“City Year has proven itself as an important partner to Milwaukee’s students, their teachers and the community,” said Nicole Angresano, Vice President of Community Impact, United Way of Greater Milwaukee. “This partnership is directly in line with our Reader, Tutor, Mentor initiative to boost academic achievement and put young people on track for a bright future.”
For one school year, City Year corps members commit to tutoring, mentoring and helping students from low-performing schools get on track for graduation, raising educational awareness and enthusiasm while encouraging higher attendance throughout eight Milwaukee schools.
“We are excited to have United Way of Greater Milwaukee as our newest team sponsor,” said Jason M. Holton, City Year Milwaukee’s Executive Director and Vice President. “Their generous investment in our JMAC City Year team allows our corps members to continue work alongside our school partner to help students graduate.”
City Year Milwaukee has been a United Way agency partner since 2012. James Madison Academic Campus, a 9-12 grade high school located at 8135 West Florist Avenue in Milwaukee, has 1,128 students.