City Year Milwaukee, an education-focused nonprofit that unites young people for a year of service in high-need schools, announces new board member, Dr. Vicki J. Martin, President of Milwaukee Area Technical College.
“Dr. Martin is a wonderful addition to our team of influential leaders and I am grateful for her commitment to City Year Milwaukee” stated Meralis T. Hood, City Year Milwaukee’s Vice President and Executive Director. “Our work is made possible by the support of the community and leaders like Dr. Vicki Martin and I am elated that her addition to our team will increase our impact in the city of Milwaukee.”
Dr. Martin is the tenth president of Milwaukee Area Technical College. She has served in higher education for nearly four decades, including three decades at MATC. She has been MATC’s president since 2014. The Milwaukee native and first-generation college student holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, master's degrees from the University of North Dakota (counseling and guidance) and Cardinal Stritch University (business management), and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“As a first-generation college graduate and the leader of our community’s open access college, I know that the work of City Year Milwaukee is vitally important,” Dr. Martin said. “Graduating from high school ready for what’s next is the first step toward lifelong learning and a family-supporting wage, whether that means earning a two-year college degree and heading directly to a career or transferring from a two-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college. City Year brings people passionate about service and the importance of education into schools to help achieve this critical goal. I am proud to stand with City Year Milwaukee to help more students achieve success and reduce equity gaps so that all individuals in our region achieve their true potential.”
This year, 100 City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps members will serve full-time in 13 Milwaukee Public Schools reaching nearly 8,000 students each day. City Year AmeriCorps members partner with teachers and principals to provide academic and social-emotional support to students, helping them stay on track to graduate from high school prepared for college and career success.
To donate or learn more, please visit www.cityyear.org/milwaukee.
City Year Milwaukee's impact is made possible by a public-private partnership between corporations, philanthropic individuals, Milwaukee Public Schools, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.