The federal Secure Communities program was created to protect communities by identifying and deporting immigrants who have broken criminal laws. However, one-third of those deported from Milwaukee County had no criminal record.
The last time Hector Arenas had any contact with law enforcement officials was when he was 22. Fifteen years later, he was removed from his home by immigration officers and deported to Mexico, leaving behind five children and their mother.
Eugene Kotowski has participated in Fourth of July parades for 70 years, starting a tradition that continues with his nieces, nephews, children and grandchildren.
Only weeks after beginning a project to collect stories and historical data in Thurston Woods, a group of UW-Milwaukee students participating in a summer field school already feel a strong personal connection to the community.
Shoppers, farmers and community members celebrated summer at the 2012 Fondy Farmers Market season kick-off. The event featured live entertainment, a BBQ contest and plenty of fresh produce from local farmers.
After initial ups and downs, the Walker Square Farmers’ Market is once again up and running, providing neighborhood residents with healthy and affordable produce options.
Fresh flowers and produce returned to the Washington Park Senior Center with the opening of the Farmers Market.
A revived block club in the Borchert Field neighborhood is building better relationships with police and city officials, and improving communication between neighbors.
Lindsay Heights community members recently gathered for the semi-annual “Report to Community,” which focused on services and resources for youth and families.
Youth groups with a great idea how to make Milwaukee a better place are invited to apply for a $5,000 grant from Lead2Change, Inc. Two grants for community service projects will be awarded under the new “DreamBig” grant program.