Hundreds of community members joined with business owners to mark the opening of the Sherman Phoenix, a commercial center for small businesses that co-developers JoAnne Johnson-Sabir and Juli Kaufmann hope will set an example for the rest of the city.
After opening a pop-up shop in Harambee through Pop-Up MKE, four black women business owners have obtained a month-to-month lease for the space and created a collective where black and brown entrepreneurs can collaborate.
Studies show that African-American and Latino students have a hard time picturing themselves going to college. The City of Milwaukee and United Way have partnered to create Children’s Savings Accounts, an initiative geared toward higher education.
The owner of an organic bakery won a cash prize and mentorship opportunities as the first-place winner in the recent Rev-Up MKE competition sponsored by Near West Side Partners.
Development experts discussed ideas that would allow central city residents of historically disinvested communities to share in improvements, rather than be displaced.
The 10-year Zilber Neighborhood Initiative ended this summer and Lindsay Heights leaders say most of the plan’s goals have been met or are on the way to completion.
A dozen budding business owners who attended the recent “Blueprint Bootcamp” hosted by Young Enterprising Society were selected as finalists in a competition geared toward entrepreneurs of color.
Mike Hodges and Angela Kingsawan, two business owners in the third round of the Pop-Up MKE program, hope to give back to the community through their new opportunities.
With about two months until opening day, Sherman Phoenix developers JoAnne Johnson-Sabir and Juli Kaufmann take pride in the mentorships formed with tenants and the opportunities for residents to invest.
The city Department of Neighborhood Services, SaintA and other Milwaukee organizations recently hosted a youth job fair in Clarke Square.