Nearly 4,000 volunteers helped to pick up garbage around the Milwaukee River Basin during Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s annual spring river cleanup.
Young people working for DreamBikes of Milwaukee learn to repair bikes and provide customer service. The bicycle shop also sells community members high-end bicycles for a fraction of their retail cost.
The Near West Side Partners “Challenge Fund,” a $5 million initiative, is expected to create new opportunities for investment in economic development efforts on the city’s Near West Side.
Bob Elba is an employee of the Union Pacific Railroad and has been witness to the dramatic changes the rail industry has undergone over the past 37 years.
H2O Milwaukee Music’s Peace Propaganda Project, a 10-week music education course run by cousins Dwight and Marquis Gilbert, aims to give students an outlet for creative expression and enhance their academic success.
The River Revitalization Foundation’s eight-year restoration of Turtle Park has created a place for community members to experience nature in an urban area.
First Stage, Milwaukee’s second largest professional theater company, commissioned Milwaukee writers to tell stories about the city’s diverse cultures for a series of plays called The Wisconsin Cycle.
Sam Hernandez, 16, lives in a group home during the week. She says that she copes with her situation by journaling and writing poetry.
Neu-Life Community Development has enlisted youth to participate in renovating its headquarters at 2014 W. North Ave. Young people in the after-school program also have helped with design ideas and aspects of the construction process.
Saehee Chang founded Korea Konnect, a program that connects Americans to Korean culture through traditional Korean drumming and cooking.