Denise Wooten, president of Borchert Field C.A.R.E.S., describes her experience at a recent community meeting about the proposed Milwaukee streetcar project. An old proverb states that silence is golden. You can be surprised with what you might learn by not saying a single word. Arriving first to any event certainly has its advantages and being […]
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Keith Stanley, executive director of Avenues West Association/BID #10, explains the importance of business improvement districts (BIDs) to the city’s growth and development.
Glenna Holstein, branch manager of the Menomonee Valley Urban Ecology Center, shares a personal reflection on her environmental education work in a city facing many challenges.
Megan Westra, a pastor at Transformation City Church and North Side resident, pauses amid the holiday bustle and a string of violent outbreaks to see the good in her community.
Tyna Rule, president of the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative (CSNI) board of directors, and Ian B. Bautista, executive director of CSNI, identify the common elements of prosperity in their neighborhood.
Della Wells, an artist and community activist, argues that Americans’ self-absorption blinds us to the needs of others.
Howard L. Garber is the president of the Milwaukee Center for Independence, which provides programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, special needs and barriers to success.
Denise Wooten, president of Borchert Field C.A.R.E.S., remembers the late Annette Polly Williams.
Saul Newton is a U.S. Army veteran who served one deployment to Afghanistan. Newton, who lives in Riverwest and is a research assistant for One Wisconsin Now, questions Senator Ron Johnson’s support for Wisconsin’s veterans. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson talks a big game about his support for military members, military families, and military veterans. However […]
Denise Wooten, president of Borchert Field C.A.R.E.S., shares her concerns about putting faith in political representatives.