Smiles and applause abounded on Saturday, June 2nd, as Southside-based community development organization Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN) recognized fifteen residents of the Silver City, Burnham Park, Layton Park, and Pulaski Park neighborhoods for completing their inaugural seven week Neighbors in Action (NIA) leadership program.
Last month, Arts @ Large closed the financing deal for the renovation of its new Walker’s Point building. The nonprofit art education organization will celebrate with a construction kick-off event.
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers held a recent Bike Day, giving away more than 200 free bikes. The event was held to encourage safer bike-riding practices.
A health and wellness fair will be held on Saturday, June 2, at South Division High School and provide access to services to individuals who might be fearful to seek them elsewhere.
Jane’s Walk MKE hosted its first tour through Clarke Square, showcasing art by community members and local organizations such as Artists Working in Education and TRUE Skool.
Amid conflicting explanations about why the Milwaukee County parks department decided to cancel the Winter Farmers Market at the Mitchell Park Domes annex next season, the parks committee called for the county administration to negotiate a new lease to retain the market.
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers’ new South Side clinic is its first to provide child and adolescent day treatment.
A Republican-backed law that altered the funding mechanism for Business Improvement Districts in Milwaukee cost the Historic Mitchell Street BID $10,000, forcing it to cancel the popular fair this year. Organizers say it will be back in 2019.
Residents of the South Side blame an increase in drug activity and prostitution for a spate of murders that occurred in March and April.
Youth advocate Eileen Alvarado recently published her second book, “Hope Looks Like You,” and is working to raise money to distribute it free of charge to local youth.