Jose Vasquez’s life has come full circle since he met Rodney Campbell as a troubled teen. After serving a stint in prison, the former gang-banger now works with his mentor to help at-risk youths turn their lives around.
Here’s a challenge we can all sink our teeth into: Three Silver City restaurants are challenging participants to eat three bowls of pho in a single day.
CORE El Centro, which opened in 2002, provides natural healing and wellness services to thousands of low-income residents.
Gabriela Riveros, a Milwaukee-based illustrator, has created an art installation along the Kinnickinnic River in Pulaski Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joselyn Arreguin, a senior at Escuela Verde, created a pop-up restaurant to raise awareness about healthy food options in the Silver City neighborhood.
This gallery features festively decorated homes in each of the 18 neighborhoods NNS covers.