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Bucks provide grant for youth to experience Bronzeville play

“Welcome to Bronzeville” is a humorous and touching coming-of-age story that pays tribute to Milwaukee’s revered Bronzeville neighborhood. The Milwaukee Bucks Foundation and First Stage, one of the nation’s most acclaimed children’s theaters, have partnered to provide opportunities for local youth to experience Welcome to Bronzeville. The $2,500 grant will cover the cost for 100 tickets, which will be distributed to PEARLS for Teen Girls and St. Marcus Lutheran School – a pair of Bucks partners providing important services for youth in Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood. “While much attention is focused on our downtown development, we are a neighbor to...

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Bublr Bikes appoints new Executive Director

Sally Sheperdson, a long-time leader of non-profit organizations in Wisconsin and New Jersey, has been named executive director of Bublr Bikes, the non-profit Milwaukee-based bike-sharing network. Sheperdson brings 20 years of experience in executive leadership roles with non-profit institutions, focusing for the last 12 years on leading efforts to secure resources for advancements in cancer and diabetes research. “I am so excited to be joining the Bublr Bikes team,” Sheperdson said. “This position offers me the opportunity to combine a personal passion – energizing the Greater Milwaukee area that I love – with my professional non-profit leadership background.” “Advancing...

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Public pressure grows against Health Care repeal

Concerned citizens from across Wisconsin turned out in droves over Martin Luther King Day weekend to protest the dangerous repeal of the Affordable Care Act which began in Congress. The events were part of a national day of action which inspired dozens of rallies across the country. In Wisconsin Citizen Action of Wisconsin led major rallies in Appleton, Milwaukee, Wausau, Waukesha, and Eau Claire. Turnout was large in all the rallies. At the event in Milwaukee, headlined by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congresswoman Gwen Moore, so many people tried to jam into the venue that for safety reasons...

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Health care professionals take stand with Planned Parenthood

In a display of grassroots activism, more than 400 health care professionals urged Speaker Paul Ryan to stop his unprecedented proposal to end Medicaid coverage for patient health care at Planned Parenthood. Fifty medical students from Milwaukee and Madison gathered at Speaker Ryan’s Janesville office to deliver a letter outlining the dangerous impacts of blocking medical care for 50,000 of Wisconsin’s most vulnerable patients in need of essential health care at the state’s oldest and most trusted nonprofit reproductive health care provider, Planned Parenthood. “Speaker Ryan should be listening to the medical community when it comes to his dangerous...

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Two East Side museums welcome new curator

The Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums recently announced their new Senior Curator, Shana McCaw. McCaw, a widely recognized art professional and an essential asset to the regional art community, joins the museums at a significant time. They are celebrating 120 years of service to the city this year. Over the last two years they have created momentum toward redefining how they fulfill their mission to create opportunities to experience history, art and culture through the stewardship of the gifts of Charles and Sarah Allis and Agnes Smith Curtis. “We have built out our own non-profit separate from...

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Memorial scholarship to encourage nonprofit professionals

The Nonprofit Professionals Network announced scholarship opportunity for emerging leaders interested in pursuing Graduate Degrees, with memorial fund that offers former board member. In order to encourage nonprofit professionals to pursue advanced degrees and commemorate the life of former board member, Ilona Nicole Gonzalez, The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Greater Milwaukee Chapter has announced The Ilona Nicole Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Education. Throughout her life, Ilona Gonzalez proved her commitment to higher education and service to the community. A visionary leader, Ilona was eager to help grow YNPN Milwaukee and better serve the nonprofit sector in Milwaukee. She...

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