PEARLS for Teen Girls’ 10,000 Girls Initiative will extend the organization’s programming, broadening its reach to the neediest populations while increasing the cultural diversity of girls served.
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.
Fondy Food Center is still in the running to win an organic fruit orchard valued at $5,000. Fondy is in fourth place in the second round of competition, which ends July 2. The top four vote-getters will be awarded orchards.
Volunteers installed nearly 300 raised-bed gardens throughout Milwaukee recently in Victory Garden Initiative’s fourth annual “blitz.”
The “2012 Wellness Expo,” at Potawatomi Bingo Casino offered Menomonee Valley employees an opportunity to learn about health and wellness services.
Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club members joined anti-smoking groups on March 21 to urge their peers to quit smoking. They hung colorful T-shirts bearing anti-tobacco messages on clotheslines in front of the club at 43rd and Burleigh streets to attract the attention of rush hour commuters.
The cancer support organization Gilda’s Club lost its Shorewood building in a flood 1-1/2 years ago, so the group decided to take its services into the neighborhoods. The club is confident that “if you build it, they will come.”
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.
With the completion date set for June 2012, ground was broken for the Mitchell Street Market Lofts on Oct. 6. The complex, to be built on the corner of W. Mitchell St. and S. Muskego Ave., will feature two-bedroom apartments and a year-round farmers market, which will replace the current market.
Despite temperatures hovering near the 80-degree mark, neighborhood residents had wintry conditions in mind recently as “Weatherization Fair 2011” took place at Clarke Square Park.