The annual Bloom and Groom event, sponsored by the city and Lowe’s department store, brought hundreds of people together recently to beautify their neighborhoods.
More than three-quarters of licensed family day care centers in four central city ZIP codes received a YoungStar rating of two out of five stars, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service analysis. Many of these centers may be forced to close because providers can’t afford to move up the rating scale.
Journey House has begun its long-awaited move to a new home. Long split into three buildings located on different streets, the newly built Journey House Center for Family Learning and Youth Athletics will now house all the organization’s programs as well as administrative offices.
After months of preparation, Urban Underground youth recently presented their plans for improving health, public safety, education and juvenile justice in Milwaukee. The organization collaborated with other non-profits to hold a youth summit at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.
As the killing of a black, unarmed teenager in Florida continues to draw national interest, Milwaukee’s response focuses on what’s next.
Fifteen University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students are gaining research experience prior to graduation through internships with the Center for Urban Initiatives and Research program.
Historic Milwaukee is looking for volunteers for the Spaces & Traces program this spring, which will be exploring the Concordia neighborhood.
A survey of Clarke Square residents found that they want to live in a cleaner neighborhood. More than 100 volunteers heeded their call during the “Clean Up Bash” on Earth Day weekend sponsored by the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative.
The Cluster II Play and Grow Lot has helped bring a sense of community to Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood. Neighbors can socialize as they work in the community garden while children play on the adjacent natural playground.
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. celebrated Earth Day by cleaning the streets of the Lindsay Heights neighborhood, and “lifting up” community spirit.