The Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council provided leadership opportunities for young African-American women that were absent in other aspects of their lives.
Neighborhood residents joined city officials, representatives of nonprofit organizations and business owners to celebrate the relocation of Bader Philanthropies’ global headquarters to Harambee.
Women of color in Milwaukee will be disproportionately harmed by a provision in the American Health Care Act ending Medicaid reimbursements for abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood. This could result in severely limited services such as gynecological exams, STD testing and treatment, and contraception.
Raoul Deal had experience creating art in community settings before moving to Milwaukee, but it took building relationships while teaching in Milwaukee Public Schools for him to fully embrace his role as a community artist.
North Side resident Linda Cooper discovered the African American Women’s Center by chance in 2004. Since that time she has become an integral part of the center as a volunteer and urges others to take advantage of it.
Unkempt and dangerous baseball facilities at Baran Park have raised ire among parents and local officials, but a proposed $2.3 million field enhancement by Journey House could change all that.
A single plot in Gretchen Mead’s front yard has blossomed into the Victory Garden Initiative (VGI), a thriving community of staff and volunteers committed to helping Milwaukee residents grow their own food and cook nutritious meals for their families.
America’s Black Holocaust Museum’s 2017 Founder’s Day event honored Dr. James Cameron’s legacy through a discussion of America’s complex racial history and steps that could be taken toward reconciliation and healing.
A city infamous for significant racial segregation and high rates of incarceration of African-Americans, Milwaukee is also home to a successful community of black professionals seeking social events, networking opportunities and career advancement. Success, they say, requires building strong relationships.
Located across the street from Westlawn Gardens, Wisconsin’s largest low-income public housing development, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center builds and strengthens community by developing long-term relationships, supporting and educating residents of all ages, and paving a path to self-sufficiency.