Compete Milwaukee, a Transform Milwaukee Jobs program, is seeking to provide transitional opportunities for individuals who face the greatest barriers to employment. But, for many interested individuals, narrow eligibility requirements are a barrier to participation.
After the first year of administering the reconstructed GED, Milwaukee educators and students are changing their approach in order to pass the exam.
A large and boisterous group of community members packed a cafeteria at Journey House recently to voice their concerns about the streetcar project.
Working to find new workshop space for more than six months after being forced out of North Division High School, One Hope Made Strong, which teaches construction industry skilled trades to low-income adults, has found a home at the Barack Obama School.
New investments from the Kresge Foundation and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation validate Riverworks’ success in neighborhood revitalization and provide momentum going forward.
A yearlong series of articles addressed how programs created by the “war on poverty” are playing out in Milwaukee half a century later. It also put a face on poverty through the stories of people who struggle every day just to get by.
Business owners hope the recently developed South 13th Street and West Oklahoma Avenue Business Improvement District will spur entrepreneurship in the neighborhood.
A Small Business Administration program helps owners expand their businesses and pursue federal government contracts.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods during 2014. NNS reporter Brendan O’Brien explains why the story republished here is the favorite of those he wrote this year.
A daylong meeting brought city planners and community stakeholders together to develop revitalization projects for Silver City and Clarke Square.