Five decorative gateway markers, meant to introduce the city to the historic Clarke Square neighborhood, remain in a warehouse after the city of Milwaukee denied permits at three of the original planned locations. The city is continuing to work with the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative as it searches for new homes for the markers.
Volunteers from Ernst & Young and Longfellow school recently packed backpacks filled with school supplies for each of the school’s 950 students.
The Milwaukee Observatory, a public art installation created by students at Bay View High School, came to Mitchell Park this summer for the first time.
Local residents from Clarke Square gathered recently to mark the 5th annual Weed & Seed National Night Out at Clarke Square Park, 2330 W. Vieau Place.
When Charles Brown, director of youth programs for Journey House, started a youth football program six years ago, he envisioned an activity that would keep youth between the ages of 6 and 14 off the streets and teach them life and character development skills. A few weeks ago, the Journey House Packers took to the practice field as the reigning division champions.
Professional photographers from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service will be taking free portraits of community members attending the Weed & Seed National Night Out on Thursday, July 28, at Clarke Square Park, 2330 W. Vieau Place, from 4 to 6 p.m.
As part of the Milwaukee Wave of Hope Grant from the Zilber Family Foundation, seven Journey House Youth Soccer League participants got the chance to attend the 2011 Milwaukee Wave Summer Soccer Camp in Wauwatosa’s Hawthorne Park.
Hecho en Milwaukee, an art collaborative fundraiser sponsored by the Milwaukee Mijas, was held recently at Mitchell Park.
On a recent sunny weekend, volunteers removed graffiti and old tires; put identification numbers on alleys and buildings, planted gardens and cleaned up vacant lots.
Four Clarke Square residences were rehabbed recently at no cost to homeowners as Habitat for Humanity’s “A Brush With Kindness” program (ABWK) made its way to the neighborhood for the third year in a row.