State Sen. LaTonya Johnson was part of a group of elected black Milwaukee leaders who canvassed the Amani neighborhood on Sept. 30 to hear about residents' concerns, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Amani residents, neighborhood agencies and law enforcement officials have pointed to effective resident engagement and empowerment as the reason for the declining number of reported crimes in the area, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
As I enter the former warehouse at 2461 W. Center St., I stop to envision the mid-December day in 1927 when Martin Grueschow walked into his completed Eschweiler & Eschweiler-designed warehouse for the first time. Now, someone else has high hopes for the building.
According to a report by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Milwaukee County has adopted the SEED initiative, which employs mobile markets, community gardens and food preservation to address the issues of hunger and urban food deserts.
With summer fast approaching, you may be wondering where to enroll your children for summer camp. Or you may be looking to become more involved within your community and want opportunities to volunteer your time or donate gently used school supplies, books or clothing. COA is one such option.
Amani resident Ba Ba El is impressed with the Wisconsin Humane Society's (WHS) commitment to educating neighborhood residents while offering free services for their pets. Those educational efforts, according to a report by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, have helped raise the rate of spayed and neutered pets dramatically in Amani and surrounding neighborhoods.
After a year-long strategic planning process and deliberate analysis of Milwaukee's neighborhoods, Safe & Sound is excited to publically announce its new priority neighborhoods.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports resident involvement and collaboration between local organizations and government agencies has caused a dramatic drop in crime in the Amani neighborhood during the last two years, according to the COA Youth & Family Centers, an organization in the heart of the inner city neighborhood.
Long-neglected Calvin Moody Park, located at 2200 W. Burleigh St. in the Amani neighborhood, is finally getting a makeover. As reported by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, the $2 million project, which includes a 3,000-square-foot community center, walking paths, lit basketball courts and a splash pad, broke ground in August and is expected to be completed next fall.
There is an informal service industry in Milwaukee made up of landscapers who go door to door, offering up their services at a discount as a way to make a living. During the winter, many of the landscapers go door to door with shovels, hoping to make a few dollars clearing snow and ice.