Milwaukee Police Department District 2, which includes Clarke Square, recently recognized block watch captains and members at a Block Watch Captains Award Dinner. District 2 has 214 block watches, more than any other district in the city.
Artist and educator Jon Brown is a mentor and lead artist for teenage interns at ArtWorks for Milwaukee. Brown helps his students design anti-drug and anti-violence campaigns and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the art and design world.
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Inc. (LBWN) recently received a $112,000 grant from Wells Fargo to continue home renovation efforts in the neighborhood. The money will be used for the Turnkey Renovation program, a project in which foreclosed homes are purchased, renovated and fitted with the latest in energy-saving technology.
Most members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee leave when they finish high school. But 19-year-old Erick Perkins has returned to the program at North Division High School as a volunteer. The aspiring entertainer credits the club with helping him realize his gift for music.
Members of the Lindsay Heights neighborhood have created a cookbook that provides healthy African-American-inspired recipes. The book’s purpose is to help a community at high risk for heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure make better food choices.
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.