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.
Near West Side Partners, Inc. held an open house bus tour to show homes for sale in Near West Side neighborhoods.
Alderman Cavalier Johnson’s Books in the Barbershop initiative was unveiled at Chicago Cutz barbershop today.
SHARP Literacy has partnered with Neighborhood House of Milwaukee to create a permanent mosaic bench for Neighborhood House Garden Park. The project involved the participation of students enrolled in SHARP Literacy’s eight-week Summer Learning Gain Initiative, which was offered at nine urban locations throughout Milwaukee. The “Urban Agriculture” bench project was inspired by SHARP Literacy’s […]
Neighborhood House Early Childhood Services officially passed state inspections for YoungStar 5 status on May 9th, 2016. The agency’s overall scores put it in the top 10% of child care providers in the state, top 6% in Milwaukee. YoungStar is a program of the WI Department of Children and Families that evaluates the quality of […]
The DRIVE program, created by the Medical College of Wisconsin, gives teens from diverse communities the opportunity to conduct research that targets public health problems.