The Latin and Central American countries of El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrated their independence days last weekend. Mexicans, who make up the largest ethnic group in the state, celebrated with a parade and festival on the city’s south side.
In urban environments such as Milwaukee there may be few opportunities other than science class to learn about the natural environment. The newly opened Menomonee Valley branch of the Urban Ecology Center is helping to fill that void for south siders.
The multi-faceted revitalization of the Menomonee Valley continues as a groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for a 24-acre park built along the Hank Aaron State Trail.
Timothy Terry, a Journey House board member, has been named one of The Network Journal’s 40-under-Forty Achievement Award winners. The Network Journal is a print and online publication focusing on black professionals and business owners.
Though not quite the Dream Act, a presidential order has given eligible undocumented immigrants the opportunity to work and attend school legally in the United States. Organizers estimated that more than 1,000 local residents showed up at a recent application drive for the new “deferred action” immigration policy.
Alice’s Garden was recognized again recently for its continued work in Lindsay Heights, this time with a “Go-To-Bat,” award from the Brewers Community Foundation and State Farm Insurance. The award is given to a nonprofit that’s making a positive difference in its community.
Five homes in Clarke Square were repaired recently during “A Brush With Kindness” blitz week. The repairs, free to homeowners, would normally have cost thousands of dollars.
The Journey House Center for Youth and Family Athletics is running and open to the public. The state-of-the-art facility houses programming for the center, as well as for the adjoining Longfellow Elementary School.
Manager Julian Haliga, of the Felix Mantilla Baseball League, has coached youth baseball for more than a decade, but his team had never won a championship. Nor had any other coach in the 39-year history of the league. Now they are district champions.
The second annual “Hecho En Milwaukee” art showcase at Walker Square Park is a chance for the community to come see the flourishing women’s art scene for themselves.