All students at 156 MPS schools will be able to receive a healthy breakfast, lunch at no charge

Milwaukee Public Schools announced Monday an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2014-2015 school year. The district is now among the first school systems in Wisconsin participating in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), which means that all students at 156 MPS […]

Scale Up Milwaukee accepting applications for second class of “Scalerator” entrepreneurial training program

Scale Up Milwaukee, a multi-stakeholder effort helping support entrepreneurs at all stages to grow their ventures by stimulating a strong regional entrepreneurship ecosystem, today announced it is accepting applications for the second class of its Scalerator program – an innovative training designed to teach ambitious, local companies how to maximize their growth potential. Following the […]

Medical Grants Available for Children in Wisconsin

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 […]

Back to School Health Fair helps students get ready for class

On Friday, City of Milwaukee officials, the Milwaukee Health Department and UnitedHealthcare came together to host the first of two back to school health fairs at North Division High School. Children received free backpacks and school supplies, as well as up-to-date shot records and vaccinations. Attendees included Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett; Ralph Beck, chief operating […]

Hatch Staffing and Kforce Staffing compete to benefit teen interns at ArtWorks for Milwaukee

ArtWorks for Milwaukee, a local nonprofit that combines workforce development and the arts, is slated to benefit from the Staffing for a Cause Challenge, a fundraising contest between the employees of Hatch Staffing and Kforce Staffing. ArtWorks for Milwaukee is experiencing a pivotal year in 2014 in the hope to serve over 100 teens this […]

First Stage expands programming for students with autism

First Stage’s award-winning Next Steps program, classes serving students with autism, will return for its third consecutive year at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center located at 325 W. Walnut Street, Milwaukee.  One and two-week summer sessions begin Monday, August 18, with a second one-week session available beginning August 25.  Classes are open to students entering […]

Keep children safe around grills, campfires and fire pits

Each year many children and teenagers are burned when they trip and fall into fire pits or campfires or when the fire looks “out” but is not. Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy Program, a partnership between Kohl’s Cares® and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, offers injury prevention information to keep children safe from harm. “While […]

Greater Together Challenge begins

The Greater Together Challenge has officially begun. We invite individuals and groups to share ideas, large and small, designed to dismantle segregation and racial and economic inequality in greater Milwaukee. We’re accepting entries online at From each idea submitted, we will select 10 finalists to present at the Greater Together Challenge event on October […]