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Milwaukee nonprofit group, Next Door, awarded a $25,000 grant from U.S. Bank Foundation

The Milwaukee nonprofit group, Next Door, was awarded a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Bank Foundation.  A check presentation took place on Friday, Aug. 28, at the U.S. Bank Midtown office located at 5526 W. Capitol Drive. The check presentation was attended by Carol Keintz, president of Next Door; Steven SaLoutos, U.S. Bank executive vice […]

Next Door President Keintz to retire; Board names Tracey Sparrow as successor

Next Door, the leading provider of early education and support services in Central City Milwaukee, announced today that President Carol Keintz, Ed.D will retire on September 3 after seven years with the agency. Following an extensive nation-wide search, the Board of Directors has hired Tracey Sparrow, Ed.D to succeed Keintz.  Dr. Sparrow’s deep expertise in […]

St. Joseph Academy welcomes community to visit $3.7 million school addition

St. Joseph Academy will hold a Community Open House to showcase its new $3.7 million school addition on Thursday, September 17, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Located at 1600 W. Oklahoma Avenue on Milwaukee’s south side, the faith-based educational organization is home to an elementary school and an early childhood education center. And from 10:00 […]

Social Development Commission awarded WHEDA foundation grant


The Social Development Commission (SDC) has been awarded a 2015 Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) Foundation grant in the amount of $18,784. The grant was awarded through the Persons-in-Crisis Housing Program in the Permanent Housing Category. SDC is one of 28 organizations from across the state of Wisconsin that will share in the […]

Reggie Jackson presents free discussion program following popular “Do Black Lives Matter?” series

In response to popular demand following Reggie Jackson’s recent 4-part series on “#DoBlackLivesMatter?”, Rid Racism Milwaukee is  offering a free “Do Black Lives Matter?” Dialogue and  Discussion Program on Tuesday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 26. The same program will be presented on both nights at the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, 2819 W. Highland Boulevard, Milwaukee. Participants are […]

Mayor Tom Barrett to celebrate the completion of the new Beerline Trail Extension

Join Mayor Tom Barrett and others as they cut the ribbon to officially open the extension of the Beerline Trail on August 24, 2015. This “rail to trail” redevelopment project is the result of a partnership between the City of Milwaukee, the Greater Milwaukee Committee (GMC), the Riverworks Development Corp., the Harambee Great Neighborhood Initiative, […]

Milwaukee Public Library opens future library space to public on September 2-3

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The Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) seeks public input on the plans for the replacement of the Forest Home Branch, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave. A new branch library will be constructed inside the historic Hills Building at 906-910 W. Historic Mitchell St. Before the architectural firm HGA Architects and Engineers will begin the design phase […]

$5 Million committed to Milwaukee Succeeds

Milwaukee Succeeds, the cradle-to-career community education collaborative that launched nearly four years ago, today announced that five prominent funders have joined together to commit $5 million over the next four years to help sustain and accelerate its efforts.  The funding will ensure ongoing support of best practices driving educational improvements in Milwaukee. Annual review against performance […]