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Milwaukee, WI (June 14, 2019) – City Year Milwaukee, an education-focused nonprofit that unites young people for a year of service in high-need schools, announces new board member, Neuman “Larry” Leverett, Vice President & Chief Ethics Compliance Officer, at Johnson Controls.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to welcome Neuman Leverett to our board of outstanding leaders and I appreciate the commitment of Neuman and Johnson Controls to City Year Milwaukee,” stated Meralis T. Hood, City Year Milwaukee’s Vice President and Executive Director. “At City Year, we understand the importance of coming together as a community to create a lasting impact and I am excited that Neuman will be a part of our mission to make better happen in Milwaukee.”

Neuman “Larry” Leverett is Vice President & Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Johnson Controls based in Milwaukee, WI. In this role, he is responsible for several enterprise-wide programs, including data privacy, anti-corruption, antitrust, investigations, and Enterprise Risk Management, and manages a global team. Before joining Johnson Controls, Larry was a partner in a national law firm based in Philadelphia, PA. He also served for several years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia, where he prosecuted dozens of complex federal criminal cases. Earlier in his career, Larry was associated with an international law firm based in New York, NY, and served as a law clerk to two federal judges. Prior to attending law school, he was a high school English teacher.

“Like Johnson Controls, City Year is guided by its values, and that is important to me,” said Leverett. “I am excited to join the board, and to contribute to City Year’s vital mission to inspire, educate, and prepare our students. I look forward to serving on the Executive Board and supporting City Year’s commitment to social justice through educating and empowering Milwaukee’s youth.”

City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps members 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.

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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.

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