The message of peace came through loud and clear at an anti-violence rally sponsored by Running Rebels that drew participants from throughout the city.
A survey of Safe & Sound participants in 21 Milwaukee neighborhoods confirmed that providing a ‘safe place’ for young people helps them stay out of gangs.
District 2 Community Liaison Officer Jesus Gloria is responsible not only for handling crisis situations and preventing crime, but also for visiting students, removing graffiti and connecting residents with community resources. It’s not an easy job.
While Milwaukee residents may associate blue lights with squad cars, crime scenes and violence, the CHILL blue light signals peace.
The Alma Center’s Wisdom Walk to Self-Mastery offers perpetrators of domestic violence a chance to heal the wounds of their own trauma and unlearn the lessons of violence-plagued childhoods.
Volunteers counted homeless people at shelters and under viaducts as part of Milwaukee’s “You Count” effort.
Milwaukee Public Schools and local community groups launched the “Saving Our Sons — I Will Not Die Young” campaign in an effort to help at-risk teens remain in school.
Washington Park Partners, Safe & Sound and the Milwaukee Police Department plan to use a three-year federal grant to bolster Washington Park’s crime-fighting and revitalization efforts.
The new director of the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative plans to focus on redeveloping abandoned and foreclosed properties and creating a new public safety initiative, among other projects designed to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.
Northcott Neighborhood House has provided preschool, youth, teen and adult recreational and educational programming since it was incorporated in 1962.