Milwaukee County suffers from alarming rates of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Nonprofit organizations and local clinics are using multiple approaches to address the problem.
A permaculture orchard at the Washington Park Urban Ecology Center aims to connect community members and provide residents with locally grown food.
Painters, dancers, musicians and sculptors bring professional artwork to local parks through a free summer arts program offered by Artists Working in Education for youth sixth grade and above.
Milwaukee native Erika Johnson was one of just six Wisconsin students selected to study space exploration this summer with the experts at NASA in Houston.
Only weeks after beginning a project to collect stories and historical data in Thurston Woods, a group of UW-Milwaukee students participating in a summer field school already feel a strong personal connection to the community.
Shoppers, farmers and community members celebrated summer at the 2012 Fondy Farmers Market season kick-off. The event featured live entertainment, a BBQ contest and plenty of fresh produce from local farmers.
Volunteers from Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo began construction on seven new homes in Washington Park, including the organization’s 500th home in Milwaukee.
A new project organized by the Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures program at UW-Milwaukee will help Thurston Woods residents share their stories. Students will interview residents and archive community history.
Spaces and Traces 2012 offered community members an opportunity to tour 13 locations in Milwaukee’s historic Concordia neighborhood. Two prominent historic locations were featured for the first time ever.