On Monday, January 19, College Possible Milwaukee participated in one of the nation’s largest day of community service, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. MLK Day is an opportunity for College Possible AmeriCorps members and staff to give back to the community that supports the College Possible program.
This year, all 38 College Possible Milwaukee AmeriCorps members and staff unloaded and sorted over three tons of food at the Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin warehouse.
“As an AmeriCorps program, we are committed to serving our community every chance we get,” said Kelly Schaer, College Possible Milwaukee Program Director. “Whereas many people experience having a day off on MLK Day, our team is committed to having a day on. Our full-time service members give all of their time and energy to non-profit work in Milwaukee and this is one more opportunity to help make a difference.”
Launched in 2008, College Possible Milwaukee serves more than 3,300 low-income high school and college age students by helping them get into and through college.