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 most important function of Youth Rising Up, a program at Pathfinders, is to help teens and young adults who have faced serious obstacles find their voices.
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.
The Multicultural Entrepreneurial Institute has trained hundreds of prospective business owners since it was founded in 2006. After completing the training program, 10 entrepreneurs recently competed for $3,000 grants to start or expand their businesses.
A study focusing on seven south side MPS elementary and middle schools conducted by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service shows that Spanish-speaking students who have been in ELL classes outperform their non-ELL peers in reading and math.
A rigorous curriculum and high standards that ELL teachers set for their students pay off for Greenfield students.
Statewide cuts to public transportation and other budget concerns have led to the elimination of Route 18, which serves the Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods. Reductions in bus service across the city will begin Jan. 29.
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.
Milwaukee Police Department District 2, which includes Clarke Square, recently recognized block watch captains and members at a Block Watch Captains Award Dinner. District 2 has 214 block watches, more than any other district in the city.
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.