Amani

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Social cohesion in Amani contributes to decreased crime

Published Jan. 29, 2017

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.

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Urban spelunking: Eschweiler building & potential homeless shelter

Published Dec. 6, 2016

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.

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Milwaukee employs new methods to combat food deserts

Published July 15, 2016

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.

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COA programs support families all year long

Published May 6, 2015

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.

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North Side residents respond to Wisconsin Humane Society program

Published March 23, 2015

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.

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Amani neighborhood credits drop in crime to "comprehensive community effort"

Published Feb. 13, 2015

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.

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Rebuilt Moody Park to help reshape future of Amani neighborhood

Published Dec. 30, 2014

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.

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Micro lawn-mowing businesses put food on table for poor laborers

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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.