‘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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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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Annual gathering honors legacy of accident victim ‘in spirit of fellowship’

Annual gathering honors legacy of accident victim ‘in spirit of fellowship’

June 25, 2014
The founder of the fourth annual Community Connections community event offers a model for turning a tragic accident into something positive.

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Curbing violence in Milwaukee will “take a village”

Curbing violence in Milwaukee will “take a village”

June 25, 2014
At a town meeting on gun violence, leaders and citizens agreed that community members have to take back their own neighborhoods.

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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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Teens share stories of gun violence at Our Next Generation

Teens share stories of gun violence at Our Next Generation

June 10, 2014
Our Next Generation and Serve2Unite hosted a teen-led summit to discuss how to decrease gun-related violence.

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New shelter offers women a chance to leave life on the streets

New shelter offers women a chance to leave life on the streets

May 7, 2014
Clare Community has opened a home for prostitutes and victims of sex trafficking while they transition to a new life.

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Washington Park residents meet to discuss solutions to prostitution problem

Washington Park residents meet to discuss solutions to prostitution problem

April 24, 2014
A recently expanded program in District 3 helps keep prostitutes off the street and on the road to a better life.

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Corner stores fill need for convenience, companionship

Corner stores fill need for convenience, companionship

April 23, 2014
Milwaukee’s hundreds of corner stores are microcosms of their neighborhoods.

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