Five days remaining to nominate for the 2015 MANDI Awards

Nominations Deadline: Monday, Oct. 27th, 2014. The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (known as the MANDIs) recognize individuals, organizations and projects that enrich central city neighborhoods.  The awards pay tribute to the people and organizations working tirelessly to make Milwaukee a great place to live, learn, work and grow. Individuals, organizations, corporations and projects […]

College Possible awarded U.S. Treasury contract to increase the financial literacy, success of low-income college hopefuls

The U.S. Department of Treasury announced 11 recipients of Financial Empowerment Innovation Funding at the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans in Washington D.C. on Thursday morning. Awardees include universities, nonprofits, research organizations and others working to inform higher-education decisions made by low-income young people. College Possible will be funded to grow […]

AmeriCorps Position at Lead2Change

About Volunteer Wisconsin AmeriCorps AmeriCorps, often referred to as a domestic Peace Corps, places individuals within communities to give a year of their life to serving others. Volunteer Wisconsin AmeriCorps places full-time members with host sites (nonprofit organizations) throughout the state of Wisconsin to help “Get Things Done”. The Volunteer Wisconsin AmeriCorps program is administered […]

House of Peace holiday food box program

Help Milwaukee’s Poor this holiday season. Organize a food drive to benefit Milwaukee’s central city families. The House of Peace distributes 2,000 food boxes including turkeys or hams at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will drop off the boxes with the shopping lists and an informative DVD to share with your team. Then we will pick up the boxes […]

College Possible Milwaukee launches new site at Milwaukee Collegiate Academy

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Milwaukee Collegiate Academy has opened 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 to participate at […]

Students invited to apply to MPS’ early admissions high schools with entrance requirements

Milwaukee Public Schools is inviting students and families interested in the district’s early admissions high schools with entrance requirements to apply in time for the November 1 deadline. A new online application allows students to apply to multiple schools for the upcoming 2015-16 school year.  The application is located at The six early admissions […]

Mayor Barrett announces city awarded multi-million dollar grant for childhood lead poisoning prevention

Mayor Tom Barrett has announced the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) has been awarded $3.9 million over the next three years to support the MHD Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in Milwaukee. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is part of more than $112 million in grants […]

Don’t Fall Forward: Maintain your hearing to reduce the risk of falls

Tuesday, Sept. 23 marked the beginning of Fall, which also served as National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. There were educational events scheduled in 47 states to help people of all ages learn ways to reduce the risk of falling. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people 65 and older. […]

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, […]