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.
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.
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.