Diverse & Resilient names new CEO

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.

$5.4 million and counting in scholarships earned by Carmen High School class of 2015

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.

One pedestrian Is injured or killed every 6.9 hours in Wisconsin

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.

Proposed MPS budget absorbs potential aid cuts through continued personnel savings

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 receives $5 million to establish academic support program

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.

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee appoints Vice President of Healthy Living

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 […]