Dasha Kelly Hamilton has a way with words, and the City of Milwaukee is honoring her for that gift as the poet laureate for the Milwaukee Public Library. Kelly Hamilton has a history of using her writing as a springboard to help others express themselves.
A signature program of Historic Milwaukee, Doors Open Milwaukee is the city’s largest open house. It relies on 700 volunteers to shine a spotlight on 150 buildings, parks and businesses in area neighborhoods.
Local artists created murals depicting the struggle for fair housing for a new park in the Harambee neighborhood, created through a public-private partnership.
Pinatas and the Day of the Dead don’t ordinarily go together, but they did this weekend. A group of volunteers created piñatas for the Dia de los Muertos holiday as part of a community-building effort.
Dorothy McCollum is a professional social worker by day and a hair stylist at night.
A cluster of tax-foreclosed homes in the Harambee neighborhood are undergoing renovation through the city’s “scattered sites” program.
South Side festivalgoers shared and celebrated their diverse heritage at the Silver City International Food and Art Walk.
Vedale and Darren Hill have opened an art studio in Bronzeville that offers free afterschool and summer art programs for neighborhood children.
At a town meeting on gun violence, leaders and citizens agreed that community members have to take back their own neighborhoods.
MPS students are taking to the road this summer to learn more about voting and civil rights. They’ll travel to Alabama, Tennessee and Jackson, Miss., to attend the Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference Day.