More than 5,000 individuals donated $1.9 million during Thursday’s online fundraising campaign. Greater Milwaukee Foundation contributed $750,000 in matching funds.
Gov. Scott Walker wants to require able-bodied recipients without dependents to participate in the state’s employment and training program for 20 hours a week.
Three months into a new program at the Cardinal Stritch University Leadership Center, participants are learning new skills and gaining confidence in their ability to lead.
After a successful inaugural season as a community supported agriculture business, Young Farmers of Milwaukee kicked off its second season by attending the Urban Ecology Center Local Farmer Open House.
While Milwaukee residents may associate blue lights with squad cars, crime scenes and violence, the CHILL blue light signals peace.
The city is courting businesses to create 700 to 1,000 permanent jobs for Milwaukee residents, especially those who live near the old A.O. Smith factory. The official unemployment rate in nearby minority neighborhoods is roughly 20 percent.
Rufus King International High School has its second chance in two years to win the state basketball championship. Students supported their team at a spirited rally before the players boarded the bus to Madison.
A new health clinic to be housed at the COA Goldin Center is part of an initiative to provide access to primary and preventive care to residents of central city neighborhoods.
Two dozen teenagers competed to represent Wisconsin at this year’s Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. They performed to standing ovations, delivering heartfelt poems on tough issues young people face.
Saving Our Sons, a mentoring program for young men announced in January, is now up and running at 10 Milwaukee Public Schools.