Popular health fairs to provide free screenings, vaccinations, backpacks for schoolchildren

Popular health fairs to provide free screenings, vaccinations, backpacks for schoolchildren

July 29, 2014
Vaccinations, hearing and lead tests are among the free services that will be offered at the upcoming Milwaukee Health Department “Back-to-School Health Fairs” at North Division and Bradley Tech high schools.

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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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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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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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‘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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Organization donates books to combat “summer slide”

Organization donates books to combat “summer slide”

July 11, 2014
New Threads of Hope is donating more than 100,000 books to children in Milwaukee this year as part of its initiative to combat “summer slide,” the phenomenon of kids losing knowledge over the extended school break.

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Greater Together coalition unites to combat Milwaukee segregation

Greater Together coalition unites to combat Milwaukee segregation

July 11, 2014
The Greater Together coalition, a group of Milwaukee designers and activists, is working to combat segregation through an awareness campaign and innovation competition.

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