Walnut Way Conservation Corp. established Blue Skies Landscaping to help the community. Now the business provides a third of the organization’s operating budget.
A shoe factory turned apartment and office building is the latest development of the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation, which seeks to reinvigorate a thriving community in the blocks surrounding King Drive.
Rev-Up Milwaukee’s small business competition winners are reshaping the commercial corridors of the Near West Side through new storefronts.
MATC’s Promise program has helped thousands of low-income students focus on school without having to worry about the burden of tuition.
Parents used to ask: “Is this a safe place to come?” How the multi-sport complex at Browning Elementary School is changing perceptions and helping to build community.
Washington Park Neighbors works to create a summer concert series that reflects the demographics of the neighborhood.
The Milwaukee nonprofit PeppNation uses sports to show kids they can be winners off the field as well as on.
Architect and planner Carolyn Esswein believes residents are the key ingredient when it comes to redeveloping underserved neighborhoods.
Though the organization’s programs and facilities have evolved and expanded, the mission of Running Rebels to support Milwaukee youths with positive relationships and opportunities has remained strong for more than 38 years.
CORE El Centro, which opened in 2002, provides natural healing and wellness services to thousands of low-income residents.