Small grants opportunity

Round two of funding for the Community Connections Small Grants Program has been announced, a pilot program of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Foundation and the Zilber Family Foundation created to support resident-led efforts to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods. The program awards grants of up to $500 to fund neighborhood projects, […]

College Possible Milwaukee launches new site at St. Anthony High School

This fall, St. Anthony High School will open its doors to College Possible Milwaukee, a local office of a nationally-recognized college access and success program. This new site will allow College Possible Milwaukee to make college admission and success possible for more low-income students than ever before. College Possible will recruit at least 15 students […]

10 tips to consider when caring for a loved one with dementia

To mark Alzheimer’s Awareness month this September, Wisconsin-based Community Care, Inc., a non-profit coordinated care organization that specializes in caring for the elderly with day centers and offices in Milwaukee, is providing 10 general tips to family and friends who have made the decision to care for a loved one with dementia. The American Alzheimer’s […]

Great Lakes expands apprentice scholarships to all 16 Wisconsin technical colleges

Employers are in need of certified trades workers now more than ever. Associated Builders and Contractors estimates the construction industry will face a shortage of almost 2 million skilled workers nationwide by the end of the decade. Building on the state’s tradition of apprenticeship programs, Wisconsin’s technical colleges are helping to meet this challenge by […]

Musical extravaganza fundraiser supports annual projects in Martin Drive

September 26th, from 6-9 p.m. neighbors and the general public are invited to a Musical Extravaganza fund-raising event at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W Vliet Street to enjoy local music. Tickets are $10.00 ordered in advanced via phone at 414-708-8975, or $12 at the door. There will be music, dancing, and fun, along with […]

One Wisconsin Institute files in ongoing Voter ID Federal Court case

In an amicus brief filed today with the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case Frank v. Walker, One Wisconsin Institute shares research with the court demonstrating Wisconsin citizens have significantly less access to the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to obtain a state identification than citizens in Indiana. According to One […]

Milwaukee Police Department currently hiring

The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission invites qualified individuals to apply for this challenging and rewarding position with the City of Milwaukee Police Department. This unique position provides the opportunity to help Milwaukee’s citizens every day, while also focusing on the individual’s educational, physical fitness, personal and professional development. The City of Milwaukee is dedicated […]

Greater Together finalists announced

The following ideas were selected as finalists by a panel of experts and community activists and the Greater Together Coalition Leadership. These individuals and organizations will present their ideas before a public audience at Turner Hall on Oct. 13. The public will vote on a winner, who will receive a $5,000 cash prize, to seed […]

Corey Zetts appointed Acting Executive Director of Menomonee Valley Partners

The Board of Directors of Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc. today appointed Corey Zetts the Acting Executive Director of Menomonee Valley Partners effective immediately. Zetts has been with Menomonee Valley Partners since 2005, currently serving as the organization’s Associate Director. Laura Bray, who has served as Executive Director of MVP since 2004, was named today as […]

Grants support visible improvements in neighborhoods

The board of directors of the Zilber Family Foundation announced two grants totaling nearly $800,000 in support of projects that will improve the physical appearance and economic vitality of neighborhoods. The grants invest in a multipart strategy to improve housing conditions in the Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods and support a commercial development […]