Guest House welcomes Brewers-funded rainwater pavilion

Guest House welcomes Brewers-funded rainwater pavilion

July 28, 2014
Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks and the Brewers Community Foundation donated a rainwater pavilion in the gardens across the street from Guest House, which houses formerly homeless men.

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Neighbors unite to make Clarke Square cleaner, friendlier place

Neighbors unite to make Clarke Square cleaner, friendlier place

July 25, 2014
Clarke Square residents and volunteers helped clean up the neighborhood on the third annual Serve Your City Day.

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Team Alma bikes 418 miles in Iowa to raise awareness about domestic violence

Team Alma bikes 418 miles in Iowa to raise awareness about domestic violence

July 24, 2014
A teenager and several ex-convicts, are among the volunteers participating in RAGBRAI, a seven-day bicycle ride through Iowa to raise money for the Alma Center.

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Grant winners provide rides for Lindsay Heights youngsters

Grant winners provide rides for Lindsay Heights youngsters

July 23, 2014
Sixty children received free bicycles, helmets and classes, thanks to the winners of last year’s DreamBig! competition.

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Kids, parents pass on parks, playgrounds in favor of street hoops

Kids, parents pass on parks, playgrounds in favor of street hoops

July 22, 2014
Makeshift basketball hoops and courts in the middle of city streets allow parents to keep a watchful eye on their children.

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Developers turn historic Harambee building into affordable housing

Developers turn historic Harambee building into affordable housing

July 21, 2014
Architectural development company Utopia 136 will open its second multi-family building in Harambee on Aug. 1.

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Housing authority marks two decades of homeownership program

Housing authority marks two decades of homeownership program

July 18, 2014
Since its founding 20 years ago, the city housing authority’s homeownership program has helped about 470 families living in public housing to purchase homes.

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Canvassers urge residents to vote in 53206, ‘ground zero’ for black incarceration

Canvassers urge residents to vote in 53206, ‘ground zero’ for black incarceration

July 17, 2014
MICAH volunteers are canvassing residents of the 53206 ZIP code on the North Side to encourage voter registration and gather opinions about prison reform.

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Public art installation explores sights and sounds of Mitchell Street

Public art installation explores sights and sounds of Mitchell Street

July 16, 2014
“Listening to Mitchell,” a seven-block art installation that features visual art and audio storytelling, runs through Aug. 10.

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‘The shooters are killing people who look like themselves’

‘The shooters are killing people who look like themselves’

July 15, 2014
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.

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