For 16 years, Sammie Lou Krieger has volunteered at Our Next Generation, a community-based nonprofit that offers after-school, academic and enrichment programs. For the last six years, she has worked with the same student and said she hopes to continue doing so for years to come.
Hundreds of youth and neighborhood activists were recently invited to a showing of “The Interrupters,” a documentary film about a group that works in the streets of Chicago to stop violence as it occurs.
Since Select Milwaukee was established in 1991, it has provided homeownership education and foreclosure prevention in city neighborhoods. The nonprofit organization, which has served about 2,000 Milwaukee residents, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with partners, clients and staff.
Only about half of Clarke Square residents filled out their 2010 census forms, information that the federal government uses for multiple purposes including allocating funds to communities. As a result, the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative is taking its own census.
A group of faith-based organizations gave about 500 families in the Layton Boulevard West neighborhood something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving day: boxes filled with food.
Public safety was a hot topic as community members met recently to hear updates on the Quality of Life plan goals in Lindsay Heights, including the announcement of a $5,000 grant to improve safety.
Potential buyers and rehabbers got a tour of foreclosed properties available in Layton Boulevard West.
Aldermen from the 12th and 14th districts have agreed to change parking restrictions that prevent residents on South 6th, 11th and 16th streets from parking near their homes in the winter.
Milwaukee community development professionals who attended a recent conference in Detroit courtesy of local foundations returned with new enthusiasm and resolve.
Admission Possible, an organization that helps low-income students gain admission and succeed in their college careers, recently welcomed a new executive director and soon will have a new name.