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!”
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FacebookTwitteremailShare 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).
FacebookTwitteremailAs 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 […]
FacebookTwitteremailLISC 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 […]
FacebookTwitteremailAt 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 […]
FacebookTwitteremailA 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 […]
FacebookTwitteremail On Friday, August 17th, youth Fighting Against Corporate Tobacco (FACT) members from the Wisconsin African American Tobacco Prevention Network (WAATPN) teamed up with the American Heart and Stroke Associations for the Most Powerful Voices Gospel Tour’s Health & Wellness Fair at Parklawn Assembly of God. The health fair included educational materials, health screenings, and […]
FacebookTwitteremail What is a park without the laughter, energy and participation of families and children? During the last week of July community members at the 29th & Burnham Pocket Park harvested the most significant outcomes yet to be found in a community space – creativity, self expression and collaboration. During the week neighborhood children and […]