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Skilled Trade Program Targets City Residents

Skilled Trade Program Targets City Residents

One Hope Made Strong, founded in 2013, offers free construction trades training for central city residents.

Can Lindsay Heights Rebound?

Can Lindsay Heights Rebound?

Business improvement district looks to keep improving area near North and Fond du Lac avenues.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rebuilding a Vibrant Bronzeville
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rebuilding a Vibrant Bronzeville

Actor Danny Glover and many local notables celebrate new development anchored by Black Holocaust Museum.

Walnut Way Leader Pushes Economic Development

Walnut Way Leader Pushes Economic Development

Antonio Butts foresees north side neighborhood becoming prime designation for black professionals.

Community Leaders Worry About Growing Power

Community Leaders Worry About Growing Power

Financial troubles point to uncertain future for Will Allen’s famed urban farming organization.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 5 Milwaukeeans To Be Thankful For
Eyes on Milwaukee

5 Milwaukeeans To Be Thankful For

These five people are making Milwaukee a better place for all.

Eyes on Milwaukee: How Legacy Lofts Overcame the Odds
Eyes on Milwaukee

How Legacy Lofts Overcame the Odds

Conversion of old ice cream factory died many times before work could begin.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City To Sell Land for Adams Garden Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

City To Sell Land for Adams Garden Park

Former Walnut Way leaders moving forward on bold Lindsay Heights project.

Walnut Way Fires Its Executive Director

Walnut Way Fires Its Executive Director

Growing North Side non-profit fires Vernon after 6 months, acting director hired.

Walnut Way Capital Campaign Seeks $4.2 Million

Walnut Way Capital Campaign Seeks $4.2 Million

Phase II of Innovations and Wellness Commons brings more services, activity to 16th and North.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rocky Marcoux Keeps His Job
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux Keeps His Job

In a dramatic turnabout, the once-dead DCD head gains 11 of 15 council member votes.

The Future of Walnut Way

The Future of Walnut Way

New director LaShawndra Vernon continues work to transform area near 16th and North.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Again Says Yes to Rocky
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Again Says Yes to Rocky

DCD head Rocky Marcoux once again endorsed at committee, but his fate is still uncertain.

Business Incubator Invests in 53206 Community
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Business Incubator Invests in 53206 Community

It was the anti-shark tank.

Plenty of Horne: Mayor’s Design Awards
Plenty of Horne

Mayor’s Design Awards

The 2016 Mayor's Design Awards recognized projects from every corner of the city.

Crime Should Be “Number One” Issue

Crime Should Be “Number One” Issue

Panel of experts discusses research on racial inequality and violence in urban areas.

850 Attendees Salute MANDI Winners

850 Attendees Salute MANDI Winners

COA Youth and Family Centers was big winner but 8 others got awards.

Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) Announces 2016 Winners Improving Milwaukee Neighborhoods
Cast Your Vote for MANDI Awards

Cast Your Vote for MANDI Awards

Annual MANDI Neighborhood Development plaudits include People's Choice Award based on popular vote.

People’s Choice Award Encourages the Public to Vote For Milwaukee Improvement Projects and Leaders
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People’s Choice Award Encourages the Public to Vote For Milwaukee Improvement Projects and Leaders

Awards Recognize Innovative Projects Improving Milwaukee Neighborhoods

How Walnut Way Changed the Inner City

How Walnut Way Changed the Inner City

The quest for community of Walnut Way co-founders Sharon and Larry Adams.

Saluting the Spirit of Sharon Adams

Saluting the Spirit of Sharon Adams

Community pays tribute to Walnut Way co-founder, who helped revitalize neighborhood.

15 MANDI Finalists Announced

15 MANDI Finalists Announced

Nominees for neighborhood development innovation includes Doors Open and Walnut Way.

15 Named for Improving Central City Neighborhoods
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15 Named for Improving Central City Neighborhoods

“Unsung Heroes” Selected as Finalists for the 2016 Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation

New Innovation & Wellness Commons Opens

New Innovation & Wellness Commons Opens

New facility created by Walnut Way on North Ave. seeks to transform neighborhood.

Outpost store, juice bar part of Walnut Way’s North Ave. development
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Outpost store, juice bar part of Walnut Way’s North Ave. development

Juice Kitchen Will Offer Healthy Drinks

Juice Kitchen Will Offer Healthy Drinks

Shop coming to 16th and North will offer fresh fruit and vegetable drinks.

Former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist, Venice Williams of Alice’s Garden and more to lead the 2015 Alverno Community Conference
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Former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist, Venice Williams of Alice’s Garden and more to lead the 2015 Alverno Community Conference

This year’s theme, “A Tapestry of Sustainability,” features over 30 interactive sessions

Bike Ride Celebrates Harvest Day

Bike Ride Celebrates Harvest Day

Walnut Way energizes annual Harvest Day with community bike ride

New Leader of LISC Aims to Improve City

New Leader of LISC Aims to Improve City

Laura Bray helped revitalize Menomonee Valley, oversaw Three Bridges Park.

Wellness Center Starts Serving North Side

Wellness Center Starts Serving North Side

Center on 16th and North has first tenant, non-profit serving the disabled.

New Park Impacts Neighborhood

New Park Impacts Neighborhood

Gillespie Park, at 14th and Wright, is outgrowth of neighborhood anti-crime effort.

Can Wellness Center Revive North Avenue?

Can Wellness Center Revive North Avenue?

Groundbreaking for new center at 16th and North shows impact of Walnut Way's leadership.

Grants Support Visible Improvements in Neighborhoods
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Grants Support Visible Improvements in Neighborhoods

The board of directors of the Zilber Family Foundation announced two grants that will improve the physical appearance and economic vitality of neighborhoods.

Urban Gardens Leader Overcomes Fire

Urban Gardens Leader Overcomes Fire

Repair of Walnut Way community center is underway and programs are continuing.

Plans for Lindsay Heights

Plans for Lindsay Heights

Residents get an update on what's happening in the neighborhood.

City Nonprofits Avoid Residency Debate

City Nonprofits Avoid Residency Debate

One community leader castigates non-profits for not taking a stand on state proposal to end city residency requirement.

The Joy of Food: A tribute to the urban agrarian
The Joy of Food

A tribute to the urban agrarian

Forging a way: Walnut Way brings urban renewal to Lindsay Heights.