"New youth center on Milwaukee's north side aims to change lives"
"So a lot of kids have visions. They have dreams, but they never reach those dreams because there's no one in their life to help them get from point A to point B, so we assign mentors to our youth here, life coaches, so to speak," he said.
"Milwaukee teens taking action amid growing gun violence problem."
"Teen after teen spoke out at the Ma’Ruf Youth Innovation Center about the violence in the community and how it impacts their lives. For Zion Rogers, 15, the death of Quanita "Tay" Jackson this summer was the last straw."
Wisconsin Muslim Journal
"For years, an ACE hardware store sat on the corner of 2110 W. Hampton in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. When the owner looked to sell the building in 2017, proposals began flowing in."
"Ma’ruf opened its first chapter in Milwaukee in 2009. Several years ago, Ma’ruf decided to shift its focus to improving impoverished neighborhoods. As part of this effort, members planted the Barakah Gardens near 6th Street and Layton Avenue, assisted refugees and cleaned up neighborhood streets."