An innovative program at COA Goldin Center started last summer to teach teens gardening and entrepreneurship skills yielded camaraderie and cash for participants. This summer, it expanded to four additional locations.
Hundreds of people started the process to get revoked or suspended driver’s licenses reinstated at a recent event sponsored by the Center for Driver’s License Recovery and Employability along with other nonprofit and government entities.
Timothy Terry, a Journey House board member, has been named one of The Network Journal’s 40-under-Forty Achievement Award winners. The Network Journal is a print and online publication focusing on black professionals and business owners.
Those who missed the giant puppets and other float decorations created for the Summer of Peace All-City People’s Parade will be able to see them at the Labor Day Parade on Sept. 3. The art objects were displayed at City Hall in August.
Though not quite the Dream Act, a presidential order has given eligible undocumented immigrants the opportunity to work and attend school legally in the United States. Organizers estimated that more than 1,000 local residents showed up at a recent application drive for the new “deferred action” immigration policy.
A free concert returned to Johnsons Park after five years, with rave reviews from residents.
Brown Street Academy in Lindsay Heights won a $25,000 grant from Target as part of its national Give with Target campaign.
The hot, dry summer posed extra challenges for gardeners this year and Walnut Way recently addressed those in a special seminar.
Organizations like LISC and LBWN are trying to keep the Main Street model alive in Milwaukee’s commercial corridors. LISC has formed an affinity group to give stakeholders in the business community a chance to come together.
The MPS Arts Internship Program gave 58 area high school students the chance to work at an arts organization during the summer.