Community members, elected officials and students filled the ballroom of the Italian Community Center on Jan. 21 to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tiffany Miller, a special education teacher at the Lloyd Street campus of Milwaukee College Prep, writes a positive message on the girls’ bathroom mirror every day.
Susan Lloyd, the Zilber Family Foundation’s former executive director, spent the last 10 years leading the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, which invested more than $50 million in the Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods.
Rhonda Hill organizes hip-hop-themed tea tasting events for women of different ages to gather, socialize and network around a common, encouraging discussion topic.
Rozalia Hernandez-Singh, daughter of muralist Reynaldo Hernandez, is in the process of painting new murals at the COA Riverwest Center, including one featuring local sports figures.
Basia Spencer, owner of fashion boutique Basia Rose Designs, recently opened her own shop at a former pop-up space at 1617 W. North Ave. in Lindsay Heights, where she shares space with other vendors.
The Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, a project of the Zilber Family Foundation, recently drew to a close. The 10-year initiative worked to improve the quality of life in Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square and the Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods of Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park. The foundation is a key funder of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
Milwaukee Police Department Capt. Willie Murphy of District 7 said he is working to rebuild trust in police by fostering better relationships with community residents.
Donna Johnson would like to see her 12-year-old grandson benefit from the role modeling and mentoring of Andre Lee Ellis’ “We Got This” program.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods in the past year. NNS reporter Ana Martinez-Ortiz explains why the story republished here is her favorite among the pieces she wrote in 2018.