Community organizations have begun a campaign to stop the violence in the city of Milwaukee. Saturday’s walk across the James E. Groppi Unity Bridge kicked off the yearlong campaign.
Express Yourself Milwaukee partners with the Milwaukee County Accountability Program (MCAP) to provide juvenile delinquents with an opportunity to explore the arts.
Clean Slate Milwaukee helps people who committed nonviolent crimes in their youth clear their public record so they can get jobs, driver’s licenses, parental rights and more.
Shooting victims tell their personal stories of violence and survival and work with community members to find solutions.
Local leaders envision the “I Pledge Milwaukee” initiative as a vehicle to help residents channel their resources and abilities to help improve the city.
Milwaukee Fire Department Captain Chris Schutte, who has taken part in 31 rescue missions as director of the Dive Rescue team, says there’s no other job that he’d rather do.
Marine Corps reservist and District 2 police officer Juan López patrols the South Side on foot or bicycle, giving citizens and business owners a sense of safety.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods during the past year. In the first of a three-part series, Reporter Andrea Waxman explains why her story about the “Wisdom Walk” program at the Alma Center is her favorite of 2013. It was originally published on Feb. 18.
A former Texas prison warden started a scholarship fund for inmates’ children in hopes that it will help stop a cycle of incarceration.
Health agencies citywide recently hosted an all-day summit to bring youth and community leaders together to strategize about preventing gun violence.