The Artists Working in Education (AWE) mobile art program is sending four vans stocked with projects and art supplies to neighborhood parks and playgrounds every day for one to two weeks. Children are invited to capture their creativity through painting, sculpture, fabric arts, recyclables, wearable art and more.
Brown Street Academy principal Ava Morris wanted her students to have a variety of experiences that they might not otherwise have access to. The school lost its part-time art teacher in 2009, so when Morris heard about Arts@Large from a colleague, she jumped at the opportunity. The organization pairs diverse visual, literary, performing and multimedia artist educators with students for a three-year period.
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.
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.
Michelle Crockett started volunteering as a child, and has been doing so ever since. The vice president of community affairs at Genesis Behavioral Health Services, Inc., Crockett has served on the board of directors of numerous nonprofit organizations in Milwaukee.