Students from Westside Academy II marched alongside community members in a peace rally that concluded with the dedication of a memorial garden for victims of violence.
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 […]
Marjorie Rucker, LISC Milwaukee’s commercial revitalization specialist, is focusing her efforts on restoring commercial corridors in the central city.
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.
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.
At 14, Darrin Madison is too old to be a member of the Urban Ecology Center’s Young Scientists Club any more, so he returned as a volunteer.
The residents, businesses, organizations and community development agencies that make up Washington Park Partners are hard at work beginning to implement a new five-year Sustainable Community Plan. The plan addresses seven areas of neighborhood life WPP considers crucial to a sustainable community.
The Urban Ecology Center created the Young Scientists Club to teach children in the neighboring community about nature and social responsibility, and expose them to new environments and experiences.