Refugees from across the world come to the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee to learn English and prepare for citizenship. Students and staff take time to celebrate with a potluck dinner, music and gifts during a holiday party.
Lupe Martinez, 74, is celebrating 50 years of service at UMOS, a nonprofit that advocates and provides programs and services that improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of underserved populations.
The UMOS TechHire program, a federally funded initiative to provide accelerated training in technology fields and other skilled trades, offers those who have been incarcerated a second chance.
By all accounts, Quanita “Tay” Jackson was someone trying to make a difference. On Saturday, the 20-year-old helped organize a three-on-three basketball tournament that drew a large crowd to Moody Park for hoops, food and music. A day later, she was shot and killed near the park.
Colorful costumes, nails, hair and makeup dominate the stage as cosmetology students show off their best work in MATC’s Cooley Auditorium.
Reinforcements have arrived for folks who are fighting reckless driving in Grasslyn Manor on Milwaukee’s North Side. Milwaukee police are beefing up patrols at the neighborhood’s most dangerous intersection as part of a new campaign to get drivers to slow down and play it safe.
Dad’s one of Milwaukee’s top developers. The son is the youngest legislator in Wisconsin history. Both share a desire to make the city a better place. They’re definitely a family to watch. (And you can read about them, too.)
The Indian Community School offers its pupils lessons in the classroom – and out. The school serves Native American students who live in the Milwaukee area.
The 75-acre site where Wisconsin’s largest public housing development once stood is roaring back to life as about 1,000 mixed-income housing units are emerging at the new Westlawn Gardens on Milwaukee’s northwest side.
About 225 adult students were honored last week for earning General Educational Development, or GED, certificates, High School Equivalency diplomas and Emerging Scholars diplomas during a special ceremony at Milwaukee Area Technical College’s downtown campus.