Walnut Way Conservation Corp. celebrated its 12th annual Harvest Day Festival with a parade, music, face painting and more.
Hundreds of people from nine neighborhood centers walked, listened to music and enjoyed a healthy meal and the annual wellness walk sponsored by UNCOM’s Milwaukee Childhood Obesity Prevention Project.
Five Little Free Libraries are being installed in Lindsay Heights with the goal of fostering literacy and creating community.
For the past year, male juveniles from Milwaukee County sentenced to incarceration were sent four hours north to the Copper Lake and Lincoln Hills schools in Irma, Wis. Recent changes approved by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will keep some high-risk young offenders in the county, saving taxpayers money and enabling the young men to remain closer to their families and rehabilitative resources.
The top predictor of whether a teen will reoffend is whether or not he has a strong support system. The new Milwaukee County Accountability Program (MCAP) is designed to help teens and their parents or guardians build that system together.
Funders, state legislators and community leaders toured the Historic Martin Luther King Dr. commercial corridor and two others recently to view progress and discuss challenges.
The national convention of Strive, an education reform group, provided a forum for Milwaukee Succeeds Director Mike Soika and GE Healthcare volunteer Nata Abbott to discuss the group’s work with corporate partners during the past 15 months.
Community members gathered at Kilbourn Park to celebrate the Young Farmers organization and see the unveiling of the mural dedicated to the farming program.
After one full year as a merged school, Hopkins Lloyd Community School is showing promise, but has yet to prove itself academically.
Members of the 27th Street West Drug Free Coalition Youth Council recently took Mayor Tom Barrett and County Supervisor Russell Stamper on a walking tour of assets and liabilities in a section of Washington Park.