Stimulating senses by way of meat and 17 television screens, Sliders Bar & Grill boasts a full menu of burgers and brews. Chow down on classic piles of wisconsin cheddar cheese curds ($5.49) or loaded nachos ($7.99) before your stomach dons a cape and tights for Sliders' super wings available regular or boneless and dressed in your choice of 10 different sauces ($3.99–$12.99). Each of Sliders' signature burgers weigh in at a half-pound of premium ground beef ($6.49+), while the cheeseburger sliders prove that not all shrinking-ray experiments are bad ($6.99 for three). Other eats include a loaded beef burrito ($7.99), a three-sausage pizza ($14.49), and, for those training for upcoming crossword puzzle-solving marathons, a low-fat turkey burger ($6.29).
Will Allen has worn many hats in his lifetime. The son of a sharecropper, he founded his urban farming foundation Growing Power in 1993 after a brief career in professional basketball, going on to earn a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and a spot on Time magazine's Top 100 of 2010 list. From Milwaukee to Chicago, his city farms thrive, tended by a volunteer team of all ages who gain the all-too-uncommon satisfaction of knowing the "who, when, where, and how" of their vegetables’ origins. Besides providing the seeds, tools, and educational resources to green the thumbs of any willing student, the farms also foster community bonds by filling the pantries of select local restaurants and locavore squirrels.
The True Kulture Screenprint Shop teaches teenagers how to decorate T-shirts, hats, and canvasses with training in graphic-arts and screenprinting techniques. Students learn how to design and market original products to develop both entrepreneurial and artistic skills, and train for design-oriented career paths alongside mentors who work in creative industries. Teens can begin by selling their products online and in local stores, and as the program expands, they will receive stipends to further their projects. True Skool needs additional funding to purchase a UV-screen exposure unit, along with ink and supplies for its printing workshop.
Reach Counseling Services works to end sexual violence and promote healing in the Fox Valley community through school- and community-based prevention education. The organization's trained advocates and volunteers help victims of sexual assault with legal, medical, and personal support. As a state-certified outpatient mental-health clinic since 1983, Reach also provides long-term therapeutic services for children and adults who have experienced sexual violence.