Members of inaugural Mobile Bike Hub class snag summer jobs

Members of inaugural Mobile Bike Hub class snag summer jobs

April 22, 2014
High school students spent the winter learning how to repair bikes to prepare them for a summer working with LBWN’s Mobile Bike Hub program.

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Black entrepreneurs grow businesses with help from Dream MKE

Black entrepreneurs grow businesses with help from Dream MKE

April 17, 2014
Dream MKE is fostering growth in minority small businesses through seed loans, financial consulting and an upcoming fellowship program.

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Applications for summer jobs through Earn & Learn now available

Applications for summer jobs through Earn & Learn now available

April 7, 2014
Applicants from 16- to 21-years of age will be given priority for Earn & Learn summer jobs.

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MATC truck driving program looks to fill large employee gap

MATC truck driving program looks to fill large employee gap

April 4, 2014
Milwaukee Area Technical College offers a truck driving program to thoroughly prepare students for a field with many job opportunities.

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United Methodist Children’s Services works to de-stigmatize poverty

United Methodist Children’s Services works to de-stigmatize poverty

March 27, 2014
MANDI nominee United Methodist Children’s Services finds its calling working with low-income families.

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City touts redevelopment prospects for Bronzeville cultural and entertainment district

City touts redevelopment prospects for Bronzeville cultural and entertainment district

March 17, 2014
Six proposals that emerged from a December brainstorming session on the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District have been unveiled by the city. Officials hope the process will spark renewed interest in Bronzeville among developers with the capacity to launch major projects.

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Renters move in to vacant properties through ‘Rent to Own Homes’ project

Renters move in to vacant properties through ‘Rent to Own Homes’ project

March 14, 2014
Nearly a dozen renters have moved into foreclosed homes that are part of the Rent to Own Homes program in the Layton Boulevard West neighborhood. The project is a finalist for a MANDI.

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Young professionals celebrate return of Gee’s Clippers to King Drive

Young professionals celebrate return of Gee’s Clippers to King Drive

March 6, 2014
The city’s first-ever “Made on King Drive” event marked the return of the Gee’s Clippers barbershop to the neighborhood, and provided networking opportunities for young professionals.

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UMOS job training program targets ex-offenders and homeless young adults

UMOS job training program targets ex-offenders and homeless young adults

March 3, 2014
UMOS is offering an employment and training program for low-income youth looking to gain job experience or a GED.

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New loan fund to provide growth capital for black entrepreneurs

New loan fund to provide growth capital for black entrepreneurs

February 26, 2014
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and African American Chamber of Commerce will soon kick off a new revolving loan fund to help provide capital to small businesses and boost black entrepreneurship.

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