City on a Hill, a faith-based nonprofit organization, has brought high-quality youth programs, low-income housing, health services and more to combat intergenerational poverty and transform the West Side neighborhoods that surround its campus on the site of a former hospital.
Marquette students and community members are working to eliminate the food desert on the Near West Side by coming up with ideas to bring a grocery store to the area. The best ideas will be piloted in the fall.
Keith Stanley, executive director of Near West Side Partners since 2013, is spearheading redevelopment of seven communities with help from anchor institutions.
Attendees at the Washington Park Partners annual gathering enjoyed tamale box dinners and entertainment.
For 27 years, residents of Milwaukee’s Historic Concordia neighborhood, located between 27th and 35th streets and Wisconsin Avenue and Highland Boulevard, have hosted an annual Home Tour, showcasing its rich variety of historic homes and vibrant social life.
DaVaughn Patterson talks about why he wanted to be a business owner, even as a child.
The recent Arms Around Us event in Amani celebrated “hope, unity and change” in Amani, Metcalfe Park, Sherman Park, Washington Park, Lindsay Heights and Walnut Hill.
Near West Side Partners, Inc. held an open house bus tour to show homes for sale in Near West Side neighborhoods.
The daylong Sankofa MKE festival in Washington Park celebrated black lives, music and culture.
Alderman Cavalier Johnson’s Books in the Barbershop initiative was unveiled at Chicago Cutz barbershop today.