For the first time, Journey House will be offering free tax assistance to qualified residents beginning next month. Volunteers trained by the VITA program also will offer tax assistance and financial counseling at other sites around the city.
Lisa Randerson, an instructor in the Early Childhood Services program at Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, has worked to instill a sense of wonder and curiosity in young children for 21 years.
After taking a trip of a lifetime as a Peace Corps volunteer, a Milwaukee native returned home four years later to share what she learned with the Lindsay Heights community.
Next Door Foundation’s Educare program offers “a prep school for low-income kids” in one of Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods.
Julie Esteves, bilingual co-director of a school-readiness program for young children, has grown personally and professionally during her 17 years at COA in the Riverwest neighborhood.
The residents, businesses, organizations and community development agencies that make up Washington Park Partners are hard at work beginning to implement a new five-year Sustainable Community Plan. The plan addresses seven areas of neighborhood life WPP considers crucial to a sustainable community.
The classic Christmas carol, Silver Bells, describes the scene like this: “Strings of street lights, even stop lights, blink a bright red and green, as the shoppers rush home with their treasures.” Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service photographers Jen Janviere and Sue Vliet captured the city’s sidewalks “dressed in holiday style.” From downtown to the neighborhoods, Milwaukee’s streets reflected the spirit of the season.
At various locations, volunteers from SHARE Food Buying Club distributed boxes of meals to Milwaukee residents. The program helps individuals save up to 50 percent on food every month.
Neighborhood children were treated to a tasty breakfast and an early visit from Santa Claus at the Journey House Breakfast with Santa. The event took place a week before Christmas at Journey House Youth Center, 2212 W. Greenfield St. It also included five tables where children could create arts and crafts projects for gifts.
Dozens of community members gathered in Lindsay Heights recently to hear about the new voter ID law that takes effect Jan. 1.