Light & Unite Red kicked off its 2019 prevention campaign during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, providing educational games and resources at COA’s family fun night.
Tiffany Miller, a special education teacher at the Lloyd Street campus of Milwaukee College Prep, writes a positive message on the girls’ bathroom mirror every day.
Ma’ruf, a Muslim nonprofit, recently opened a youth center for neighborhood children. The center came to fruition after proposals to turn the space into a liquor store were rejected by the community.
Basia Spencer, owner of fashion boutique Basia Rose Designs, recently opened her own shop at a former pop-up space at 1617 W. North Ave. in Lindsay Heights, where she shares space with other vendors.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods in the past year. NNS reporter Ana Martinez-Ortiz explains why the story republished here is her favorite among the pieces she wrote in 2018.
Earlier this month, holiday wreaths, decked out in lights and decorations, were hung along Lisbon Avenue in Washington Park for the first time in more than a decade.
Nearby Nature allows children in impoverished neighborhoods to engage with science by exploring the world around them. During lessons, children in the after-school program get the opportunity to interact with native animals, explore the outdoors and expand their knowledge of science.
Brooklyn native Taj Pearsall had a hard time adjusting to Milwaukee after moving more than a decade ago. Pearsall’s knowledge of Milwaukee came from sitcoms such as “Happy Days,” and he didn’t realize how segregated it is.
Hundreds of community members joined with business owners to mark the opening of the Sherman Phoenix, a commercial center for small businesses that co-developers JoAnne Johnson-Sabir and Juli Kaufmann hope will set an example for the rest of the city.
Ex Fabula, a Milwaukee storytelling organization, partnered with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School to give fifth-grade students the opportunity to participate in storytelling workshops and a story slam.