Tobacco prevention network helps engage Milwaukee teen in political process

There were 367,227 voters from Milwaukee County during the fall 2014 general election. One of them was 18-year-old Malachi Caldwell, a member of the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Poverty Network (WTPPN) FACT Teen group. Caldwell, who cast his ballot at the Lovell Johnson Quality of Life Center, 1532 W. Atkinson Ave., first became engaged in […]

New MPS learning journey expands Junior Achievement Biztown program

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (JA) and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) are teaming up again this year, expanding the Learning Journey experience to include 5,000 MPS 5th-graders. The partnership, new for the 2014-2015 school year, allows MPS students to experience life as an adult in JA BizTown, housed at the JA Kohl’s Education Center. JA BizTown […]

Northwestern Mutual grants $225,000 to area nonprofits through Days of Sharing program

Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, is recognizing local area nonprofits with grants totaling $225,000 through its Days of Sharing program. Now in its seventh year, the Days of Sharing program provides employees with the opportunity to nominate a nonprofit organization in the Milwaukee area to receive funding from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “Our Days of […]

3,000+ donated clothing items will help students at 6 MPS high schools stay warm

Volunteers from MPS' Washington High School of Information Technology and Koss Corporation help with the sorting and processing of donations before items head to schools

More than 3,000 items of brand-new, adult-size donated clothing will help students at six MPS high schools stay warm this winter. NewThreads, a local nonprofit, is facilitating the donation from Harley-Davidson. The group provides new clothes to people in need thanks to manufacturer and retailer overstocks, lines from prior seasons and samples. The donations are […]

Ensure holiday gatherings are safe and poison free for kids

The holiday season is here, and it can be a joyous time for kids and adults. It’s also a time when decorating, entertaining and festivities can distract from child safety. Following are some poison-prevention safety tips to keep in mind when celebrating with family and friends this holiday season. When hosting holiday guests: Keep guests’ […]

Youth say holiday cheer does not mix with tobacco


The City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance’s FACT group of youth engaged in tobacco prevention, housed out of Neulife Community Development, visited Hayat Pharmacy on 1919 W North Ave. with cards thanking them for not selling tobacco. FACT youth urge holiday shoppers to consider which stores support the community by refusing to sell tobacco products. Tobacco […]

Civic Engagement Program Associate position open at Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Civic Engagement Program Associate For a century, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals, families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community, during their lifetimes and for future generations. Through the generosity of our donors, the Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in greater Milwaukee by strengthening […]

St. Marcus School acquires former Centro Educacional Aurora Weier Center

St. Marcus School announced today the official purchase of the former Centro Educacional Aurora Weier Center, which is located four blocks north of St. Marcus on Center Street between Hubbard and Richards Streets at 2669 N. Richards Street. St. Marcus opened its doors at the second site on September 2nd, 2014, through a lease arrangement […]

Milwaukee Public Theatre – The next 40 years

Milwaukee Public Theatre (MPT) has announced the addition of Ron Scot Fry as Associate Artistic Director and Susan Scot Fry as Managing Director to the MPTeam. In addition to their ongoing work with Optimist Theatre and Shakespeare in the Park, Ron and Susan are diving into MPT programming full steam. Ron’s creative talents and Susan’s organizational skills […]