A new training program in urban medicine offered by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health sent a medical student to the Bread of Healing Clinic in Lindsay Heights and another to the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center in Clarke Square last year. Now the two students have chosen to complete their three-year residencies in Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods.
Patrons are reacting well to the fresh fruits and vegetables and lower-fat dishes now provided three days a week at Agape Community Center.
As the winner of a business plan contest open to all restaurants and delis in Silver City, Thai Lotus Restaurant received a $2,000 grant to grow its food wholesale business.
After months of one-on-one interviews, focus groups, neighborhood meetings and data collection, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors is ready to finalize a strategic plan for the neighborhoods of Silver City, Layton Park and Burnham Park.
Volunteers descended on Roosevelt Creative Arts Middle School, 800 W. Walnut, recently to clean, paint and weed in advance of the first day of school. MPS staff, parents and local officials joined employees of GE Healthcare for the company’s 17th annual Community Service Day.
When Thrivent Financial for Lutherans was looking to make a significant investment in a local community in 2005, Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood was well positioned to take advantage of the opportunity.
Five decorative gateway markers, meant to introduce the city to the historic Clarke Square neighborhood, remain in a warehouse after the city of Milwaukee denied permits at three of the original planned locations. The city is continuing to work with the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative as it searches for new homes for the markers.
The Milwaukee Observatory, a public art installation created by students at Bay View High School, came to Mitchell Park this summer for the first time.
As summer winds down, volunteers at Alice’s Garden are beginning to reap what they sowed in the spring.
Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park residents and others who are interested in the future of these neighborhoods will gather June 8 to learn what topics will be addressed in the Layton Boulevard West Quality of Life Plan.