Community members march across bridge to stop violence

Community members march across bridge to stop violence

April 16, 2014
Community organizations have begun a campaign to stop the violence in the city of Milwaukee. Saturday’s walk across the James E. Groppi Unity Bridge kicked off the yearlong campaign.

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Arts organization fosters personal growth for juvenile delinquents

Arts organization fosters personal growth for juvenile delinquents

April 11, 2014
Express Yourself Milwaukee partners with the Milwaukee County Accountability Program (MCAP) to provide juvenile delinquents with an opportunity to explore the arts.

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Clean Slate Milwaukee offers nonviolent criminals a second chance

Clean Slate Milwaukee offers nonviolent criminals a second chance

March 31, 2014
Clean Slate Milwaukee helps people who committed nonviolent crimes in their youth clear their public record so they can get jobs, driver’s licenses, parental rights and more.

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Summit educates teens on realities of gun violence

Summit educates teens on realities of gun violence

March 5, 2014
Shooting victims tell their personal stories of violence and survival and work with community members to find solutions.

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Local leaders seek signed pledges from community members to get involved

Local leaders seek signed pledges from community members to get involved

February 25, 2014
Local leaders envision the “I Pledge Milwaukee” initiative as a vehicle to help residents channel their resources and abilities to help improve the city.

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Director of Dive Rescue team lives out childhood dream

Director of Dive Rescue team lives out childhood dream

January 15, 2014
Milwaukee Fire Department Captain Chris Schutte, who has taken part in 31 rescue missions as director of the Dive Rescue team, says there’s no other job that he’d rather do.

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Military experience helps police officer on bike patrol ‘be ready for anything’

Military experience helps police officer on bike patrol ‘be ready for anything’

January 7, 2014
Marine Corps reservist and District 2 police officer Juan López patrols the South Side on foot or bicycle, giving citizens and business owners a sense of safety.

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Favorite of 2013: ‘Wisdom Walk’ leads away from violence, toward change

Favorite of 2013: ‘Wisdom Walk’ leads away from violence, toward change

December 30, 2013
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods during the past year. In the first of a three-part series, Reporter Andrea Waxman explains why her story about the “Wisdom Walk” program at the Alma Center is her favorite of 2013. It was originally published on Feb. 18.

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New program awards scholarships to Milwaukee inmates’ children

New program awards scholarships to Milwaukee inmates’ children

December 6, 2013
A former Texas prison warden started a scholarship fund for inmates’ children in hopes that it will help stop a cycle of incarceration.

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Summit sheds light on youth perceptions of gun violence

Summit sheds light on youth perceptions of gun violence

November 29, 2013
Health agencies citywide recently hosted an all-day summit to bring youth and community leaders together to strategize about preventing gun violence.

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