Express Milwaukee - Expresso http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-4-1-expresso.html Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST en hourly 1 Project Concern of Cudahy-St. Francis Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24757-project-concern-of-cudahy-st-francis-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html Project Concern of Cudahy-St. Francis was founded in 1968 as a food pantry for low-income residents and has grown to provide clothing, furniture, household items, school supplies and information on and referral services for other local resources—all free of charge. Project Concern is located in]]> Walker and Schimel Threaten to Sue the EPA - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24758-walker-and-schimel-threaten-to-sue-the-epa-issue-of-the-week.html ]]> Safe Harbor Volunteers and Staff - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24727-safe-harbor-volunteers-and-staff-heroes-of-the-week.html Founded in 1990, the nonprofit Safe Harbor (292 Niagara Ave., Sheboygan) offers a 24-hour crisis line as well as shelter, transitional living, intervention, prevention, education and outreach services to individuals ]]> School Accountability Debate Misses the Mark http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24728-school-accountability-debate-misses-the-mark.html On Wednesday, members of the state Assembly will begin debating the first bill of this legislative session, a school accountability bill. But don’t be deceived by that description]]> Unity in Motion Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24683-unity-in-motion-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html Founded 15 years ago by Allen Ruppel and incorporated as a nonprofit in 2008, Unity in Motion offers long-term academic and personal mentoring to Milwaukee County youth in fourth grade through college. This volunteer-driven program identifies each youth’s unique needs by evaluating three key]]> Yes, Gov. Walker—Let’s Focus on Kids - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24684-yes-gov-walker%25E2%2580%2594let%25E2%2580%2599s-focus-on-kids-issue-of-the-week.html ]]> Prevent Blindness Wisconsin Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24658-prevent-blindness-wisconsin-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html The nonprofit Prevent Blindness Wisconsin offers free, certified vision screenings, which identify children and adults who need full eye exams. The organization’s trained volunteers and partners screened about 195,000 children in Wisconsin in 2013, with about 20,000 referred on for a complete]]> A Tale of Two States - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24659-a-tale-of-two-states-issue-of-the-week.html It was the best of times and it was the worst of times for economic growth.

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Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24627-harry-rose-samson-family-jewish-community-center-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html Working to build healthier, happier communities, the nonprofit Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center (JCC), 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., offers an array of no-cost, paid and membership health, fitness, wellness, social, art and education programs for everyone, no matter one’s religion]]> Dontre Hamilton Deserves Justice - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24628-dontre-hamilton-deserves-justice-issue-of-the-week.html ]]> The Sleighriders Raise Money for Variety—The Children’s Charity of Wisconsin - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24572-the-sleighriders-raise-money-for-variety%25E2%2580%2594the-children%25E2%2580%2599s-charity-of-wisconsin-heroes-of-the-week.html Thinking it would be fun to gather local musicians and play a holiday show for charity, about a dozen musicians got together in 1982 to play at Teddy’s (now Shank Hall) and The Sleighriders were born. Today, the group is comprised of 40 professional musicians and has been organized for]]> Another Republican Sneak Attack on Women’s Health - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24573-another-republican-sneak-attack-on-women%25E2%2580%2599s-health-issue-of-the-week.html The voters have spoken. And apparently what Gov. Scott Walker and his conservative allies heard is that they want to continue the war on women. But instead of “dropping the bomb” on women, as Walker did on public employees, this time they’re planning a sneak attack. In this way, Walker]]> Privatizing the Attorney General’s Office - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24521-privatizing-the-attorney-general%25E2%2580%2599s-office-issue-of-the-week.html ]]> Tosa Cares Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24522-tosa-cares-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html Tosa Cares is a food and clothing pantry in Wauwatosa that serves families in need while also striving to create a sense of community. This nonprofit was organized in 2008 to continue the work of the Tosa For Kids food pantry and is operated solely by volunteers who collect and distribute ]]> Saving the Bucks is Important but the Jock Tax is not the Answer - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24487-saving-the-bucks-is-important-but-the-jock-tax-is-not-the-answer-issue-of-the-week.html
