Historic Milwaukee is looking for volunteers for the Spaces & Traces program this spring, which will be exploring the Concordia neighborhood.
Built in 2011, Veterans Manor Apartments in Milwaukee is the only establishment of its kind in the state of Wisconsin. It offers residents a comfortable place to call home and services such as an on-site counselor, weekly support group meetings and, most of all, a sense of community. Veterans Manor won the 2012 PNC Trail Blazer Award at the MANDIs (Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation).
A group of LISC AmeriCorps members joined children from the Washington Park neighborhood recently to create artwork to decorate boarded-up homes in the community. The event, part of the national AmeriCorps volunteer week, took place at United Methodist Children’s Services, 3940 W. Lisbon Ave.
The International Learning Center (ILC) has been serving refugees relocated to Milwaukee since 1981, offering English, math and citizenship classes, as well as computer and life skills. As the refugee population continues to increase and diversify, the center is working to raise community awareness of the cultures represented in the neighborhood.
Four days a week, “Ashley” (not her real name) attends Our Next Generation, a community-based nonprofit that offers after-school academic and enrichment programs. Ashley and her tutor, Sammie Lou Krieger, have worked together for six years, meeting every Monday for a one-on-one tutoring session.
The residents, businesses, organizations and community development agencies that make up Washington Park Partners are hard at work beginning to implement a new five-year Sustainable Community Plan. The plan addresses seven areas of neighborhood life WPP considers crucial to a sustainable community.