Earlier this month, holiday wreaths, decked out in lights and decorations, were hung along Lisbon Avenue in Washington Park for the first time in more than a decade.
Milwaukee County officials hope the new Bakari Center, a residential treatment facility for justice-involved youth at 32nd and Hampton, will successfully transition youth back into the community and offer a model for future secure facilities.
The Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods of Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park were at a tipping point in 2011, when they were selected to participate in the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative. Since then, they have moved in a positive direction.
Community members came together to share stories about Milwaukee’s civil rights history at the finale of the MKE Monumental series. Participants also created memes to connect the city’s past and present.
Voces de la Frontera is advocating for state legislation that would make roads safer, keep families together by avoiding threats of deportation and improve police-community relations.
For 160 years, the YMCA has touched tens of thousands of individuals in the Milwaukee area. Now, the organization is pledging to work with other nonprofit organizations to reach even more people in the future.
Speakers at a recent UWM panel, “Immigration and the City in the Trump Era,” urged community members to be more informed about the implications of immigration policies under the current administration.
Jarrett English, a senior organizer at ACLU of Wisconsin who grew up on Milwaukee’s North Side, looks to continue building ties with local police after the historic “stop and frisk” court victory.
More than 2,330 people have graduated from “Make Your Money Talk,” a financial education program geared toward residents of the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, since it began in 2004.
At the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary, individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness can receive food, furniture and clothing at no cost and with no questions asked. Sister MacCanon Brown works to help them understand that they have worth and dignity.