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.
Desmond Mason, former small forward for the Milwaukee Bucks, recently paid a visit to Express Yourself Milwaukee to work with young people.
North Side resident Linda Cooper discovered the African American Women’s Center by chance in 2004. Since that time she has become an integral part of the center as a volunteer and urges others to take advantage of it.
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.
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.