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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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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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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Autistic children take center stage at theater camp

Autistic children take center stage at theater camp

July 8, 2014
SuperStars Summer Arts Camp brings out talent and social skills of children on the autism spectrum through drama, art and dance.

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Housing Authority recognizes academic success of students in Education Initiative

Housing Authority recognizes academic success of students in Education Initiative

July 3, 2014
Students and families in the Education Initiative were honored for their academic achievement during the past school year.

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Urban Underground building to be renovated and ‘gifted’

Urban Underground building to be renovated and ‘gifted’

July 2, 2014
Urban Underground, a youth leadership development organization, has launched a major renovation as it prepares to take ownership of its building at 4850 W. Fond du Lac. Ave.

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Acelero offers full-day preschool, personal attention to at-risk kids

Acelero offers full-day preschool, personal attention to at-risk kids

June 27, 2014
A new Head Start program, Acelero Learning, arrived in Milwaukee in June 2013 and offers a full-day, year-round preschool for children from low-income families.

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MPS students to experience the history of Freedom Summer firsthand

MPS students to experience the history of Freedom Summer firsthand

June 21, 2014
MPS students are taking to the road this summer to learn more about voting and civil rights. They’ll travel to Alabama, Tennessee and Jackson, Miss., to attend the Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference Day.

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Urban Ecology Center branches provide safe options for outdoor play

Urban Ecology Center branches provide safe options for outdoor play

June 17, 2014
In some city neighborhoods, kids play indoors because parents fear for their safety. But places such as the Urban Ecology Centers are providing safe havens for outdoor play and creating safer neighborhoods in the process.

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Milwaukee teens traumatized by violence find their voice in new documentary

Milwaukee teens traumatized by violence find their voice in new documentary

June 10, 2014
The premiere of a documentary focusing on how violence affects local teens drew an audience of about 1,000 people to the Oriental Theatre.

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