A new project organized by the Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures program at UW-Milwaukee will help Thurston Woods residents share their stories. Students will interview residents and archive community history.
Youth Rising Up, a group of Milwaukee teens and young adults, has joined a national protest against the Family Dollar store chain, which has begun selling tobacco products. The youth activists protested outside of the North Avenue store and then brought their concerns to City Hall.
Milwaukee high school students have collaborated with a local non-profit arts agency to design and present a museum-quality exhibition about the open housing marches of 1967-68.
The Journey House Center for Family Learning and Youth Athletics is now a reality. The striking new building will serve Journey House as well as H.W. Longfellow School.
An unscientific poll of central city residents conducted during the past weekend found that of those eligible to vote, 88 percent plan to go to the polls tomorrow.
The Martin Drive neighborhood recently opened two Little Free Libraries, a book exchange intended to help promote literacy.
The annual Bloom and Groom event, sponsored by the city and Lowe’s department store, brought hundreds of people together recently to beautify their neighborhoods.
More than three-quarters of licensed family day care centers in four central city ZIP codes received a YoungStar rating of two out of five stars, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service analysis. Many of these centers may be forced to close because providers can’t afford to move up the rating scale.
Journey House has begun its long-awaited move to a new home. Long split into three buildings located on different streets, the newly built Journey House Center for Family Learning and Youth Athletics will now house all the organization’s programs as well as administrative offices.
After months of preparation, Urban Underground youth recently presented their plans for improving health, public safety, education and juvenile justice in Milwaukee. The organization collaborated with other non-profits to hold a youth summit at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.