St. Joan Antida High School becomes first of its kind in the state

St. Joan Antida High School has been authorized as Milwaukee’s newest International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, becoming the first girls-only high school to offer the prestigious IB Diploma program in Wisconsin. It is only one of 12 such schools in the United States. The authorization is a culmination of a three-year, in-depth analysis of the […]

MPD stops too often undermine community trust, ACLU survey finds

Today, the ACLU of Wisconsin released survey results of over 800 Milwaukee residents’ attitudes about police, which demonstrate that Milwaukeeans are less likely to trust or seek help from police officers if they have had contact with police. This finding is especially true in the six zip codes (53212, 53206, 53208, 53213, 53218, and 53216) […]

Alma Center receives the prestigious 2014 Celebrating Solutions Award for innovative domestic violence prevention efforts

The Alma Center believes that to create true safety for victims and children in violent homes, and to break the cycle of violence—the abuser must change.  The agency provides pioneering trauma-informed healing, education, supportive services and a positive peer community to promote lifestyle transformation for abusive men ( The Alma Center’s innovative approach has been […]

College Possible Milwaukee gives back on MLK Day

On Monday, January 19, College Possible Milwaukee participated in one of the nation’s largest day of community service, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  MLK Day is an opportunity for College Possible AmeriCorps members and staff to give back to the community that supports the College Possible program. This year, all 38 College Possible Milwaukee AmeriCorps […]

Diverse and Resilient announces leadership awards

Diverse and Resilient has selected eight leaders as recipients of the 2014 LGBT Leadership Awards. The awardees are individuals and organizations who have demonstrated leadership in improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the state of Wisconsin. Leonard Sobczak has been awarded the Bayard Rustin Leadership Award in recognition […]

Senator Harris Dodd announces “Unite Milwaukee” anti-violence summit

State Senator Nikiya Harris Dodd (D-Milwaukee) today announced that invitations are open to the public for the first-ever “Unite Milwaukee” summit, a summit to connect Milwaukee community members to the resources they need to help prevent violence in their neighborhoods.  The day-long summit will be held on March 14, 2015 and will provide participants with […]

Escuela Verde hiring two positions for next school year

Escuela Verde is currently hiring for the 2015-2016 school year. If you are interested in a current opening, please apply using our employee application. Vision and Mission Escuela Verde embraces hope for a more sustainable and just community. We live our vision through: • Graduating high school students prepared for post-secondary options; • Providing advisors who […]

Business leaders write an open letter in support of the Milwaukee Streetcar

Dear Mayor Barrett and Milwaukee Common Council: We support the proposed Streetcar because it makes powerful economic sense as part of a larger growth strategy for Milwaukee that is already generating billions in new development and thousands of new jobs for our community. Milwaukee’s future depends on attracting and retaining the next generation of talent […]

Mosaic Community Days


ArtWorks for Milwaukee will be creating 80 mosaic centerpieces for the MANDI Awards this spring! Join us at the ArtWorks studio this Saturday, January 17th from noon to 3:00 pm to participate in creating these pieces. We will provide all of the supplies. No prior mosaic experience needed. Drop in and try your hand at […]

Two employment opportunities open with UMCS and Washington Park Partners

Certified Social Worker: If you are interested in this position and would like to apply please contact Leah Laven-Wilson by e-mailing or call 344-1818.   POSITION TITLE: Sustainable Communities Initiative Plan Coordinator CLASSIFICATION: Full-time; Salaried TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Direct Hire Please submit cover letter and resume to Bess Earl by e-mailing by January 23, 2015. General […]