The owner of an organic bakery won a cash prize and mentorship opportunities as the first-place winner in the recent Rev-Up MKE competition sponsored by Near West Side Partners.
Families gathered at the Washington Park Urban Ecology Center recently for a Bee Day party.
Community activists met in Washington Park, the site of a recent drive-by shooting, to demand action from city officials to improve safety in central-city parks.
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors endorsed (17 – 1) a long-term lease with the Urban Ecology Center (UEC) for portions of Washington Park today that will bring significant investment and major upgrades to park facilities.
Improvements to businesses, beautification efforts and designs for a grocery store point to positive change on Vliet Street.
Shaun Brown has a lot of goals — travel more, buy property, get involved in transitional living — but she’s in no rush.
Hundreds of volunteers gathered at Harley-Davidson for the “Sound the Alarm, Save a a Life” campaign. The event was part of a national effort to install 100,000 free smoke alarms in 16 days.
The Urban Ecology Center, along with the Sierra Club-John Muir Chapter, hosted an Earth Day of Service in the Washington Park community to encourage environmental awareness.
Nekea Leon recently participated in a performance at Milwaukee City Hall where dancers portrayed stories of residents of Sherman Park. Leon lived there as a young child.
At two recent events to solicit community feedback that will inform recommendations on police reform made by the Milwaukee Collaborative Reform Initiative, residents said police officers must answer for their interactions with individuals.