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Club Kids 414 Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24488-club-kids-414-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html Founded in 2000, Club Kids in Danger Saved Inc., better known as Club Kids 414, offers fun and safe enrichment opportunities and activities for lower-income children of all ages to help keep them off the streets and out of jail. Every event this nonprofit runs is free for the community and many]]> COPE Services Staff and Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24461-cope-services-staff-and-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html For more than 30 years, Ozaukee County has been home to COPE Services, a free 24-hour hotline available to everyone for emotional support and crisis intervention. The COPE hotline is 262-377-COPE (2673) and the Teen/Home-Alone hotline is 262-377-7786. The hotline is open to anyone]]> Extortion by Any Other Name Is Still Extortion - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24462-extortion-by-any-other-name-is-still-extortion-issue-of-the-week.html ]]> Walker’s Wisconsin Is Going the Wrong Way on Roads http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24406-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-wisconsin-is-going-the-wrong-way-on-roads.html
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Mothering the Mother Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24407-mothering-the-mother-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html The nonprofit Mothering the Mother, founded in 2011 by Michelle Hardy, is dedicated to improving pregnancy, childbirth and mothering experiences for all women, regardless of income, in Milwaukee and surrounding counties. Mothering the Mother is certified to offer prenatal care coordination and]]> What Democrats Need To Do - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24360-what-democrats-need-to-do-issue-of-the-week.html
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Feast of Crispian Participating Veterans and Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24361-feast-of-crispian-participating-veterans-and-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html The Battery Factory, a nonprofit organization that focuses on igniting new performance and visual arts projects and organizations, is currently backing Feast of Crispian (FoC), a nonprofit program that uses Shakespeare plays as a tool to help veterans struggling with emotional and]]> Milwaukee Center for Children and Youth Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24318-milwaukee-center-for-children-and-youth-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html Milwaukee Center for Children and Youth (MCCY) was founded by Michele Wink and Cyrus Behroozi in 2011 in response to gaps in services for abused and neglected children. The organization has brought the first onsite family advocate at Milwaukee County Children’s Court. Its Children’s ]]> State Calls Foul on Phony Supporters of We Energies Rate Hike http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24319-state-calls-foul-on-phony-supporters-of-we-energies-rate-hike.html
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Feed Your Soul Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24270-feed-your-soul-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html In 2004, a small group of professionals in the design and architecture industries wanted to use their talents and community relationships to give back to those in need. They created Feed Your Soul, a volunteer-driven art auction event that benefits Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. The]]> County Board Starts Repairing Abele’s Walker-like Budget - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24271-county-board-starts-repairing-abele%25E2%2580%2599s-walker-like-budget-issue-of-the-week.html Add Milwaukee County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic to the list of people who think Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is following in Scott Walker’s footsteps. While]]> SERVE 60 and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Fighting Hunger Together - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24228-serve-60-and-feeding-america-eastern-wisconsin-fighting-hunger-together-heroes-of-the-week.html SERVE 60, founded by L. Maxwell McKissick in 2009, is a grassroots initiative designed to increase service and volunteerism in America for at least 60 minutes at a time anytime throughout ]]> Abele Follows Walker’s Lead in Attacking Workers - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24229-abele-follows-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-lead-in-attacking-workers-issue-of-the-week.html
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Veterans For Diversity Volunteers - Heroes of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24187-veterans-for-diversity-volunteers-heroes-of-the-week.html Originally founded as Vets Do Ask Do Tell in 2008, Veterans For Diversity (2025 S. 107th St., West Allis) is a nonprofit that supports LGBT military personnel and veterans (though no veteran is ever turned away) by offering free programming such as therapeutic social functions, scholarships to]]> The Governor Can and Should Raise the Minimum Wage - Issue of the Week http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24188-the-governor-can-and-should-raise-the-minimum-wage-issue-of-the-week.html Did you know that Wisconsin’s governor, on his or her own, can raise the minimum wage? In fact, the governor is required by law to ensure that all Wisconsinites—not just those earning a minimum wage—are paid a living wage for their work. ]]>