Erick Ledesma, the Cesar E. Chavez Business Improvement District’s first Artist in Residence, plans to use his residency to help unite the Clarke Square community through art.
The Black Men Achieve awards on Feb. 23 honored 20 African-American men who have made positive contributions to the city.
The local nonprofit I Will Not Die Young, which works to combat youth violence, is using a $25,000 donation from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to expand its writing workshops and offer “peace assemblies” for young people.
With the help of nearly 300 volunteers, as well as food and cash donations, Centro Hispano Milwaukee hosted its 47th annual Thanksgiving food drive on Nov. 19.
Chacho Lopez, who got into trouble with graffiti as a teenager, has transformed that style of painting into creating community murals. Lopez has collaborated on nine free murals in the past two years, including one that was just completed in Walker’s Point.
Milwaukee-born artist Della Wells, Milwaukee Arts Board 2016 Artist of the Year, would like to see developers incorporate art into building designs.
Writer and social entrepreneur Dasha Kelly, Milwaukee Arts Board 2016 Artist of the Year, says art provides opportunities to cut through racial barriers.
More than 40 volunteers came together on April 16 to participate in Global Youth Service Day at Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Place, located on the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Ring Street. True Skool, Public Allies and other community groups gathered for Global Youth Service Day to build new garden beds, […]
More than 850 guests attended the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDIs) dinner Wednesday night at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Speakers included Mayor Tom Barrett, LISC CEO Michael Rubinger and Dawn Sanders Cavilla, who accepted an award on behalf of her late father, Welford Sanders. The People’s Choice Award voting, housed on the Milwaukee […]
More than 400 women attended an inaugural gathering of Milwaukee Ladies United, originally a Facebook group centered on women’s empowerment.