Tatiana Joseph, born in Costa Rica and raised on the south side, struggled with her identity as a youth whenever she ventured outside her south side neighborhood. Now she helps others take pride in who they are.
Marquette students have developed an online tool to help homeowners conserve water by tracking usage and learning ways to reduce their energy footprint.
The new director of the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative plans to focus on redeveloping abandoned and foreclosed properties and creating a new public safety initiative, among other projects designed to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.
Resident concerns about asbestos and lead contamination from the KK River Rehabilitation and Flood Control Project have resulted in a policy change by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.
Construction has begun on a bike and pedestrian bridge that will link the Menomonee Valley to Mitchell Park. The project is part of a $26 million initiative to connect surrounding neighborhood residents to jobs and other resources in the valley.
For 10 years, Moody Pool has remained an empty, boarded-up neighborhood nuisance, but the building will be torn down soon. In its place, a splash pool, small community building, lit basketball courts and parkways are among the planned amenities. Some neighborhood residents contend they were promised something that was never delivered.
In the year since Layton Boulevard West Neighbors presented its Quality of Life Plan to the neighborhood, visible improvements have been showing up in Silver City, Layton Park and Burnham Park.
For 10 years, MPS has held an annual “Foro” or “Forum Latino” for parents of students with special needs. More than 400 people attended this year’s event, the only one of its kind in the state, according to the school district.
Alverno College students are working to support an orphanage that mainly serves young girls who were victims of human trafficking. They are “Hope for Nicaragua,” a benefit fundraiser for Casa Mision Santa Faz on Friday, Nov. 9.
For three years a $300,000 synthetic turf football field donated to Journey House by the Green Bay Packers has sat in a storage warehouse in Green Bay. But, ground has now been broken for the Journey House Football Field and Stadium at Mitchell Park, and the turf will soon be laid out.