The Social Development Commission (SDC) has launched its first microenterprise class of refugees aspiring to become childcare business owners and operators. SDC’s Refugee Childcare Microenterprise Development Project trains participants in business operations, financial literacy, and childcare practices. “Training entrepreneurs to obtain a State of Wisconsin Family Child Care License and open more home-based childcare centers […]
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Mayor Tom Barrett opened Dare to Dream, a temporary public art exhibit on May 11, 2013 at the Dominican Center for Women, Inc. (DCW) located at 2470 W. Locust Street. The City of Milwaukee Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC) is the sponsor of this exhibit, in partnership with DCW and the Goldin Center, 2320 W. […]
Pearls for Teen Girls, an organization that encourages self-development, is seeking a full-time Director of Development. In collaboration with Chief Executive Officer and the Board, the Director of Development oversees the strategic and day-to-day fundraising production for PEARLS. 80% of the operating budget is a direct result of philanthropy and federal grants. The position will […]
It will be here before you know it. Enrollment in the Affordable Healthcare Act begins October 1, 2013 with benefits starting January 1, 2014 but there is some confusion about how it will affect residents. Information sessions will shed light on the new healthcare program at the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) 7th Annual Spring Job […]
As part of its new Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI), which seeks to not only construct new homes, but also positively impact entire neighborhoods, more than 100 volunteers today launched Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s May Blitz Build week—the first new home construction project of the year. For the second year in a row, the Brewers Community […]
Semi-professional or professional musicians living in Clark Square or Layton Blvd are invited to a meeting on Wed., May 15th at 8:00 pm at Ascension Lutheran Church on Layton Blvd to talk about a new musical venture. If interested, contact Brett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-232-3866.
About Playworks: For more than 16 years, Playworks has leveraged the power of play at recess and throughout the school day to accelerate children’s learning and improve school climate. In partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AmeriCorps, Playworks currently serves more than 300 schools in 22 cities across the country, reaching 120,000 children […]
Launched at the 2012 Milwaukee Film Festival, the Dear MKE film series embraces everything that makes life good here. Four films highlighting Milwaukee have been released to critical acclaim and have received more than 60,000 views on YouTube. Now the concepts of four lucky winners crowd-sourced from a contest held last fall are in development […]
World No Tobacco Day is May 31st – a day when the world unites to combat the destructive force of tobacco-related disease. Tobacco kills nearly 7,000 Wisconsinites a year, which means tobacco companies must addict that many new customers a year just to maintain their business. They also know that if they can hook kids […]
College Possible students are joining with others across the nation to celebrate Global Youth Service Day, the largest service event in the nation and the only service project dedicated to getting youth involved in their communities. Projects included cleaning riverbanks with Milwaukee Riverkeeper, cleaning up a local YMCA, and partnering with Hunger Task Force to […]