As Milwaukee’s Hispanic population grows, so does the need for qualified Spanish-speaking interpreters. Trained medical interpreters contribute to better diagnosis and care for non-English speakers.
Residents of Metcalfe Park teamed up with Safe & Sound and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to host a movie night that drew more than 100 residents.
Youth, adults and community leaders marched from Sherman Park to Washington Park in Milwaukee Public Theatre’s All City Parade and then stayed for the 10th annual Summer of Peace Rally.
Seven North Side mothers who make up Team Dun Did Dat are looking beyond their own personal challenges to assist area families. With help from hip-hop recording company Dun Did Dat, they organize activities to feed families and encourage kids to stay in school.
The Journey House Center for Youth and Family Athletics is running and open to the public. The state-of-the-art facility houses programming for the center, as well as for the adjoining Longfellow Elementary School.
Manager Julian Haliga, of the Felix Mantilla Baseball League, has coached youth baseball for more than a decade, but his team had never won a championship. Nor had any other coach in the 39-year history of the league. Now they are district champions.
Above the Clouds, a local arts education program, is expanding its curriculum to Journey House on the South Side. The program will have access to much-needed classroom space and a more diverse group of students thanks to the new partnership.
The International Learning Center at Neighborhood House is the latest group to install a Little Free Library, making it easy for students and neighbors to borrow books.
A new study of census data shows that the percentage of Hispanics in Milwaukee County nearly doubled between 1990 and 2010.
The Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition and the River Revitalization Foundation are set to restore one mile of a 13-mile trail shared by hikers, bikers and anglers along the Milwaukee River.