Recently retired community organizer Talibah Mateen-Hooper devoted herself to building community block-by-block for two decades.
Neu-Life Community Development organized a tour for teens of “hidden gems” in Lindsay Heights, including Alice’s Garden, Walnut Way Conservation Corp. and neighborhood businesses.
The renovated teen center at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club provides a computer lab, theater performance area, game area and a place to study.
District 3 of the Milwaukee Police Department recently hosted a National Night Out event in Washington Park to connect with community members. However, some believe it may not be enough to bridge the gap.
The ACLU and Urban Underground hosted a two-week day camp focusing on social justice issues and leadership training for young people in Milwaukee.
The Common Council has approved the sale of two vacant lots near 9th and Ring streets to “We Got This.” Andre Lee Ellis and his youth employment and mentoring organization will develop one of the lots.
Members of the NAACP Youth Council, led by the Rev. James Groppi, marched for 200 nights beginning on Aug. 29, 1967, to support open housing legislation in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service took a look back in a series of 15 articles and videos.
In the wake of local and national changes to immigration laws and policies, undocumented Milwaukeeans are taking tangible steps to prepare for possible deportation.
Community members attending a discussion about the aftermath of the violence in Sherman Park last summer called for better police treatment of African-Americans, more engagement with youth, and improved education and housing to prevent future unrest in central city neighborhoods.
Deborah Tatum, who marched for open housing in Milwaukee in the late 1960s, passed her passion for social justice on to her daughter, Chantia Lewis, alderwoman of District 9.