The popularity of Layton Boulevard West Neighbors’ Most Improved Porch contest led two other communities to sponsor similar contests this summer. Winners will be announced Nov. 22.
More than 300 low-income students are spending Saturday mornings practicing for the ACT test, as part of their participation in College Possible.
Milwaukee Public School (MPS) budget cuts over the years have led to the elimination of many full-time art teacher positions. In response, MPS and local organizations created a program to fill the void, allowing thousands of Milwaukee youth to participate in innovative community-based programs.
Elementary school children from four Milwaukee Public Schools enjoyed a day of art, reading and more with volunteers from Milwaukee-area Target stores. The project was initiated by the Zilber Family Foundation.
Teens and seniors are learning to cook healthy “soul food” at a pilot African Heritage and Health cooking class at the COA Goldin Center.
Journey House, an organization focused on education and neighborhood revitalization, is expanding its services to include a music program for young people.
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. celebrated its 12th annual Harvest Day Festival with a parade, music, face painting and more.
Hundreds of people from nine neighborhood centers walked, listened to music and enjoyed a healthy meal and the annual wellness walk sponsored by UNCOM’s Milwaukee Childhood Obesity Prevention Project.
Five Little Free Libraries are being installed in Lindsay Heights with the goal of fostering literacy and creating community.
For the past year, male juveniles from Milwaukee County sentenced to incarceration were sent four hours north to the Copper Lake and Lincoln Hills schools in Irma, Wis. Recent changes approved by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will keep some high-risk young offenders in the county, saving taxpayers money and enabling the young men to remain closer to their families and rehabilitative resources.