Success Stories

CAN STORY: TONI MCILWAIN

Toni McIlwain is one of our veteran community leaders, who has been a part of the Woodson Center’s Community Affiliate Network for over 30 years.  Ms. McIlwain, one of our 2021 mini grant awardee, is using the seed money to transform lives in her community through her...

Where is the rage over killings of our children?

Grayson Matthew Fleming-Gray, was fatally shot last week in Atlanta at just 6-months-old. When you’ve lost a child, especially to violence, it’s easy for something to transport you suddenly back to the moment you found out your baby was gone. When I learned that a...

Violence program turns MPS students around

Earl Minley, 18, (left) credits Violence Free Zone and Charles Robinson Jr. (right) for helping him turn his life around. He was one of 18 Milwaukee Public Schools students awarded scholarships for their hard work. Credit: Karen W. Higgins In My Opinion. Author: James...