A large number of volunteers from the nonprofit, education, business, philanthropic and civic communities have joined together with the professional staff of Milwaukee Succeeds, the two-year-old community partnership working for education reform, to create its first Milestone Report.
About 30 vendors helped kick off opening day 2013 of the longest-running market in the city with strawberries, snap peas, beets, greens, flowers and more.
Common Ground unveiled a report that describes the condition of athletic and recreational activities at schools throughout the county to bolster the organization’s Fair Play campaign.
Clients and church staff say free haircuts and other services seem small but are vital for the poor, who want to look presentable and be treated with dignity.
Refugees from countries around the world including Burma, Iraq and Liberia performed at Milwaukee’s largest celebration ever of World Refugee Day.
A commemorative civil rights march and a “Youth Voice Stage” on Juneteenth Day helped bring the civil rights movement to life for young Milwaukeeans.
A small group of homeowners on North 9th Street have been meeting monthly at St. Matthew Church to discuss how they can improve the quality of life in their neighborhood. Since September, they’ve learned that change is slow and difficult to effect, but they aren’t giving up.
The African American Breastfeeding Network works to educate parents about why breastfeeding is so important for their children.
The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County kicked off the 23rd annual Feed the Children food drive with support from volunteers and prominent individuals such as Mayor Tom Barrett and former Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler.
The Layton Boulevard West Neighbors free Tour of Homes showed attendees six houses for sale in the Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park neighborhoods.