Mint, cherry, melon, chocolate and grape are some of the candy flavors many Wisconsin youth will get while Trick-or-Treating this year. They are also the same flavors used by the tobacco companies to fool teens like me into using tobacco. When I found out they were trying to manipulate me and the rest of my […]
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The Center for Resilient Cities and Monona State Bank were honored today by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago for their outstanding partnership on the Resilience Research Center. The organizations received one of the Bank’s two 2012 Community First Partnership Awards in Wisconsin. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in affordable housing and/or community economic […]
October 7th marks the beginning of National Fire Prevention Week, and this is an appropriate time to remind everyone about the dangers of smoking cigarettes. According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), in 2010, one home structure fire was reported every 85 seconds. And, while this statistic is startling, my first hand experience of being jolted from sleep at 3 a.m., literally hit home, when someone banged on my apartment door shouting “fire!”
Share your creativity by participating in the Fall 2012 Vliet Street Business Association Youth Art & Coloring Contest October 1-31, 2012 held in conjunction with National Arts & Humanities Month. We know every day that the arts are celebrated throughout our neighborhood, but October is a special month to celebrate because it is the largest […]
Under sunny skies this past Saturday, 26 supporters and staff of Milwaukee-based Fondy Food Center gathered to plant and dedicate a new fruit orchard at Fondy’s 80-acre Port Washington farm. The fruit orchard – which consisted of 41 fruit trees (apple, pear, plum, apricot, and cherry) – was won on July 3, 2012 in a on-line, nationwide competition sponsored by Edy’s Fruit Bars Communities Take Root Program in collaboration with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF).
As students begin a new school year, College Possible™ prepares for another year of helping low-income students earn admission to and succeed in college. College Possible is a nonprofit program that serves nearly 12,000 students in three metro areas and plans to serve 20,000 students across the nation by 2020. College Possible Milwaukee will serve […]
LISC Milwaukee is seeking a Program Officer to coordinate and support safety initiatives in select Milwaukee neighborhoods. This new position is one aspect of the partnership between LISC and Milwaukee Police Department (MPD). The goal of this partnership is to work in partnership with City agencies and community organizations to integrate the varied resources and […]
At New Concept Self Development Center we know, first-hand, the impact one of our early and ongoing programs—Each One, Reach One—can have on a community. And, because of the merits of this concept, I would like to challenge the African American community this month—which is Infant Mortality Awareness Month—to commit to reaching one person to […]
A recent study released in The Wisconsin Medical Journal confirms that exposure to secondhand smoke has significantly declined since the 2010 Wisconsin smoke-free air law took effect. This is good news for the Wisconsin African American Tobacco Prevention Network (WAATPN), which has been working tireless to educate Wisconsin residents about the hazards of secondhand smoke […]