For 16 years, Sammie Lou Krieger has volunteered at Our Next Generation, a community-based nonprofit that offers after-school, academic and enrichment programs. For the last six years, she has worked with the same student and said she hopes to continue doing so for years to come.
Admission Possible, an organization that helps low-income students gain admission and succeed in their college careers, recently welcomed a new executive director and soon will have a new name.
Kimberly Simmons, descendant of a runaway slave who traveled the Underground Railroad, told her family’s story at Milwaukee schools and museums recently to remind others of this important time in history.
Brown Street Academy is going green with a new schoolyard under construction this fall. The renovated playground will promote nature-focused and interactive learning in an outdoor space that children can use year-round.
Two new reports presented at LISC’s Community Development Symposium find that there is progress in Milwaukee, despite the difficult economy and other discouraging trends. Much more, they argue, needs to be done.
More than 20 working professionals recently began this year’s nine-month Future Milwaukee leadership program. Participants will complete arts-related projects to benefit the community and meet others who want to create positive change. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service talked to them about what has been most interesting about the program so far.
Alliance School, a small year-round charter school serving students in grades 6-12, has received the highest award from the Wisconsin Charter School Association for best achieving its mission: to provide a safe and accepting climate for all students. About half of the students identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.
For the first time, student leaders at Loyola Academy are training to teach ¡Cuidate!, a voluntary teen pregnancy prevention curriculum geared to Hispanic girls and boys.
A new satellite facility of the Urban Ecology Center, to be built on the site of an old tavern on the 3700 block of W. Pierce Street, will offer neighborhood schoolchildren and residents a place to learn about the environment. On a recent weekday, dignitaries, children and local residents gathered for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Urban Ecology Center’s (UEC) Menomonee Valley Branch.
After undergoing a reform process that began in 2009, North Division High School has big plans to provide students with a high-quality education, reversing many years of poor academic achievement.