In an effort towards aligning YMCO with their mission of serving the Milwaukee non-profit community and young professionals, YMCO agreed to commit its resources and network of young professionals to a growing non-profit annually.
“We are excited to focus our commitment this year to Journey House,” said Michael Kleber of YMCO. “Their growth and opportunities for Young Professionals to serve will allow us to really make an impact in the Milwaukee area’s underprivileged youth.”
In addition, under the new focused structure, YMCO will serve as liaison to the selected organization for volunteer opportunities and commit networking events and proceeds generated from such events to the non-profit that has and continues to create opportunities for young professional to serve and serves the young and underprivileged within the City.
Journey House was selected by the YMCO board as the 2014 dedicated organization under this new structure due to their leadership and rapid growth since 2010.
“Journey House is honored to partner with YMCO,” said Dr. Michele Bria, Chief Executive Officer at Journey House. “We appreciate YMCO members sharing their time, talent, and treasures to genuinely change the game for our low income, urban youth by providing opportunities and support to help them flourish. YMCO’s passion and dedication are inspiring and their impact will be life-changing.”
Founded in 2010, YMCO is a non-profit organization that strives to connect young professionals with charitable causes in the Milwaukee area by hosting events and volunteer opportunities. Details on the signature YMCO event, the Fourth Annual Holiday Gala scheduled for Friday, December 13 at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, will be announced soon.
Journey House is a community-based opportunity oasis where men, women, and children on Milwaukee’s diverse Near South Side can build these vital skills and reach their goals. Part of the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative, a revitalization program funded by the Zilber Family Foundation to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood, the organization focuses on a community-school partnership, employment and job training, public safety, neighborhood beautification and economic development, among other things.