The Hunger Task Force stocks 40,000 fish annually in 17 County Park ponds and lagoons, enabling area youth and adults to catch and eat fish.
Urban Ecology Center’s new location in the Menomonee Valley won’t open until September, but nearby residents already are on board.
E.B. Garner has been teaching kids to fish at Washington Park Pond for 15 years, since promising a neighbor boy he’d teach him if his grades and behavior improved. What started as a group of 12 grew to 400 during Wisconsin’s annual Free Fishing Weekend in early June.
Shoppers, farmers and community members celebrated summer at the 2012 Fondy Farmers Market season kick-off. The event featured live entertainment, a BBQ contest and plenty of fresh produce from local farmers.
After initial ups and downs, the Walker Square Farmers’ Market is once again up and running, providing neighborhood residents with healthy and affordable produce options.
Arts @ Large works with public schools to provide an arts education for all students by empowering teachers and putting them in contact with artists. The organization recently won a national award for its work.
Fresh flowers and produce returned to the Washington Park Senior Center with the opening of the Farmers Market.
Volunteers from Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo began construction on seven new homes in Washington Park, including the organization’s 500th home in Milwaukee.
Roberto Silva and 150 co-workers are walking the picket line at Palermo’s Pizza hoping to form a union, which they believe will give them job security and improve their working conditions and pay.
PEARLS for Teen Girls’ 10,000 Girls Initiative will extend the organization’s programming, broadening its reach to the neediest populations while increasing the cultural diversity of girls served.