LISC Milwaukee recently honored 16 organizations for their work to improve their neighborhoods at the 13th Annual MANDI Awards. More than 700 corporate leaders, neighborhood activists and government officials attended.
The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Violence Prevention Initiative has awarded $750,000 to Ripple Effect Milwaukee, a program that will teach conflict resolution and leadership skills to youth at Boys and Girls Clubs throughout Milwaukee.
Milwaukee County candidates for the spring election debated local issues at a recent Community Planning Council monthly meeting. Community members poured in to hear what they had to say.
A new charter school is aiming to close the proficiency gap for underserved, low-income students in the greater Thurston Woods community.
A mixed-use building slated for construction on West Fond du Lac Avenue and a half dozen new businesses that opened within the last year could revive the North Avenue and Fond du Lac Avenue business district, local experts say.
LaRhonda Bearden-Steward has been named the first site director for WINS (Wisconsin Initiative for Neighborhoods and Schools that Work for Children) to improve academic achievement in Lindsay Heights.
Poet and café owner Simon Warren is expected to attract an artistic crowd to Lindsay Heights with the opening of his new business, Sweet Black Coffee.
With the help of a $200,000 two-year grant, the Lindsay Heights Health Alliance and its partners are working to improve access to healthy food by making it available at “corner stores” in the neighborhood.
Alice’s Garden began 2012 with new staff positions and a plan to incorporate as a nonprofit with its own website.
After taking a trip of a lifetime as a Peace Corps volunteer, a Milwaukee native returned home four years later to share what she learned with the Lindsay Heights community.