It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some events we think you shouldn’t miss. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “5 things” in the subject line by noon Thursday.
- Free homebuyer assistance program: Monday, Sept. 23
Milwaukee City Development is hosting an informational session on how to purchase a home from the city at the Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., on Monday, Sept. 23. For additional information, click here. The event starts at 6 p.m.
- Jesus MKE Week: Monday, Sept. 23 – Sunday, Sept. 29
Ministry partners, churches and more throughout the city are celebrating Jesus MKE week starting Monday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 29. The goal is to celebrate “diversity in unity through worship.” Various events will be held throughout the week.
- Rev-Up MKE live pitch event: Tuesday, Sept. 24
The fourth annual Rev-Up MKE, a competition for small businesses, is hosting its live pitch event at The Rave, 2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., on Tuesday, Sept. 24. During the event, the finalists will pitch their ideas during a “Shark Tank” style competition. The event begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m., with the winner being announced at 8 p.m.
- MPS listening sessions: Monday, Sept. 23 and Wednesday, Sept. 25
The Milwaukee Public Schools is hosting two listening sessions to engage the community. The first takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 at North Division High School, 1011 W. Center St. In addition, another session takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Vincent High School, 7501 N. Granville Rd. Last month, the district launched a community survey designed to gather input about important education topics. After a brief presentation of the findings, attendees will break into small discussion groups.
- #BrunchingMakesYouBlack: Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29
Coffee Makes You Black, 2803 N. Teutonia Ave., a black-owned restaurant, could possibly close because of construction on Teutonia Avenue. In a gesture of support, Lilo Allen and Seshat Roberts are inviting the community to have brunch at the popular gathering spot on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
About Ana Martinez-Ortiz
Ana serves as NNS’ newly created community engagement reporter and is responsible for writing stories that help our readers navigate their lives as well as making sure they know the fun things that are happening in their neighborhoods. You can email her hereor call (414) 604-6397.