The International Learning Center (ILC) has been serving refugees relocated to Milwaukee since 1981, offering English, math and citizenship classes, as well as computer and life skills. As the refugee population continues to increase and diversify, the center is working to raise community awareness of the cultures represented in the neighborhood.
Since August, some area teens have been participating in Speak Out, a program that focuses on the damage sexual violence causes to victims, their families and friends. Students recently participated in a Bystander Intervention program at the Milwaukee Boys and Girls Club to learn how to help others stay safe.
During their first week of commuting after the elimination of Route 18, some South Siders interviewed by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service along National Avenue were upset by the changes. Others said the bus lines that replaced Route 18 make their commute faster.