Nearly 4,000 volunteers helped to pick up garbage around the Milwaukee River Basin during Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s annual spring river cleanup.
New York University Professor Patrick Sharkey told an audience of local leaders that police should focus on trouble spots when needed, but spend the bulk of their time building trust and relationships in the community.
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.
Yessica Jimenez, an independent visual artist, works with the music community to create projects such as a hip-hop alphabet.
Young people working for DreamBikes of Milwaukee learn to repair bikes and provide customer service. The bicycle shop also sells community members high-end bicycles for a fraction of their retail cost.
Shared_Studios, an organization that helps create conversations between strangers in different cities, recently launched a “portal” — a gold-colored shipping container with audio-visual technology — in the Amani neighborhood.
Mario Sinclair, 24, launched Humans of Milwaukee as a personal project with limited resources, but soon realized it had the potential to spotlight the humanity in a city that often draws negative headlines.
Milwaukee Area Technical College got national TV coverage this week when PBS host Tavis Smiley highlighted its free college program that will launch in the fall.
Cymone Newton, a senior at Harold S. Vincent High School, is one of 10 high school students in Wisconsin to receive a Horatio Alger state scholarship, established to help students who have pushed through adversity afford a higher education.
Rhondi Love uses her police background and skills as an advocate to help domestic violence victims at Sojourner Family Peace Center.