Just days after Meralis Hood took over as executive director, at City Year Milwaukee, the AmeriCorps group of young people that works to help kids in Milwaukee Public Schools succeed, ManpowerGroup has announced it is giving the group $200,000 over the next four years.
The contribution will help fuel City Year’s Whole School, Whole Child (WSWC), which aims to boost the number of students who stay in school and graduate from MPS. Currently, 100 City Year/AmeriCorps members work in 11 MPS schools. The goal is to reach students in 38 schools.
"We are pleased to support City Year Milwaukee to give young people a strong start for sustainable careers," said Jonas Prising, chairman & CEO, ManpowerGroup, which has had a partnership with City Year nationally for even years.
"Upskilling young people and getting them work-ready requires deep partnerships between educators and employers. Half of the people we place around the world are Millennials, so we know exactly how to nurture young people’s learnability so they have the desire and ability to keep learning new skills that help them stay employable throughout their careers. ManpowerGroup people are glad to bring their expertise to City Year and we’re all proud of the commitment and positive impact on youth here in our Milwaukee community."
Hood hopes ManpowerGroup’s commitment will spur others to follow the lead and support the organzation’s important work among Milwaukee children.
"This year, City Year Milwaukee celebrates our seventh year working with local students, schools and communities. We know students are making significant gains in academics, behavior and attendance." said Hood. "And that is why this commitment is so important. We hope others will feel compelled to contribute as well."
The grant was announced this morning at City Year Milwaukee’s 18-Minute Networking Event, which brings together 100 AmeriCorps volunteers with Milwaukee-area professionals, held at ManpowerGroup global headquarters in Downtown Milwaukee.
No Talkbacks for this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Bobby Tanzilo
Published April 23, 2018
After 44 years as an icon of the East Side bar scene, RC's is closing for good. You can help send off this bit of Milwaukee history at an Irish wake-style party on Saturday, April 28.
Published April 23, 2018
More than 189 artistic groups with more than 8,000 students representing 125 Milwaukee Public Schools, as well as alumni and partner groups, will perform Wednesday-Friday, May 8-11, at Summerfest's Henry Maier Festival Park as part of the first-ever All-City Arts Festival.
Published April 21, 2018
You already love vinyl. And this Saturday, April 21, is Record Store Day, which will bring a slew of great limited edition vinyl gems to your local music emporia. Here are some reissued gems I've been enjoying while I wait for RSD '18.
Published April 20, 2018
Paulie's Pub has been a West Allis destination since 2004, but for the past five years, owners Paul and Kristine Budiac have offered another experience just out the back door. In 2013, they bought a bar two doors south and opened the intimate, Sconnie-focused Paulie's Field Trip.
Published April 19, 2018
Last May, MillerCoors broke ground on a $50 million expansion of the Leinenkugel's 10th Street Brewery, which would bring 65 new jobs to the neighborhood just northwest of Downtown. Today, we stopped in to get a peek at the progress.
Published April 19, 2018
Just in time for Record Store Day, here are some of the best places around town to wax musical and feed your PVC addiction.
Published April 18, 2018
In anticipation of the annual Earth Day observance/celebration, which takes place each April 22, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity ReStore hosts its ninth annual Recycled Art Contest, with 116 recycled and repurposed works in what is surely the city's most eco-minded annual art show.
Published April 17, 2018
It's difficult to reconcile the stark contrast between the optimistic, effusive beauty of the home that C. Frederick Ehlers - aka Fritz - built for his family on Milwaukee's North Side in 1886 with the tragedy that befell its builder.
Published April 13, 2018
Each April, half a block west of the Henry Maier Festival Grounds, at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., A Taste of Italy draws Milwaukee in to check out the ICC and sample tasty Italian-American treats. This year's 23rd annual event takes place Sunday, April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Published April 12, 2018
When I visited 1840 Brewing Co., I found a brewery unlike any I'd seen. In fact, it's the only brewery I've visited that doesn't have brew kettles. With only a few fermentation tanks at the back, but a plethora of oak barrels, 1840 looks as much like a winery or distillery as a brewery.