In the wake of a family tragedy 10 years ago, Darren Hill and his brother inspire and educate Milwaukee youth through art.
Vaun Mayes, who founded Program the Parks in Sherman Park, wants to give at-risk teens the opportunities he didn’t have growing up.
When Andre Lee Ellis saw the need among black boys and teens for father figures, he stepped up. As youth flocked to him, he has recruited other adult black men to help.
Tracey Dent has been involved with several organizations with one common purpose — to prevent violence.
Activism always has been part of Livia Rowell Ortiz’s life, but her work took on new meaning when she began fighting for transgender rights in Milwaukee.
Brenda Hart-Richardson has been retired for more than six years, but remains an active community advocate in Amani, where she grew up.
Lavita Booker dreamed about creating a garden to teach African-American children about their rich history. And then she built it.
The Rev. Christie Melby-Gibbons, executive director of Tricklebee Café, makes it her mission to provide healthy, affordable food to North Side residents.
Muhibb Dyer’s deceased godson inspired him to begin speaking publicly to young people about achieving their dreams and reducing violence.
Ajamou Butler, the founder of Heal the Hood, wants young people to know that “where you are is not where you’re designed to be.”