Stephanie Lecci http://wuwm.com en St. Charles' RePurpose says 'YES!' to Milwaukee Youth http://wuwm.com/post/st-charles-repurpose-says-yes-milwaukee-youth <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Helping youth get that critical experience is at the heart of the mission of the Youth Employment Services, or YES, program. It’s run by the Milwaukee nonprofit St. Charles Youth and Family Services, Inc., a social service agency that serves at-risk youth and their families.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:36:42 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Stephanie Lecci 36863 at http://wuwm.com St. Charles' RePurpose says 'YES!' to Milwaukee Youth How Low-Income Parents' Decisions Influence their Children's Future http://wuwm.com/post/how-low-income-parents-decisions-influence-their-childrens-future <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>We all know that children who grow up in disadvantaged homes face unique challenges to their well-being and their chances for success later in life. But growing up in low-income circumstances isn’t a blanket predictor of a child’s future; some may do well, some may struggle.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:36:10 +0000 Eleanor Peterson, Stephanie Lecci & David Pate 36859 at http://wuwm.com How Low-Income Parents' Decisions Influence their Children's Future Milwaukee Moms Share Stories of Sons Lost to Gun Violence, Prison System http://wuwm.com/post/milwaukee-moms-share-stories-sons-lost-gun-violence-prison-system <p></p><p>In their own ways, Milwaukee mothers Afriqah Imani and Barbara Robinson have both lost sons – Imani’s were killed by gunfire, and Robinson’s are serving hundred-year sentences in Wisconsin prisons. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:14:20 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 36162 at http://wuwm.com Milwaukee Moms Share Stories of Sons Lost to Gun Violence, Prison System Seeking Summer Thrills? Take on Goliath at Six Flags http://wuwm.com/post/seeking-summer-thrills-take-goliath-six-flags <p></p><p></p><p>Summer is here as we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, go to the beach, have picnics, and plan road trips. For many in the Midwest, summertime and Six Flags naturally go together. This year a brand new roller coaster – Goliath – breaks not one, but three world records.</p><p>John Krajnak, Six Flags Marketing Director says, “this might be the best ride in our park right now…it’s the tallest and steepest drop on any wooden coaster on the planet, and it is the fastest wooden coaster on the planet at 72 miles per hour. It is a phenomenal ride.”</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:15:31 +0000 Stephanie Lecci & Audrey Nowakowski 35221 at http://wuwm.com Seeking Summer Thrills? Take on Goliath at Six Flags Cheese Stands Center, But Not Alone At 'Cheese Dinners' http://wuwm.com/post/cheese-stands-center-not-alone-cheese-dinners <p></p><p></p><p>Wisconsin may be the land of cheese, but even local cheeseheads would likely draw a blank at the mention of a "cheese dinner." Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:39:03 +0000 Jeanette Hurt & Stephanie Lecci 34813 at http://wuwm.com Cheese Stands Center, But Not Alone At 'Cheese Dinners' Wine for a Cause: Napa Valley Auction Could Offer Model for Community Fundraising http://wuwm.com/post/wine-cause-napa-valley-auction-could-offer-model-community-fundraising <p></p><p>$18.7 million is a lot to raise in a single auction – but it was the total raised earlier this month by the Napa Valley Vintners Association in its annual <a href="http://AuctionNapaValley.org" target="_blank">Auction Napa Valley</a>. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:33:19 +0000 Stephanie Lecci, Ray Fister & Audrey Nowakowski 34776 at http://wuwm.com Wine for a Cause: Napa Valley Auction Could Offer Model for Community Fundraising Unplanned Biography Helps Grieving Mother http://wuwm.com/post/unplanned-biography-helps-grieving-mother <p><br />On a Sunday morning in&nbsp;February 2008, Wisconsin native Matt Manger-Lynch was killed after being struck by a van during a bicycle race in Chicago. He was 29 years old. A chef, a cyclist, an outdoorsman, an adventurer, he left behind his parents, his brother, a wife, and family and friends across the globe.<br /> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:00:37 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Stephanie Lecci 34679 at http://wuwm.com Unplanned Biography Helps Grieving Mother Real Talk: Is 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative Overlooking the Real Issue? http://wuwm.com/post/real-talk-my-brothers-keeper-initiative-overlooking-real-issue <p>When President Obama's "<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper" target="_blank">My Brother's Keeper</a>" initiative was first announced in February, it emphasized its goal to improve opportunities for young men of color. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:47:47 +0000 Eleanor Peterson, Stephanie Lecci & David Pate 34653 at http://wuwm.com Real Talk: Is 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative Overlooking the Real Issue? What's With All The Fog in Milwaukee? http://wuwm.com/post/whats-all-fog-milwaukee <p></p><p>It may be summer, but the effects of the polar vortex are hanging around, bringing dense fog to the Milwaukee area. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:09:57 +0000 Stephanie Lecci & Michelle Maternowski & Scott Wise 34568 at http://wuwm.com What's With All The Fog in Milwaukee? Ever Wanted to Ride an Old-Timey Tricycle? You Can at Old World Wisconsin http://wuwm.com/post/ever-wanted-ride-old-timey-tricycle-you-can-old-world-wisconsin <p>Ever wondered how people got up on those old-timey high-wheel bicycles in the days of yore? Now you can find out how - and try yourself - at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:18:01 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 34261 at http://wuwm.com Ever Wanted to Ride an Old-Timey Tricycle? You Can at Old World Wisconsin