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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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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Diverse music brings together diverse audience at Silver City concert series

Diverse music brings together diverse audience at Silver City concert series

July 14, 2014
Free summer concerts and art projects in Silver City offer families an opportunity to enjoy summer with their neighbors.

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Metcalfe Park hires new coordinator for capacity-building program

Metcalfe Park hires new coordinator for capacity-building program

July 12, 2014
Community activist Leilani Lopez has started work in Metcalfe Park as co-coordinator for the federal Building Neighborhood Capacity Program.

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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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Teenage entrepreneurs sell water bottles to thirsty motorists

Teenage entrepreneurs sell water bottles to thirsty motorists

July 10, 2014
Otis Lynn, 14, and his friends sell bottled water to passersby on the corner of Hadley and 35th streets in the Sherman Park neighborhood.

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Activist says ‘we got this’ when it comes to keeping black youth busy and safe

Activist says ‘we got this’ when it comes to keeping black youth busy and safe

June 30, 2014
Borchert Field resident Andre Lee Ellis has taken anti-violence efforts into his own hands, paying young black men to clean up their neighborhood for several hours each weekend.

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Young African immigrant finds his place in Milwaukee by helping others

Young African immigrant finds his place in Milwaukee by helping others

June 23, 2014
Guy Chinang, a 15-year-old immigrant from Cameroon, is giving back to his adopted country by volunteering at the Pan-African Community Association.

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Short notice on bridge repair riles owners of popular bakery

Short notice on bridge repair riles owners of popular bakery

June 20, 2014
The owners of Amaranth bakery, in the Washington Park neighborhood, fear their business will be hurt over the next few months by a $1.9 million project to replace the West Lisbon Avenue Bridge.

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