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If you have a student in your life who you want to serve the community, here are some tips for how to encourage teenagers to volunteer with a cause they care about.

Caregiving is a valuable position in our community which often goes unrecognized. Let's look at what National Family Caregivers Month is and how you can celebrate it.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are lots of ways to help out this Halloween. Here are some top tricks to make Halloween a treat for everyone.

How can you encourage the children in your life to be active and volunteer with their community? We have some ideas for how to get kids involved in giving back.

Lynn was admitted into the Milwaukee Women’s Center’s emergency shelter after enduring verbal, emotional, economic, physical, and sexual abuse at the hands of her spouse of 15 years. The last incident caused her so much pain that she decided to leave for good, even though her spouse had control of their finances and did not allow Lynn to have any money.

Melanie Maddux and Matthias Letson-Maddux have lived in Milwaukee for less than three years, but they’ve already made their mark on their new hometown. Both are using their talents to improve the lives of our community members by cooking dinner once a month for the residents at the Milwaukee Women’s Center’s emergency shelter.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in your community. To get you started, we came up with six spooky-fun volunteering ideas for October.

Please join our Restorative Practice Circles with the goal of supporting you on your journey to take your rightful place in the community after prison. Be part of a monthly circle that includes men who themselves have successfully come back to the community from incarceration and community volunteers who wish to support you in realizing new possibilities for your future.

Books are a valuable source of information, creativity and empathy. If you're not a book lover now, you will be soon. Here's how reading makes you a better person.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. While we honor and support survivors every day of the year, Community Advocates’ Milwaukee Women’s Center encourages everyone to participate in the Domestic Violence Awareness Project’s campaign to do “1 Thing” to support survivors in October.

From October 1-31, we are offering extended hours for applications at all six Energy Assistance sites throughout Milwaukee County.

How can you get involved? If you want to join the fight against breast cancer, we have some ideas for how you can support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, take advantage of the season of fall to dive into getting involved. Here are five fun ways to give back this fall.

Before the Energy Assistance Benefit Season begins on October 1, stop by our Grand Opening as we celebrate a move to a new location on September 29! You'll get connected with handy, helpful ideas and programs to help you save money on your energy bills, and the entire family will have fun!

Two hundred thirty-one years later, the Constitution is still an active document for our country. So, how can you celebrate and honor this historic day?

If you strive to live an intentionally altruistic lifestyle, you’ve come to the right place to learn more. Here are seven ideas for random acts of kindness.

When it comes to giving back, Labor Day is the perfect chance to do something valuable for others. Here are some ideas for how you can get involved this Labor Day.

Community Advocates' August e-newsletter, Connections, has been released! This issue includes information about the Empowerment Coalition of Milwaukee's summer workshops, as well as a call for medical equipment for participants in our Project Bridge supportive housing program.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, the children being served at the Milwaukee Women's Center Emergency Shelter and Family Resource Center will receive backpacks stuffed with school supplies so they can start the school year with a smile.

Fundraisers are an important way to give back to your school and raise money to support causes you care about. However, fundraisers aren’t the only way to get involved.

Whether they’re your closest family or a complete stranger, there are lots of simple ways to bring joy to others every single day. So, we came up with 10.

If you live an altruistic life and donate to an organization or cause you care about, you might be surprised to find these life benefits from financial donating.

If you want to take advantage of the last summer days and commemorate Family Fun Month with your loved ones, here are four ideas to celebrate this August.

Whether you make friends with your next door neighbor, community member or someone who lives halfway across the world, you can celebrate International Day of Friendship. Here’s how.

Do you know what human trafficking looks like? Can you tell when someone is being exploited? As a variety of experts told those who attended the Empowerment Coalition of Milwaukee’s July meeting, human trafficking can happen anywhere and victimize anyone, defying stereotypes.

When you have an efficient morning routine, you set an effective tone for the rest of the day. Here are five ways to establish a productive morning routine.

There’s more to Global Hug Your Kids Day than just giving your kiddos a hug or two. If you want to celebrate today, here are some fun ideas to get you started.

“I’m not a conventional artist,” Willis explained. “People like my work because it’s different from what has been shown all the time, I guess. I have to be different. I have no other choice.”

Setting goals is simple. We’ve all heard different phrases, acronyms and ways to properly set a goal for life. However, accomplishing goals can be a whole different task.

Do you want to make a difference and give back to your community this holiday week? Check out our list of volunteering ideas for you to try on the Fourth of July.

Isabelle was at her wits’ end. She and her husband had just called it quits. On top of that, he left her with an outstanding We Energies bill in his name. She agreed to take over the balance, but had no success putting the bill in her name. “I was in a hole and only saw the dark,” she said.

Fortunately, there are a few ways and practices to grow in your communication skills. Here are healthy habits you can try to become a strong communicator.

Our Milwaukee Women's Center, The Salvation Army Milwaukee County and Family Promise of Washington County are 3 of 10 recipients of the state's new Homeless Case Management Services Grant.

If you’re considering volunteering with a cause you care about in the community, consider the benefits you can receive. Here are the top eight benefits of volunteering.

Jim Liedtke, who is enrolled in our Project Bridge program and also serves on our board of directors, says Community Advocates' work is truly life-altering. “Community Advocates itself, its mission, is changing the fabric of society,” Liedtke said. “It’s changing the way people think. It’s amazing.”

Caring for animals is an important part of living an altruistic lifestyle. Today we explore how you can live more altruistically with the animals in your day-to-day life.

If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to overcome loneliness in everyday life.

Imagine dealing with a spinal injury and the many grueling surgeries you must have to be able to walk again and live without pain. Now imagine recuperating from those surgeries while you are experiencing homelessness and living in a shelter. That’s the unimaginable situation Michael found himself in a few years ago.

Finding a good apartment wasn’t a big dream, but it seemed to be out of reach -- until Kaia sought help from Community Advocates’ Housing Department in December 2017.

How can you continue to honor and respect the service men and women dedicated to protecting this nation? Here are six ways to show your support this Memorial Day.

Mentoring a child helps them to see unlimited possibilities for the future, learn something new and most importantly, realize that somebody cares about them.

On April 26, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute celebrated our 10th anniversary and recommitted our efforts to reduce disparities and enhance well-being throughout our community. The event was headlined by Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, and local historian Reggie Jackson, Head Griot of America's Black Holocaust Museum.

While it might seem simple to say talents can help others, actually identifying your talents and putting them to good use can be a little bit more difficult.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are plenty of gifts you can give your loved one on Mother’s Day that also give back to others in the community.

Teenagers are our future; by building them up and encouraging them—even if they’re not our own children—we can create a better future for generations to come.

We compiled a list of six of the greatest books to read about giving back. These books inspire the altruistic lifestyle and show anyone can make an impact on the world.

Earth Day 2018 is the perfect opportunity to get involved with your community and take care of our Earth. Let’s talk about some ways to go green for Earth Day 2018.

If you want to live a more altruistic life, but aren’t sure where to start, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to find a cause you care about.

Madelene Amos, Emergency Shelter Manager at the Milwaukee Women’s Center, offered three tips on preventing sexual assault. “The first steps in staying safe are recognizing the risks and being proactive,” she explained. “No tips can absolutely guarantee safety, unfortunately. Sexual violence can happen to anyone.”

When it comes to living an altruistic lifestyle, there are lots of ways to get involved this National Poetry Month. Today we dive into a few ideas to get started.