The annual Garfield Avenue Festival, held between 7th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in Bronzeville drew large crowds despite an early-afternoon downpour. Food, music and homemade wares were plentiful at the day-long event.
Ceso Sprewell, who lost his parents at a young age, struggled as a teen growing up in urban Milwaukee. Now 32, he has found his calling helping youth facing similar challenges.
Darlene Rogers talks about the role environment and encouragement play in success.
Riverworks Development Corporation has partnered with Artists Working in Education, Inc. (A.W.E.) to engage neighborhood youth in transforming a Tot Lot into a superhero hide out. Youth have been working alongside A.W.E. Satellite Studio lead artist Jasmine West, assistant artists Michaela Murry and Kailee Evans, high school intern Nia Wilson, Riverworks Neighborhood Ambassadors and numerous […]
With the combined resources of MPS, Teach for America, Schools That Can and City Year, an MPS K-8 school that was nearly closed in 2011 is working to improve student achievement, grow attendance and reduce suspensions.
Six Public Allies members assigned to Borchert Field are working this summer with We Got This, an employment and mentoring program for boys and teens.
Safe & Sound’s “Barbershop Monday” brings together neighborhood youth and city residents for free haircuts and conversation about local issues.
A plan to turn the former Garfield Avenue school into 60 apartments along with cultural and commercial space has been downsized because construction estimates for the school came in at double the expected cost.
Vedale and Darren Hill have opened an art studio in Bronzeville that offers free afterschool and summer art programs for neighborhood children.
Jamaal Russell, 36, of the Riverwest neighborhood, went back to school to study graphic design at MATC in 2012.