Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the day for Earth Day events being sponsored by the Urban Ecology Center.
It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some events that can enrich your week. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put 5 things in the subject line by noon Fridays
1. Earth Day events: Saturday, April 27
There are tons of ways to get involved this Earth Day all around Milwaukee. This week the Urban Ecology Center is hosting an Earth Day of Service event at all three of its locations from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 27.
2. Fire and Police Commission community meeting: Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23
The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission will hold two meetings to introduce Denise P. Bartlett, a candidate for the board, to the community. The first meeting will take place from 6 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Monday, April 22 at the Mitchell Street Library Community Room, 906 W. Historic Mitchell St. The second one occurs from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Milwaukee Public Library-Martin Luther King branch, 310 W. Locust St. The meetings are being hosted by the African-American Civic Engagement Roundtable. For more information, visit the event Facebook page.
3. Nonprofit networking event: Tuesday, April 23
Get to know members of Milwaukee’s vibrant nonprofit community at an event hosted by the Nonprofit Academy of Wisconsin from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the Art Bar, 722 E. Burleigh St. To learn more or register, visit eventbrite.
4. Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will consider resolution on warming centers: Thursday, April 25
The Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution by Supervisors Steven Shea and Sequanna Taylor to encourage local warming centers to open their doors to the homeless when the temperature drops below 32 degrees. Currently, five privately operated Milwaukee-area warming centers open when the temperature falls below 20 degrees. The resolution does not allocate any additional county funding for the expanded services, but it calls upon corporate and philanthropic donors to support the initiative. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25 in Courthouse Room 200, 901 N. 9th St.
5. Deadline approaching for teen Earn & Learn’s Community Work Experience option: Saturday, April 27
The application deadline for the Community Work Experience component of the city’s Earn & Learn Summer Youth Internship Program is 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27. The program provides youth employed through Earn and Learn with a seven-week work experience that pays $7.50 per hour for 20 hours each week, along with work- readiness skill development and training. Milwaukee residents from the ages of 14 to 24 are eligible to participate. Call (414) 270-7550 for information or e-mail email@example.com.
Bonus: Teen job fair: Wednesday, April 24
Teens from ages 16 to 19 are invited to participate in the Milwaukee Public Library’s Teen Job Fair 2019 from 4 p.m.. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the Center Street Branch, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave. Come prepared with your resume and business-appropriate dress attire. Resume and application help will be available during the job fair.
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