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Author: Created: 3/21/2012 1:43 PM
News, Events, and Photos from Hope House of Milwaukee.
By Hope House Milwaukee on 6/20/2012 9:27 AM
Our Shining Stars, volunteers, and program staff have been preparing their garden for the summer. Youth will have the opportunity to work and play in the garden every week during the summer program--and will enjoy their work at harvest time! Youth have already been able to eat fresh strawberries and cilantro that they have carefully grown. Our Lead Youth Worker, Miss Beth, tells me that they have plans to make salsa once the tomatoes and peppers are ready! 

To celebrate the garden and make any final preparations, the Shining Stars held their annual Planting Party for friends, family and volunteers. We had a fantastic time and learned a LOT from an amazing volunteer from the DNR--Tom. We tilled the dirt left dry from lack of rain, we planted so many different seeds, we learned what bugs live in our garden, and Tom helped us save some very weak tomato plants. 

First, we had to clear out any last...
By Hope House Milwaukee on 5/21/2012 12:44 PM
Our Shining Stars Youth have been working very hard the past couple of months, preparing for their second annual Youth Art Show, "All Around the World". Last Friday, the gallery opened at the Borg Ward Collective. We had a fantastic turnout with so many proud families, friends, staff and youth. The youth displayed their paintings, sculptures, photos, and other works--and sold quite a bit, too! Our Shining Stars got to experience something that many aspiring artists never get to--displaying their work in a gallery. We learned the whole process of organizing an art show, from top to bottom, as well as lessons in responsibility, leadership, and cooperative decision making. We hope that the youth will hold onto not only their creative skills, but these social and job skills into their adult life, and use them to pursue their grandest dreams. We hope you enjoy some photos from the show! You can view a larger collection on our Facebook page....
By Hope House Milwaukee on 4/23/2012 1:08 PM
April is the month of city-wide spring cleaning in Milwaukee. We hosted two clean ups this month with local university students from UW Milwaukee and Marquette, as well as smaller clean ups at Block Watch meetings. Our volunteers tackled not only litter, but helped neighbors with larger items that would be pricey special pick up items otherwise. Dumpsters were provided--and quickly filled! Volunteers worked hard to beautify Walker's Point, Clock Tower Acres, as well as the neighborhood around our newest partnership with Mercy Housing Lakefront, the Johnston Center Residences on 13th and Windlake. We are incredibly grateful for all of the hard work and time donated to us this April!

Student volunteers listen for their team assignments. 

Our community liaison explains where volunteers will...
By Hope House Milwaukee on 3/29/2012 9:19 AM
Hope House provides Community Outreach services to our surrounding area, helping residents maintain a safe and healthy neighborhood. Our Community Liaison connects with neighbors through events, meetings, and regular door to door contacts. Last night, we hosted an E-Notify and E-Services training, in conjunction with District 2 Police Department and City of Milwaukee staff. Community members had the opportunity to learn how to report problems in their area (like potholes and graffiti) quickly and easily, using the City's online reporting system--E-Services. 

You can use E-Services, freshly updated online services from the City of Milwaukee, to report problems in your neighborhood or on your property. Graffiti, potholes, even interior code violations that your landlord won't fix--you can quickly and easily submit your request for service online here, or by visiting www.city.milwaukee.gov and clicking "Request Services...
By Hope House Milwaukee on 3/21/2012 1:43 PM
It's that time of the year again--The Feinstein Food Challenge has begun! From now until April 30th, donations to our food pantry have increased impact. The Feinstein Foundation will match donations to our pantry made between March 1st and April 30th. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to stock up for the summer months. 

During the school year, parents can count on breakfast and lunch provided by public schools to keep their children healthy and full. Over the summer, parents who are already on a tight budget may find themselves in a bind providing for these extra meals. That's where the United South Side Food Pantry comes in! We provide emergency groceries to families and individuals in need, helping make ends meet when all else fails. 

We offer healthy options, like fresh produce from the farms of Hunger Task Force as well our on-site garden, and a carefully balanced selection of groceries, including proteins, fruits, vegetables, and starches in every bag. We hope that our assistance can enable...

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