During their first week of commuting after the elimination of Route 18, some South Siders interviewed by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service along National Avenue were upset by the changes. Others said the bus lines that replaced Route 18 make their commute faster.
COA’S HIPPY program provides extra support to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten. HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is a national program that encourages parental involvement and works to strengthen family relationships.
Young artists from COA Riverwest Center recently displayed their work at the center gallery at 631 E. Center St.
“Music Under Glass,” the weekly November through March live concert at the Mitchell Park Domes, recently featured music of “The King” as well as an Elvis costume contest and a light show.
Poet and café owner Simon Warren is expected to attract an artistic crowd to Lindsay Heights with the opening of his new business, Sweet Black Coffee.
Tanicha Suggs, a mother of eight, has settled into her new home in the Harambee neighborhood, where she moved in December. The house is one of five on the block built by Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity.
About 225 children participate in COA Youth & Family Centers free meal program daily. The program ensures that children from low-income households receive nutritious meals throughout the day in a safe environment.
Select Milwaukee and Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) joined forces to initiate a loan fund to stabilize homeownership in Milwaukee neighborhoods. The loan fund would assist local homebuyers with home improvement loans, mortgages and repair costs.
With the help of a $200,000 two-year grant, the Lindsay Heights Health Alliance and its partners are working to improve access to healthy food by making it available at “corner stores” in the neighborhood.
Stephanie Williams and her youngest daughter go to school together at the Next Door Foundation in the Metcalfe Park neighborhood. Williams attends GED classes while her daughter participates in the Early Head Start program.