The MetLife Foundation and LISC recognized three community organizations for their work with police to reduce crime. This is the first time three groups from the same city received the national award.
ShotSpotter sensors quickly alert police to gunfire in neighborhoods.
Clean Slate Milwaukee provides expungement services for young adults between the ages of 17-25 who have non-violent felony or misdemeanor convictions.
New legislation is anticipated this week that would require police officers to wear body cameras while working in the community.
Local citizens and organizations are calling for justice in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo. A demonstration is planned for Friday at Red Arrow Park, where an African American man was shot to death by a police officer in April.
More than 50 city residents listened as one after another described their personal connection to gun violence and shared thoughts on how to stop it.
At a town meeting on gun violence, leaders and citizens agreed that community members have to take back their own neighborhoods.
In some city neighborhoods, kids play indoors because parents fear for their safety. But places such as the Urban Ecology Centers are providing safe havens for outdoor play and creating safer neighborhoods in the process.
Clare Community has opened a home for prostitutes and victims of sex trafficking while they transition to a new life.
Milwaukee’s hundreds of corner stores are microcosms of their neighborhoods.