The Milwaukee County Board has approved a resolution calling on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, making it the first local unit of government in the country to support the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2012 (H.R. 6211).
Seven North Side mothers who make up Team Dun Did Dat are looking beyond their own personal challenges to assist area families. With help from hip-hop recording company Dun Did Dat, they organize activities to feed families and encourage kids to stay in school.
Students from Our Next Generation, local organizations and the neighborhood had a chance to explore 30 careers by talking with local volunteers.
Clyde Anderson, financial contributor for CNN, visited Walnut Way to share his ideas about creating wealth.
The Journey House Center for Youth and Family Athletics is running and open to the public. The state-of-the-art facility houses programming for the center, as well as for the adjoining Longfellow Elementary School.
Manager Julian Haliga, of the Felix Mantilla Baseball League, has coached youth baseball for more than a decade, but his team had never won a championship. Nor had any other coach in the 39-year history of the league. Now they are district champions.
Friends and neighbors gathered at Alice’s Garden to celebrate health and wellness in Lindsay Heights.
Music, dance and visual arts were all part of recent annual block party at the Wherehouse on the South Side.
Above the Clouds, a local arts education program, is expanding its curriculum to Journey House on the South Side. The program will have access to much-needed classroom space and a more diverse group of students thanks to the new partnership.
The International Learning Center at Neighborhood House is the latest group to install a Little Free Library, making it easy for students and neighbors to borrow books.