A single plot in Gretchen Mead’s front yard has blossomed into the Victory Garden Initiative (VGI), a thriving community of staff and volunteers committed to helping Milwaukee residents grow their own food and cook nutritious meals for their families.
Walnut Way’s Innovations and Wellness Commons has filled a void in Lindsay Heights, a neighborhood short on healthy food options.
Johnsons Park had fallen into disrepair until an initiative spearheaded by the Center for Resilient Cities transformed it into a space for sports, recreation and entertainment.
After a slow start, the Journey House Community Garden partnered with the Milwaukee County SEED Initiative, and now has a waiting list for 24 plots.
Latinas Unidas II, a new United Community Center residential treatment facility in Walker’s Point, will house 15 women seeking help with substance abuse and addiction issues. The program also offers services for pregnant women and those with infants.
A series of community conversations hosted by Milwaukee County’s Behavioral Health Division is engaging residents — especially those with behavioral health concerns and their families — in planning a new North Side facility.
Growing up in the Amani neighborhood, Ryan Graham knew his family and his neighbors faced serious challenges but he never felt limited by those conditions.
Marquette University researchers and the United Community Center joined together to offer Familia Sanas, a culturally appropriate program to treat Spanish-speaking Latino children diagnosed with ADHD.
The city has taken several steps to address the issue of lead water service lines, but the Freshwater for Life Action Coalition, a group of concerned residents, says it’s not enough.
New and returning Milwaukee residents recently enjoyed a 2.5-mile hike around the Urban Ecology Center’s Riverside Branch for HKE MKE.