Residents near 14th and Wright played an active role in creating Gillespie Park, which city officials hope can be a blueprint for future sustainable projects.
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The Benedict Center Sisters Diversion Program, working in conjunction with police and prosecutors, offers an alternative to incarceration to stop the cycle of prostitution.
Todd Hutchison has worked for three decades to revitalize condemned, unwanted buildings, turning them into affordable housing units.
Almost three years after a local group, in a “guerrilla act,” revived a once-forgotten public space under Holton Street by creating a swing park, the city has taken control of the space, but questions still remain.
The Milwaukee Rotary Club is committed to improving residents’ lives while contributing to a healthy business environment.
The Pan-African Community Association, an official refugee resettlement agency, offers support and a range of services to about 300 individuals and refugee families a year.
La’Ketta Caldwell, program manager at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, is equally comfortable hanging out with a group of teenagers and expressing herself through film and theater.
Students from UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health are filtering into the community, attempting to alleviate some of Milwaukee’s most deeply rooted problems.
The new VA Community Resource and Referral Center, housed in a restored historic building on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, provides resources to veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Artist Vedale Hill is working with neighborhood youth to express their “Hoop Dreams” through art. The project is one of many taking place in a new “art park” on the Beerline Trail, between Riverwest and Harambee.