The Board of Directors of Diverse & Resilient (D&R) is pleased to announce that Gerry Coon, PhD, has been selected as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. His selection as CEO is the outcome of a national search conducted over the past six months lead by a team that included Board members, staff, community leaders, and consultants.
At Carmen High School of Science & Technology South Campus, a top public charter high school on Milwaukee’s south side, the Class of 2015 has earned $5.4 million in college scholarships and counting! Those funds will be needed as nearly 100% of Carmen’s graduating seniors have been accepted to at least one college or university, and nearly all of them are from low-income homes in Milwaukee’s central city.
ArtWorks is seeking interns for its paid summer internships — the deadline to apply online is June 1, 2015. High school students can apply now for one of two internships: Internship 1: “Sharing Our Vibrant Lives Community Garden & Sculpture Garden” – Lead artist/supervisor: Tia Richardson. Interns who live in or are connected to the […]
Last summer, I wrote to all of the police chiefs and mayors in Milwaukee County urging them to do whatever it takes to stop pedestrians with the right-of-way from getting killed or injured. Unfortunately, pedestrian fatalities rose by more than 25 percent in Wisconsin in 2014. 2015 isn’t off to a promising start either. On April 2, a pedestrian in a crosswalk was struck by a drunk driver near the corner of 20th and Locust.
Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children, COA Youth & Family Centers announces the sponsorship of the 2015 Summer Food Service Program in Milwaukee.
A budget brief released today by the Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum highlights the Milwaukee Public Schools’ ability in the 2016 proposed budget to “successfully navigate” a potential $12 million cut in state aids – and an even larger cut in federal aids – without significant impacts on existing staffing levels and services.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) today announced it has received a $5 million gift from longtime donors Keith Mardak and his wife Mary Vandenberg to establish the MarVan Scholars, an extended learning day program in partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). The gift is the largest donation in recent BGCGM history.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee today announced that Laura J. Rooney, Ph.D., M.S., has been named vice president of Healthy Living, a new position for the Milwaukee Y. Leading the Healthy Living team, Rooney will play a key leadership role in helping the Milwaukee Y realize its vision to create a stronger, healthier Milwaukee where […]