Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee (BEAM) student Christopher Paige was one of the grand prize winners in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s “Save Out Loud” contest for his photo essay on savings.
Two residents from the Metcalfe Park and Amani neighborhoods have been hired as site coordinators for the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program, a new federally funded project.
The recently formed Metcalfe Park Community Action Team came in second in a new Chicago-based contest, for its creative and temporary use of a vacant lot to draw positive attention to the North Side neighborhood.
Amani and Metcalfe Park have taken the first steps toward creating community revitalization plans under a new federal grant program.
A new 60,000-square-foot warehouse opening soon on the north side is expected to employ 100 “second-chance” workers and provide low-cost home improvement products to Milwaukee residents.
Residents of Metcalfe Park teamed up with Safe & Sound and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to host a movie night that drew more than 100 residents.
Next Door Foundation’s Educare program offers “a prep school for low-income kids” in one of Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods.