April 27, 2015
ISSUE 5-9
       

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 'Change maker' grants support youth leadership

in preventing gun violence

On April 22, Milwaukee's Coming Together Partnership announced the awarding of six "Change maker" grants to community organizations for programs aimed at engaging youth in preventing gun violence. The successful agencies were present at a press conference at the Hillside Family Resource Center.

 

The awards of $900 to $1,000 are to be used by the agencies from April to September in supporting youth involvement in projects focused on preventing gun violence and becoming "change-makers" in their neighborhoods.

 

Media Coverage:

Alcohol Awareness Month in Wisconsin

On April 14, WisconsinEye interviewed Patrick Cork, Administrator of the Department of Health Services Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and Lou Oppor, Section Chief of the Dept. of Health Services Substance Abuse Section of Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for a "Newsmakers" program on April Alcohol Awareness Month. Topics included the state of alcohol use in Wisconsin, progress made by the Department of Health Services (DHS) in combating problem drinking behaviors, and continuing challenges regarding alcohol use and abuse in Wisconsin. Watch the program online here.

Latest fact sheet from 2014 Epi report available

The latest fact sheet from the 2014 Epi report is now available online, focusing on OWI in Wisconsin.

San Francisco Giants could become first MLB team to ban tobacco

A San Francisco city ordinance could make the Giants the first team in Major League Baseball to ban chewing tobacco on the field.

 

City supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban smokeless tobacco in playing fields throughout the city and specifically targeted baseball-a sport infamous for the player's use of tobacco, according to a statement from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, which pushed for the law.

 

 Read more from TIME

How to safely dispose of medications

As part of the community-wide effort to reduce prescription drug abuse and protect the environment, city leaders and community allies have partnered to designate locations to safely dispose of household medications.

 

Medications may be taken 24/7 to the disposal drop boxes located insideMilwaukee Police Department District stations 2 through 7, as well as the Milwaukee Municipal Court (951 N. James Lovell St.) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. All disposals are anonymous, secure and safe.

 

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In This Issue
'Change maker' grants support youth leadership in preventing gun violence
Alcohol Awareness Month in Wisconsin
Latest fact sheet from 2014 Epi report available
San Francisco Giants could become first MLB team to ban tobacco
How to safely dispose of medications
Event Announcements

STEWARDSHIP OF THE MOMENT, MOVEMENT & MOMENTUM FOR MILWAUKEE'S BLACK MEN & BOYS

May 7, 8 am

Milwaukee, WI

More information and registration available online.

 

LAW DAY

May 9, 10-2pm

Milwaukee, WI

The Milwaukee Bar Association will be holding free walk-in clinics in honor of Law Day 2015. More information available here.

Job Announcements

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

PEARLS For Teen Girls if hiring a program coordinator. Position description and application can be found online.

Funding Announcements

CAMPS FOR KIDS

Camps for Kids is once again pleased to announce that they have scholarships available for children in Milwaukee County to attend a residential summer camp. More information available online.

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