Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service celebrated the first anniversary of its launch Thursday. About 75 community members, Diederich College of Communication faculty and staff, and guests gathered in Marquette University’s Johnston Hall to hear Journal Sentinel columnist and editorial writer James Causey discuss his work.
The Milwaukee Christian Center has been serving low-income south side residents for decades, providing services ranging from food pantries to first-time juvenile offender programs. But, MCC leaders understand that they must adapt to new challenges. Recently, they began a process that will shape the center’s future.
A group of LISC AmeriCorps members joined children from the Washington Park neighborhood recently to create artwork to decorate boarded-up homes in the community. The event, part of the national AmeriCorps volunteer week, took place at United Methodist Children’s Services, 3940 W. Lisbon Ave.
A new artisan cheese factory in Walker’s Point will be “small, local and value-driven,” according to owner Robert Wills, who plans to open the “Clock Shadow Creamery” in the next month. The operation, located in an environmentally friendly building, will be “green” from top to bottom.
NOVA High School students recently visited the Jewish Museum Milwaukee to learn how to lead guided tours. The students are creating an exhibit on the Milwaukee civil rights movement in collaboration with Arts@Large, a program that provides arts experiences for Milwaukee Public School students.