One of Milwaukee’s many sculpted lions, and one of Corcordia’s many architectural flourishes, this particular lion and his twin look out over 32nd and Highland on the steps of the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation. Many of the 100-year-old homes that were built in the architecturally and historically rich Concordia neighborhood’s heyday still stand. The neighborhood […]
Customers hope a new sponsor will come forward to sustain the Mobile Market program. SHARE Wisconsin, which currently runs the program, announced that it will close its doors at the end of May.
The Washington Park Band Shell is an iconic art deco structure that has provided a beautiful backdrop for concerts and performances for generations. It was recently renovated by the Harley-Davidson Foundation. The Washington Park community is home to the idyllic Washington Park, one of three Milwaukee parks designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted, who designed Central […]
Historic Milwaukee is looking for volunteers for the Spaces & Traces program this spring, which will be exploring the Concordia neighborhood.
Marjorie Rucker, LISC Milwaukee’s commercial revitalization specialist, is focusing her efforts on restoring commercial corridors in the central city.
Built in 2011, Veterans Manor Apartments in Milwaukee is the only establishment of its kind in the state of Wisconsin. It offers residents a comfortable place to call home and services such as an on-site counselor, weekly support group meetings and, most of all, a sense of community. Veterans Manor won the 2012 PNC Trail Blazer Award at the MANDIs (Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation).
A group of LISC AmeriCorps members joined children from the Washington Park neighborhood recently to create artwork to decorate boarded-up homes in the community. The event, part of the national AmeriCorps volunteer week, took place at United Methodist Children’s Services, 3940 W. Lisbon Ave.
The International Learning Center (ILC) has been serving refugees relocated to Milwaukee since 1981, offering English, math and citizenship classes, as well as computer and life skills. As the refugee population continues to increase and diversify, the center is working to raise community awareness of the cultures represented in the neighborhood.
More than 40 people shopped at the SHARE Mobile Market held at United Methodist Children’s Services in Washington Park on the first Tuesday of February. The Mobile Market offers healthy food at prices 30 – 50 percent lower than retail.
Four days a week, “Ashley” (not her real name) attends Our Next Generation, a community-based nonprofit that offers after-school academic and enrichment programs. Ashley and her tutor, Sammie Lou Krieger, have worked together for six years, meeting every Monday for a one-on-one tutoring session.