When Charles Brown, director of youth programs for Journey House, started a youth football program six years ago, he envisioned an activity that would keep youth between the ages of 6 and 14 off the streets and teach them life and character development skills. A few weeks ago, the Journey House Packers took to the practice field as the reigning division champions.
Agape Community Center is working to provide healthier food for the families who participate in its community meal program.
Volunteer program exposes women to the world of building construction, while adding needed housing in Lindsay Heights.
Volunteers are growing fresh fruits and vegetables at Alice’s Garden as part of a new initiative to increase availability of fresh produce at corner stores in Lindsay Heights.
Members of the Wisconsin Latino/Hispanic Tobacco Prevention Network gathered June 5 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the state’s ban on smoking. Wisconsin is one of 27 states that have banned smoking in enclosed public spaces.
Solar energy is starting to shine a little more brightly in Lindsay Heights. Four organizations in the neighborhood have installed solar-energy systems in the last two years: LaVarnway Boys & Girls Club, Shalom High School, Cross Lutheran Church and Prince Hall apartments.
We Energies’ multifamily incentive program aims to conserve both money and energy by installing energy-efficient products and providing other services at no cost to owners of multifamily buildings.
The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County recently kicked off its annual “Feed the Kids” Summer Mobile Lunch program, drawing volunteers to Red Arrow Park to make sandwiches and pack lunches for this summer’s 10-week campaign. The program, which runs from June 20 to Aug. 18, provides lunches to children throughout Milwaukee who otherwise might not have access to nutritious meals.
Walker Square Farmers Market is now open for the 2011 season at Walker Square Park (1031 S. 9th St.).
Early risers can get some exercise and help restore the Menomonee Valley by participating in yoga classes every Wednesday in June.