The Social Development Commission’s free tax preparation service, VITA, is in need of $35,000 by Jan. 31, or it may be forced to cut the program by 75 percent. VITA helped prepare 11,853 federal and state returns in 2016.
Once thriving, and then an eyesore that split the north and south sides of the city, the Menomonee Valley comeback continues.
In an effort to battle poverty, the Northwest Side Community Development Corp. has created more than 1,000 jobs in the area since 2000, while serving the community in multiple other ways.
The Granville Business Improvement District, with support from the City of Milwaukee, is in the midst of an effort to rejuvenate the once-bustling far Northwest Side.
A new state law mandating that schools teach financial literacy was signed by the governor last week. SecureFutures, a nonprofit, has been teaching money management in local high schools since 2006.
As officials begin planning for the Milwaukee Streetcar’s possible route extensions into Walker’s Point and Bronzeville, residents are worried that too much development could drive out longtime residents.
“Ramp Up” is a new initiative that aims to fuel entrepreneurship and revitalize three commercial districts in distressed neighborhoods near downtown.
Lisa Kaye Catering, a small catering business, took home $11,000 and other prizes from the second annual Rev-Up MKE event last week, helping a growing business grow even faster.
Developers have raised about half the funds needed for the Sherman Phoenix project in Sherman Park, which would convert the fire-damaged BMO Harris Bank building into a hub of black entrepreneurship and investment.
Under new leadership, the AACCW is focusing on helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses and expand their access to capital.