The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Violence Prevention Initiative has awarded $750,000 to Ripple Effect Milwaukee, a program that will teach conflict resolution and leadership skills to youth at Boys and Girls Clubs throughout Milwaukee.
Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club members joined anti-smoking groups on March 21 to urge their peers to quit smoking. They hung colorful T-shirts bearing anti-tobacco messages on clotheslines in front of the club at 43rd and Burleigh streets to attract the attention of rush hour commuters.
Health care reform advocates, some dressed as the “Grim Reaper,” protested outside an Americans for Prosperity convention last weekend. Leading opponents of the Affordable Care Act, including Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, spoke at the conference, whose purpose was to educate conservative activists.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service celebrated the first anniversary of its launch Thursday. About 75 community members, Diederich College of Communication faculty and staff, and guests gathered in Marquette University’s Johnston Hall to hear Journal Sentinel columnist and editorial writer James Causey discuss his work.
The Milwaukee Christian Center has been serving low-income south side residents for decades, providing services ranging from food pantries to first-time juvenile offender programs. But, MCC leaders understand that they must adapt to new challenges. Recently, they began a process that will shape the center’s future.
A group of LISC AmeriCorps members joined children from the Washington Park neighborhood recently to create artwork to decorate boarded-up homes in the community. The event, part of the national AmeriCorps volunteer week, took place at United Methodist Children’s Services, 3940 W. Lisbon Ave.