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 […]

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers seeks Community Healthcorps Member

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as a full time (1700 hours within ten months) Community HealthCorps Member in the Department of Environmental Health. Service Description: Community HealthCorps Members increase access to health care, provide health education and support that lead to appropriate use of health care services and […]

CVS goes tobacco-free

CVS Caremark pharmacies went tobacco-free in their stores last week—a full month ahead of their originally planned October 1st implementation date.  This is great news for all of us in Milwaukee!  Even better, they just announced their refusal to carry any e-cigarettes, which are unregulated and can still create addiction-like changes in the brain. On […]

Neighborhood nonprofits among grant recipients

An expansion and renovation of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington County’s West Bend facility is receiving $100,000 in funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The $1.2 million project will nearly triple the space of the facility at 925 N. Silverbrook Dr., adding 7,500 square feet to the existing 4,000-square-foot building. The expansion is […]

Now accepting nominations for the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI)

The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (known as the MANDIs) recognize individuals, organizations and projects that enrich central city neighborhoods.  Nominations for 16th Annual MANDIs will be accepted through October 27, 2014.  The awards pay tribute to the people and organizations working tirelessly to make Milwaukee a great place to live, learn, work and […]