The Jewel of the Great Lakes

Young people choose Milwaukee as their midwest destination because of the affordable cost of living, strong cultural scene and close proximity to the shores of Lake Michigan. Milwaukee’s name is derived from a Native American word meaning "gathering place by water." It is the only city in the country to have a skywalk that spans a river used by boats. On land, walk beside the Milwaukee River on the Riverwalk using the three-mile pedestrian walkway. 

Watch as times passes on the Allen Bradley Clock Tower, the largest four-sided clock in the Western Hemisphere and the most recognized landmark in Milwaukee. Walk the Museum Mile and choose from five wonderful museums to satisfy your inner artist. In the warm Summer months, take a picnic and listen to free jazz in the park at Cathedral Park Square. With so many options to choose from, the hardest decision you’ll make is which activity to try first. 

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Why Serve in Milwaukee

I serve because I love the city of Milwaukee, the people who live here, and seeing people learn and teach others.

Know that this city is not perfect and that education is a key to success. I cannot ignore this.

I serve because I want young people to see that learning can be fun and profound, all while providing them with new opportunities.

I serve because I want to make a difference in the lives of students who live in poverty. I am a product of Milwaukee Public Schools. I want to give back to my roots.

I serve because I believe that where and what you come from should not determine where you are going.

I serve to help Milwaukee Public Schools students realize their potential to be GREAT.

As a leader I strive to help everyone, including myself, remain optimistic at all times and I will assure that everyone achieves their full potential. I will be a more productive leader and I will unify Milwaukee students and my colleagues by encouraging them to view each other as equals rather than different.