The Books for Kids Mobile Library travels around the city to deliver donated books to children under the age of 5.
North Side community members plead with public to drive safely
Called together by activist Andre Lee Ellis, community leaders gathered at the intersection of 12th and Concordia streets Wednesday in response to the death of Joseph N. Blunt, 16, who was thrown from the hood of a moving vehicle at the same intersection the day before, to make a plea to the public to drive with care.
‘Young Cats’ earn money, gain skills in summer jobs program
Thirteen Metcalfe Park and Walnut Hill residents, ages 10 to 13, learned how to garden, hold down a job and make new friends while getting paid to work this summer.
Fifty years after open housing marches, residential segregation still norm in Milwaukee
African-Americans living in segregated neighborhoods lack access to jobs and are more likely to live in poverty.
Safe & Sound evaluation finds block clubs, events increase safety
An independent evaluation of Safe & Sound by Medical College of Wisconsin researchers shows its community safety team strategy improves neighborhood safety.
Film on Young Farmers program highlights youth ‘planting seeds’ in community
A documentary about the Young Farmers program run by Groundwork Milwaukee details the benefits to students and their impact on the Metcalfe Park neighborhood.
Zeidler Center discussions aim to foster better police-community relations
After a dialogue between residents and police in Metcalfe Park, participants said the discussions could open the door for better relations between police and the central city’s black community.
Next Door fair raises awareness about moms’ and children’s health
Next Door and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan offered screenings, information and healthcare resources to parents at a recent health fair.
Wisconsin Black Historical Society mural brings ‘joy’ and ‘light’ to Sherman Park
Wisconsin Black Historical Society director Clayborn Benson asked artist George Gist to replace the building’s mural with one that illustrated black contributions to Wisconsin.
‘I Am 53206’ young people march for equality
Members of a MICAH youth organizing group are working to address racial and economic disparities for young people living in the 53206 ZIP code.
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