Enrollment is now open for Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush With Kindness Program in Clarke Square. The program’s volunteer workforce repairs properties of low-income homeowners in the area.
The Milwaukee Christian Center has been serving low-income south side residents for decades, providing services ranging from food pantries to first-time juvenile offender programs. But, MCC leaders understand that they must adapt to new challenges. Recently, they began a process that will shape the center’s future.
Manni Marquez, director of the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative (CSNI), was recently selected as the 2011 “Mi Comunidad” award winner. The award recognizes an unsung hero in Milwaukee’s Hispanic community each year. Marquez has been active in the Clarke Square neighborhood for more than 15 years.
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Inc. (LBWN) recently received a $112,000 grant from Wells Fargo to continue home renovation efforts in the neighborhood. The money will be used for the Turnkey Renovation program, a project in which foreclosed homes are purchased, renovated and fitted with the latest in energy-saving technology.