Knowledge Trust Blog

Sharing Beats, Raising Voices

by Mary Osmundsen, Program Officer, Community Partnerships for Youth   Hip hop means different things to different people. For the youth at Foundation partner True Skool, Inc., the visual and verbal forms of hip hop are more than an avenue to share rhymes or create artwork...they become a lens for Milwaukee youth to better understand their world, and to find a positive path through it.... Read More

Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Applicants, take note: HBF's next application deadline is fast approaching on Thurs., June 26, at 5 p.m. HBF is excited to be upgrading our grants database this summer, which means this is your last chance to apply for funding before fall. We want to hear your great ideas for making a difference in your community or in your field. Preliminary applications are reviewed by our Program Committee,... Read More

Big Yellow Boxes Mean a Path to a Job

That 1978 copy of The Hardy Boys might fetch 25 cents at your spring yard sale, but across the internet, it might be worth a whole lot more.   For Milwaukee Working on the city’s north side, the process of sorting, grading, and fulfilling shipments of donated books, DVDs, games, and other items not only helps the nonprofit train low-income men and women – but all proceeds help sustain the... Read More

Police, Educators, Teens Link for a Brighter Milwaukee

Students Talking it Over with Police (STOP) is an initiative of the Milwaukee Police Department to build stronger lines of communication with teens and youth. Each summer, it holds the STOP BASH--probably the largest back-to-school celebration in the city-and during the school year, it works in local schools to help the city's future leaders better understand the role of law enforcement in... Read More