“Ballot Bash 2019” rocked the Turner Hall ballroom March 14. The event, staged by the youth-oriented nonprofit Leaders Igniting Transformation, sought to turn out the vote for the April 2 election. Public officials and candidates were invited to attend the event, which was part voter education and part just plain fun.
More From Neighborhood News Service
The Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, a project of the Zilber Family Foundation, recently drew to a close. The 10-year initiative worked to improve the quality of life in Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square and the Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods of Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park. The foundation is a key funder of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
Habitat for Humanity, Year Two
As part of its Midtown 100 initiative, Habitat for Humanity plans to build 25 homes this year. Officials said the project will create the highest concentration of affordable, single-family homes built in Milwaukee since World War II. A “wall-raising” took place Thursday to officially launch year two of the effort.
On The Block
During the Black History Month Read-in, Leonard Glover, his two children and a modest group of community members enjoyed poems and stories about African-Americans, by African-Americans.