Schools throughout the nation employ successful programs to promote healthy eating in children, and summer camps are now increasingly considered as holding promise for similar initiatives. However, there is a gap in our understanding of the current status of healthy nutrition in summer camps and potential summer camp nutrition interventions that might help curb childhood […]
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The Johnston Center, a collaboration of Mercy Housing and Hope House, has been open for almost one year. This building, formerly a clinic, offers 92 single occupancy units for the chronically homeless and disabled. The building features common spaces, a computer lab, and an exercise room. But what makes the housing “supportive” is the case management provided by Hope House staff.
As part of the Alice’s Garden program, Fieldhands and Foodways, Brown Street Academy 4th & 5th grade students come to the garden each Thursday morning. This past Thursday, they visited the Kenosha Civil War Museum. Fieldhands and Foodways is an agricultural, historical and cultural-based learning opportunity for young people and community families to celebrate the farming, […]
President Obama has released the administration’s 2011 National Drug Control Strategy, which features Milwaukee’s Safe & Sound program, a partnership between law enforcement agencies, local residents and young people to prevent youth gang activity, crime and drug use.
Agape Community Center is working to provide healthier food for the families who participate in its community meal program.
On Saturday, July 30 from 10:30am-1:00pm, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors will host a free, guided bus tour of homes for sale in the Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park neighborhoods of Milwaukee’s near South Side. The tour will begin in Room 203 of the Sacred Heart Center at 1545 S. Layton Blvd. (entrance at […]
As part of the Milwaukee Wave of Hope Grant from the Zilber Family Foundation, seven Journey House Youth Soccer League participants got the chance to attend the 2011 Milwaukee Wave Summer Soccer Camp in Wauwatosa’s Hawthorne Park.
The Johnsons Park Neighborhood Association (JPNA) gave away assorted plants to area residents to kick off the gardening season.
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN) offered free family portraits taken by professional photographers for local residents in early June, the second phase of “The Amplifier,” a public art event that started in mid-May.
Menomonee Valley Passage, a pedestrian bridge at 37th and Pierce Streets on the north edge of Layton Boulevard West, is among the 22 citywide winners of the 2011 Mayor’s Design Awards, presented by Mayor Tom Barrett. The passage won for better connecting many residents to the Menomonee Valley, creating a trailhead for an extension to […]