Solar energy is starting to shine a little more brightly in Lindsay Heights. Four organizations in the neighborhood have installed solar-energy systems in the last two years: LaVarnway Boys & Girls Club, Shalom High School, Cross Lutheran Church and Prince Hall apartments.
The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County recently kicked off its annual “Feed the Kids” Summer Mobile Lunch program, drawing volunteers to Red Arrow Park to make sandwiches and pack lunches for this summer’s 10-week campaign. The program, which runs from June 20 to Aug. 18, provides lunches to children throughout Milwaukee who otherwise might not have access to nutritious meals.
Michelle Crockett started volunteering as a child, and has been doing so ever since. The vice president of community affairs at Genesis Behavioral Health Services, Inc., Crockett has served on the board of directors of numerous nonprofit organizations in Milwaukee.
One hundred years ago, the Milwaukee Public Schools Division of Recreation and Community Services was established to provide recreational and educational opportunities to youth, teens, adults, and seniors. Shortly thereafter, Milwaukee became known nationally as the “City of the Lighted Schoolhouse” for its use of public school facilities for evening recreation programming. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service looks at recreation programs, then and now.