For 20 years, ACTS Housing has helped low-income families become homeowners. In 2012 alone, 150 families have purchased homes with ACTS’ help, with 100 families moving into vacant or foreclosed homes.
Mayor Tom Barrett, city officials and neighborhood organizations came together recently to celebrate the winners of the city’s Most Improved Homes Contest.
Several local organizations have started the Neighborhood Leadership Institute to help build the capacity and effectiveness of resident and non-profit leaders.
The Latino Arts Strings Program recently received one of five 2012 Afterschool Innovator Awards from the Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation. Each winner received $10,000.
The Mitchell Street Market Lofts, a $6.1 million project created by developers Tina Anderson and Sherri Webb, brings affordable housing and healthy foods to the near south side community.
The popularity of Layton Boulevard West Neighbors’ Most Improved Porch contest led two other communities to sponsor similar contests this summer. Winners will be announced Nov. 22.
Journey House, an organization focused on education and neighborhood revitalization, is expanding its services to include a music program for young people.
Milwaukee Public Theater and the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities will host the annual Tap the Potential event in October, featuring visual and performing artists with a range of physical and mental disabilities.
The Fondy Farmers Market recently held its annual Haymarket Days, marking 95 years of selling locally grown produce in central Milwaukee. Longtime customers shared memories of the Center Street Haymarket.
The MANDI awards recognize efforts to improve the quality of life in Milwaukee’s central city. LISC is accepting nominations now.