A team of community leaders partnered with residents, small businesses, nonprofits and students to create a community art project about what makes them happy in the Avenues West neighborhood.
Milwaukee Academy of Science and City on a Hill Youth Center students recently had the opportunity to learn about tree science by climbing trees and watching professional arborists work on them.
Concordia resident Tyrice Baskin thinks the streets of Milwaukee should be repaired so they cause less damage to residents’ vehicles.
Daddy’s Soul Food, at 754 N. 27th St., is one of the eateries participating in the second Black Restaurant Week, running from April 17 to April 23. See more coverage of MKE Black Restaurant Week here.
Residents of seven Near West Side neighborhoods highlighted the area’s assets — including diversity, local businesses, parks and walkability — as well as concerns such as gentrification and the perception of crime.
Diane De La Santos left the corporate world after 20 years as a health care executive to head the then-faltering nonprofit, City on a Hill. During the 14 years since, she has made her mark on the Avenues West neighborhood and on the city at large.
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 Near 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.
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.