Groundwork Milwaukee Hires New Executive Director Deneine Powell

Groundwork Milwaukee (GWM) has named Deneine C. Powell as its new executive director.   She fills the position vacated by Mary Beth Driscoll, founder and past executive director, who retired at the end of November 2014. Deneine took the reins of the local not-for-profit on February 9, 2015. Deneine brings a wealth of experience in non-profit […]

Milwaukee housing authority earns ‘A+’ credit raiting

MILWAUKEE – In its first rating of the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM), Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has assigned its ‘A+’ issuer credit rating (ICR) on HACM with a stable outlook. The rating was assigned in conjunction with the ‘A+’ rating assigned to the issue of HACM’s $19mm Series 2015 multifamily […]

City Year Milwaukee adds three new board members

City Year, a national organization that unites young people for a year of service in high-need schools, welcomes three new board members: Cecelia Gore, Executive Director of the Brewers Community Foundation, Kevin Joy, Vice President of Institutional Sales at Heartland Advisors, and Cal Schmidt, Senior Vice President of Integrated Customer Operations at Northwestern Mutual. “Cecelia, […]

Milwaukee teens inspired by “Selma”

When Richard Lewis and his wife Lori Lewis raised $41,000 to send 6,000 kids to see “Selma,” the film that relives events tied to the Martin Luther King Jr. led civil rights movement, they hoped youth would appreciate the struggles older generations overcame. The reminders were especially important considering that February is Black History Month. […]

Over $24,000 in scholarships presented to area teens at financial literacy event

Make A Difference – Wisconsin program provides financial mentoring to teens On Wednesday, Feb. 18, 110 teens from 10 local high schools and community groups gathered at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Zelazo Center to be recognized for their achievements in a unique program called Money Coach™.  This program, developed by Make A Difference – Wisconsin, […]

Menomonee Valley Partners hiring Program Director

Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc. (MVP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to sustain and revitalize the Menomonee Valley as a thriving urban industrial district that advances economic, ecological, and social equity for the benefit of the greater Milwaukee community. Over the last 15 years, Menomonee Valley Partners has been acknowledged as a model of […]

New Lisbon Avenue health center opens

Local officials and supporters gathered today for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lisbon Avenue Health Center to mark a significant step in health care access for underserved Milwaukeeans. The new 42,000-square-foot health center will do more than simply replace a smaller, inefficient century-old building. Located at 3522 West Lisbon Avenue, the center will bring a broader […]

Students from St. Marcus, Bruce-Guadalupe and Milwaukee College Prep to visit El Salvador School

Thirty-four students (7th & 8th grades) from St. Marcus School, Bruce-Guadalupe Community School and Milwaukee College Prep along with school leaders, teacher chaperones and a representative from the Center for Urban Teaching will depart Saturday, February 21 for a seven day, experiential and cultural learning experience in El Salvador. Sponsored by the Ramirez Family Foundation, […]

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s MATCH DAY returns for 2015

On March 19, members of the community will come together again to raise funds for 20 nonprofits participating in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Match Day. The event is designed to raise awareness for basic needs in the greater Milwaukee area. Thanks to a pool of matching funds contributed by funders including the Brewers Community Foundation, […]

“Dominic’s Blue”

“Dominic’s Blue” is the inspiration of a brave little boy who passed away last week on our 2800 block of N. 75th Street in Enderis Park. He was only six. Dominic’s Blue is the unity of a neighborhood when faced with sadness and disbelief. We asked ourselves; “What can we do for the family?” “How does a […]