A city of Milwaukee initiative encourages people to donate to local aid organizations rather than give money to panhandlers.
United Way hosted the largest single-day volunteer event in greater Milwaukee with more than 1,000 college interns participating. The literacy fair was intended to instill a love of learning in young people.
Two largely white activist groups staged a demonstration to support the Black Lives Matter movement and express solidarity with the family of Jay Anderson, a black man shot by a Wauwatosa police officer in June.
LaShawndra Vernon, the new executive director at Walnut Way Conservation Corp., has taken on the task of leading the organization as it prepares to enter the next phase of its development.
Wisconsin Justice Initiative, a court watchdog group, is seeking audiotapes to determine whether Municipal Court is meeting its legal obligations, including to provide attorneys to defendants facing jail.
PEARLS for Teen Girls, funded by United Way, is helping decrease the birth rate for teen girls through educational programs about pregnancy prevention. In the last 10 years the birth rate for Hispanic and black teen girls has decreased by almost half.
Several hundred community members of all races and ages attended a Black Lives Matter event organized by performing artists and activists.
Fresh from his appearance at the BET Awards Show, where he received an award for community service, Marcus Duke is reinvigorated as he continues his efforts to find a permanent home for his organization.
The theme of this year’s Independence Day celebration is “Joining Hands for Peace.” Ten parks are offering fireworks, and many have activities all day for children and families.
Residents of Bronzeville and Walker Square are pleased to see the bike-sharing service in their neighborhoods, but some parents are asking for child-friendly options.