Several prominent organizations have named new executive directors recently and the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service polled them on neighborhood development, public safety and plans for leading their organizations forward.
Federal funds for seven key community programs declined by at least 10 percent between 2007 and 2015, forcing local leaders to seek out new revenue options, says a report from the Public Policy Forum.
Ron Powell is a painter and art education advocate who thinks everyday people benefit from making art since artistic skills facilitate personal development.
Despite pushback from community residents, arena proponents see opportunity for job growth and development in the proposal passed by the state Assembly.
An innovative pilot program takes a “pay for success” approach to reducing violent crime among black teens.
Real-time bus location information and “smart fare” technologies are changing the way riders use the bus system.
Jazmyn Smith helps babies and young children with special medical needs develop sensory skills and interpret the world around them in her position as a childcare teacher at the Milwaukee Center for Independence.
Mortgage rescue scams are increasing and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council says Latinos and immigrants are often the targets.
Social justice advocate Margaret Rozga reads her poem “Eden” and explains how gardening is a metaphor for activism.
Winners of the Teen State Slam Finals for Wisconsin are writing new poems for the national slam poetry finals in Atlanta next month.