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.
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.
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.