, the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts will be featuring the 26th annual Día de los Muertos exhibition.
The “Talking Shop: Hip Hop,” event at Mitchell Street Library will revisit the days when breakdancing, hip-hop and the Cuteria barber shop were at the center of the neighborhood’s cultural shift.
South Side community members are optimistic about a new police initiative that will increase the number of officers on foot and bicycles in Milwaukee Police District 2.
A volunteer at the Riverside Urban Ecology Center when she was in high school, Glenna Holstein now manages the Menomonee Valley branch.
North Division High School and Clement J. Zablocki Elementary School are the newest of 10 MPS “community schools,” where teachers, students, families and community partners collectively create programs that address students’ needs.
Beverly Mosley, an Air Force veteran, is battling liver cancer and sometimes feels unsafe in her Clarke Square neighborhood.