Donated children’s shoes hang in City Hall to represent the number of child abuse and neglect cases in Milwaukee County in 2011.
After months of preparation, Urban Underground youth recently presented their plans for improving health, public safety, education and juvenile justice in Milwaukee. The organization collaborated with other non-profits to hold a youth summit at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.
Puerto Rican native Christian Ruemmele has risen from a tumultuous past of drug possession and gang involvement to become a leader since he was hired as an AmeriCorps YouthBuild member. The program has given him a chance to earn his GED and build a better life for himself, his family and the community.