Milwaukee neighborhoods will soon benefit from nearly a dozen new jobs through the federal AmeriCorps program.
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-4th) announced 11 new AmeriCorps positions for the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) of Milwaukee on Aug. 26. The AmeriCorps program places applicants in jobs with community organizations nationwide, and those from LISC Milwaukee serve in five central-city neighborhoods— Clarke Square, Harambee, Layton Boulevard West, Lindsay Heights and Washington Park.
Moore also recognized six current AmeriCorps workers—Sabina Wilsey, Neva Hill, Sunne Perry, Julie Tenpas, Darlene Brox and Justin Shoman—for their efforts in their communities.
“I’m glad you are here to enrich and improve the quality of life in the city, and we thank you for your hard work,” Moore said.
Sunne Perry, 25, who helps residents with job training, financial coaching and access to benefits in the Harambee neighborhood, said she is blessed to be able to serve where she can make an impact.
“I have discovered a heart for connecting people to resources and advocating for individuals who may not be able to advocate for themselves,” Perry said. “Sometimes people just need to know that there are others who are capable and willing to work on their behalf.”