Ambassadors working to clean up south side neighborhoods

CREATED Sep 11, 2013

  • Print

MILWAUKEE - Alderman Bob Donovan is leading a new group in Milwaukee "who gain job training and work experience while tidying up neighborhoods and business strip areas on the near south side."

The group will be partnering with organizations like Journey House and United Migrant Opportunity Services, according to William Arnold with the city of Milwaukee.

"Modeled after the Downtown Ambassadors who 'patrol' in and around downtown Milwaukee – the Neighborhood Ambassadors provide help cleaning up litter and debris, removing graffiti, and keeping an eye out for possible criminal activity," Alderman Donovan said.

Alderman Donovan said the ambassadors will be working in the Operation Impact area on a daily basis. Between 15 and 20 ambassadors are expected to participate in the program, which is funded to operate through September 2014.

The group is holding a fundraiser Saturday night, Sept. 14.