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Fourteen years ago, she rented a small office space with her own money, and JLH Women’s Mentoring Services was born. Ever since, she’s been handing out diapers and connecting women to support services elsewhere in Milwaukee. Read more

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Shawna Whitehead’s Destined to Succeed helps the underrepresented population of Milwaukee get the upper-hand in the job market. Read more

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His company, JL Promotions, continues to grow, and before accepting any new work, Arms asks himself, “Is this going to help somebody?” Read more

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After being discharged from the army, Dan Newberry began teaching a free fitness class for veterans that focused on comradery and acceptance. Read more

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Victory Garden Initiative providing tools to become self-reliant food sources. Read more

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Inspired by a young man at a gym, Bell founded City Champs—a nonprofit providing scholarships to youth that allows them to train at local martial arts gyms. Read more

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Monica Lopez, who immigrated to the US in the 1980’s, founded a support group for non-English-speaking families who have children with special needs. Read more

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The group works with other Milwaukee organizations to raise awareness about crime and drug abuse and to show former offenders they can be welcomed back to their neighborhoods. Read more

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Originally from a poor neighborhood in Puerto Rico, Tony Báez helped develop MPS’ curriculum for bilingual education. Read more

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Along with haircuts, barber shops offer safe spaces for conversation and personal growth for African American men. Read more

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Aware of the significance a bridge has in connecting two places, crossing bridges is an integral part of Williams’ identity. Read more

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At LIT, the number one goal is to put power in the hands of the youth and teach them how to advocate for themselves. Read more

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West Side café Tricklebee brings healthy, affordable choices to an underserved neighborhood. Read more

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Stacey Williams-Ng is a street artist who imbues Milwaukee’s walls with color by supporting local talents. Read more

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Angela Lang is executive director of BLOC, an organization aimed at getting the black community involved in the political system. Read more

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Portia Cobb has always seen the world as a series of stories and through art has made a point to tell the stories of the people in her community. Read more

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In 2003, Debbie Lassiter and Carly McKiver responded to a growing need among women in Milwaukee by founding Convergence Resource Center (CRC). Read more

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Through the nonprofit Port fish, farmer Pat Wilborn wants to help spread the use of aquaponics, a growing method using fish and reducing waste. Read more

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David Johnson, founder of the Cream City Gardens program, is a relatively new farmer who found his passion for farming through community work. Read more

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Bolivian writer and activist Tatiana Maida now helps Milwaukee inhabitants through education and health-focused programs. Read more

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