Keith Stanley, executive director of Near West Side Partners since 2013, is spearheading redevelopment of seven communities with help from anchor institutions.
Safe Zones, a community policing initiative that emerged from Dontre Hamilton’s shooting death in 2014, has worked to combat violence and conflict in two challenged neighborhoods — with documented success.
Centro Hispano CEO Toni Rivera-Joachin takes pride in leading the oldest Latino-serving organization in Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin.
Teens at the COA Goldin Center worked hard for more than three months to create a mural that represents their perceptions of the Amani neighborhood.
Two new apartment buildings with units designated for young people aging out of foster care are planned for the Clarke Square neighborhood, but some residents voiced concern about density and parking at a recent neighborhood meeting.
A meeting for potential developers interested in buying homes in the Sherman Park area for $1 under a new city program drew hundreds of neighborhood residents concerned that the program will lead to more absentee landlords and fail to create enough jobs for residents.
Jill Kline, vice president of community impact programs at the Wisconsin Humane Society, helped establish Pets For Life, which makes information and resources available to pet owners in North Side neighborhoods including Amani, Harambee and Metcalfe Park.
A series of community conversations hosted by Milwaukee County’s Behavioral Health Division is engaging residents — especially those with behavioral health concerns and their families — in planning a new North Side facility.
Terry Murphy, executive director of ArtWorks for Milwaukee, offers program that gives teens art-based internships within the city.
Growing up in the Amani neighborhood, Ryan Graham knew his family and his neighbors faced serious challenges but he never felt limited by those conditions.