Several local organizations have started the Neighborhood Leadership Institute to help build the capacity and effectiveness of resident and non-profit leaders.
The recently formed Metcalfe Park Community Action Team came in second in a new Chicago-based contest, for its creative and temporary use of a vacant lot to draw positive attention to the North Side neighborhood.
The Night-Time Trick or Treat event put on by the Martin Drive Neighborhood Association has helped build community for 19 years.
The Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee and Interfaith Older Adult Programs teamed up for the 22nd annual Make a Difference Day. About 1,200 volunteers helped elderly Milwaukeeans prepare for winter.
Readjusting to life after war is still difficult for veterans over age 60. Dry Hootch’s peer support network gives veterans what they need most: each other.
Walnut Way, Alice’s Garden and Fondy Food Center played an important role in Milwaukee’s selection as a finalist in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge, a national competition to generate new ideas for addressing challenges facing cities.
The Día de Los Muertos parade through Walker’s Point boasted colorful costumes, stilt walkers, puppets, music, dancers and marchers carrying ofrendas (offerings) in memory of loved ones.
Top-tier child care centers in Milwaukee are subsidized by the state at below local market rates despite bumps from the recently implemented YoungStar ratings system, according to a new report. In addition, low YoungStar ratings and frozen pay rates are prompting some family child care centers in the central city to close.
The state Department of Children and Families cannot confirm an increase in the number of family day care centers closing in the last several months, but providers have told Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service that colleagues are shutting their doors.
A new ACLU of Wisconsin report argues that felons who have completed their prison term should be allowed to vote. African-Americans make up 39 percent of the disenfranchised population in Wisconsin.