Pedestrians and vehicles passing Heart and Hope Place, at the intersection of Port Washington and MLK Drive, are greeted by colorful, powerful paintings by Milwaukee artist Reggie Baylor. The housing development and the artwork have brought new life to the street since their completion last year. In the 1970s and ’80s, Harambee (which means “all […]
The Cluster II Play and Grow Lot has helped bring a sense of community to Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood. Neighbors can socialize as they work in the community garden while children play on the adjacent natural playground.
Marjorie Rucker, LISC Milwaukee’s commercial revitalization specialist, is focusing her efforts on restoring commercial corridors in the central city.
Ten years ago the old railway corridor that splits the Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods was in disrepair. The trail that the train tracks ran along was a hub for illegal dumping, crime and drug use. Today – after extensive rehabilitation – the trail has been transformed into a tree-lined community space.
Harriet Dorsey, the oldest resident of Walnut Way, celebrated her 106th birthday this week. State representative Elizabeth Coggs (10th District) joined the party, held at the Clinton Rose Senior Center, 3045 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. In 2006, when Dorsey was 100, she was inducted in the Milwaukee County Senior Hall of Fame, receiving a special “Century of Service Award.” The long-time community volunteer has been called “the Queen Mother of the African American community.”
St. Francis of Assisi Church, like other congregations that are part of Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), took advantage of Sunday services to check whether parishioners have an approved form of voter identification.
Tanicha Suggs, a mother of eight, has settled into her new home in the Harambee neighborhood, where she moved in December. The house is one of five on the block built by Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity.
The five new Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity homes dedicated in the Harambee neighborhood on Nov. 12 were built with proceeds from the Milwaukee Habitat ReStore.
Milwaukee neighborhoods will soon benefit from nearly a dozen new jobs through the federal AmeriCorps program.
When Thrivent Financial for Lutherans was looking to make a significant investment in a local community in 2005, Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood was well positioned to take advantage of the opportunity.