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.
As part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the “Stay Out the Game” summit taught youth how to detect signs of sex trafficking, build healthy relationships and protect themselves in unsafe situations.
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.
People directly impacted by the criminal justice system in Wisconsin presented their case for criminal justice reform to representatives of Gov. Tony Evers’ administration, arguing for increased accountability, mental health resources and re-entry support.
A pilot program at Bruce Guadalupe Community School and Acosta Middle School that began in September is offering mental health services to students and their families in a partnership with Lutheran Social Services.
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.
Ma’ruf, a Muslim nonprofit, recently opened a youth center for neighborhood children. The center came to fruition after proposals to turn the space into a liquor store were rejected by the community.
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.
The beat cop initiative has been underway for several months in Clarke Square, and residents and business owners say they appreciate the added police presence in the neighborhood.
With Milwaukee’s homeless population becoming more visible in the city’s various tent encampments, the Milwaukee Police Department works to connect homeless people to necessary resources.