More than 200 city residents observed the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday by attending the Kujichagulia Luthern Center’s annual event, held this year at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Following two workshop sessions presented by area educators, teens from the youth organizations Urban Underground and Pathfinders discussed some of their challenges with adult attendees during a “Youth Speakout.”
Admission Possible staff and AmeriCorps members observed the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in a day of service. The volunteers painted a recently renovated home for House of Love Youth Homes, Inc., which provides housing while promoting self-sufficiency and a family environment.
High school student Domonique Whitehurst is one of eight interns at ArtWorks for Milwaukee who worked on anti-drug and violence campaigns this fall. The semester-long program strives to foster collaboration and promote the arts, while training students for careers.
Parents or guardians of children new to the Milwaukee Public School system can now register their child online. This service is a first for Wisconsin and the region, and will simplify the registration process, while increasing the connection between schools and the families.
Manni Marquez, director of the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative (CSNI), was recently selected as the 2011 “Mi Comunidad” award winner. The award recognizes an unsung hero in Milwaukee’s Hispanic community each year. Marquez has been active in the Clarke Square neighborhood for more than 15 years.