The top predictor of whether a teen will reoffend is whether or not he has a strong support system. The new Milwaukee County Accountability Program (MCAP) is designed to help teens and their parents or guardians build that system together.
Funders, state legislators and community leaders toured the Historic Martin Luther King Dr. commercial corridor and two others recently to view progress and discuss challenges.
The national convention of Strive, an education reform group, provided a forum for Milwaukee Succeeds Director Mike Soika and GE Healthcare volunteer Nata Abbott to discuss the group’s work with corporate partners during the past 15 months.
Community members gathered at Kilbourn Park to celebrate the Young Farmers organization and see the unveiling of the mural dedicated to the farming program.
After one full year as a merged school, Hopkins Lloyd Community School is showing promise, but has yet to prove itself academically.
Members of the 27th Street West Drug Free Coalition Youth Council recently took Mayor Tom Barrett and County Supervisor Russell Stamper on a walking tour of assets and liabilities in a section of Washington Park.
Milwaukee Public Theater and the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities will host the annual Tap the Potential event in October, featuring visual and performing artists with a range of physical and mental disabilities.
The Latin and Central American countries of El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrated their independence days last weekend. Mexicans, who make up the largest ethnic group in the state, celebrated with a parade and festival on the city’s south side.
African American teens participating in a new training program for young farmers will be selling produce at the Fondy Farmers Market each Saturday through Nov. 17. “Growing Food, Growing Jobs,” is a partnership of Fondy Food Center, Milwaukee County Cooperative Extension Youth Development Program, and Alice’s Garden.
Under sunny skies this past Saturday, 26 supporters and staff of Milwaukee-based Fondy Food Center gathered to plant and dedicate a new fruit orchard at Fondy’s 80-acre Port Washington farm. The fruit orchard – which consisted of 41 fruit trees (apple, pear, plum, apricot, and cherry) – was won on July 3, 2012 in a on-line, nationwide competition sponsored by Edy’s Fruit Bars Communities Take Root Program in collaboration with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF).