Mayor Barrett to launch Strong Baby Sanctuary initiative

Mayor Tom Barrett and health officials are launching a year-round partnership focused on reducing preventable infant deaths. Called the Strong Baby Sanctuary initiative, the effort builds upon the collaborative work of Mayor Barrett’s annual Strong Baby Sabbath, held each October, and the citywide Strong Baby campaign. “Area faith leaders can play a crucial role in neighborhood […]

Superstar summer arts camp for kids on autism spectrum

Milwaukee Public Theatre announces open registration for SuperStars Camp, a lively, interactive two-week summer arts and drama camp for children on the Autism spectrum and their siblings and friends, ages 4 and up. “A day at SuperStars Camp consists of music, drama, movement and art,” said Julie Borouchoff, lead teacher (and clown). “Using the arts […]

Walker Square Farmers Market community outreach job

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UW-Extension, in conjunction with Walker Square Farmers Market and Southside EAT Coalition, is looking for someone for a seasonal (May-Oct) position in the Walker Square neighborhood. The purpose of this position is to support the mission of EAT (Empower, Access, Transform) Coalition through increasing capacity for the Walker Square Farmers Market, as a community hub […]

Safe & Sound welcomes three new board members

Safe & Sound is pleased to announce three new Board Members as of March 2015. Bringing diverse and extensive community relations and law enforcement experience, the new Board Members share in Safe & Sound’s mission to build safe and empowered neighborhoods in Milwaukee. James F. Bohn is the newly appointed Wisconsin HIDTA Director. He is […]

Scouting for food collects 143,864 pounds of food to help feed people facing hunger

Thousands of Boy Scouts from the Three Harbors Council went door to door in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties yesterday collecting food in an effort to help feed our hungry neighbors. Together, they collected 143,864 pounds of food. The Milwaukee County Boy Scouts collected 102,339 pounds of food for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Boy Scouts […]

Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Match Day raises a total of $3,490,552 in 24 hours

Thanks to the generosity of thousands in southeastern Wisconsin through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s fourth Match Day event, $3,490,552 was raised to support 20 area food and shelter agencies. The special online giving event, which was coordinated by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, raised $2,235,902 from 5,484 individuals and $401,650 from Foundation donors. Those gifts were […]

Community Advocates will participate in national pay for success feasibility study

Today the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute announced that it has been selected by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund’s Pay for Success program, to assess feasibility and develop Pay for Success capacity. “We are happy to be a part of the innovative, national movement to reform […]

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation announces over $830,000 in matching donations

On March 19, members of the community will come together again to raise funds for 20 nonprofits participating in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s fourth Match Day. This year’s record-breaking match pool of more than $830,000 was contributed by donors and Board members of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation as well as the Brewers Community Foundation, The […]

Senator Harris Dodd hosted “Unite Milwaukee” anti-violence summit

On Saturday, March 14th, State Senator Nikiya Harris Dodd (D-Milwaukee) hosted Unite Milwaukee, an anti-violence summit connecting Milwaukee community members to the resources they need to help prevent violence in their neighborhoods.  The day-long summit had over 130 attendees from neighborhoods across Milwaukee and included everyday neighbors, youth, faith and organizational leaders. “I was so […]