Local Career and College Counselors Convene to Learn About Wisconsin AmeriCorps Programs
On Wednesday, October 30th, City Year Milwaukee hosted a summit to bring together local educational institutions and AmeriCorps programs in order to educate Career and College Counselors about the benefit of AmeriCorps programs, thereby encouraging them to elevate national service as an opportunity for their students.
Leader for Life: Meet City Year Milwaukee Alumna, Kiesha Johnnies
"I can’t believe that it was TEN years ago when I joined City Year. Not only did I give a year to change the world, my world changed forever. Today I rely on skills, tools and resources that I gained from serving with City Year as the Training Project Leader. In fact, it is the culture of the organization and the professional development that I received from City Year that has steered me to where I am today." City Year Milwaukee alumna, Kiesha Johnnies, served in City Year's Milwaukee's founding corps from 2010-2011 and continues to have a powerful impact in our city. Read on to learn more about her City Year experience, and how it led her to where she is today.
Looking Forward to an Exciting Year Ahead
At City Year Milwaukee, our AmeriCorps members are excited for a powerful year of service and are ready to make a positive impact in the schools we serve. Read on to learn what some of our AmeriCorps members are most excited for!
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
"I think it is very important for us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month not only to show our support for our Latinx students, but to also show support to our community." -Fernie Torres, Senior AmeriCorps member. Read on to learn more about how some of our students and AmeriCorps members celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month.
How City Year Became A Part of Who I Am
Each year at Opening Day, one City Year Milwaukee alumni is recognized for their tremendous leadership. This year, the Jason M. Holton Alumni Leadership Award was given to corps five alumna, Ashlei Miller. Read on to learn more about her journey from a Junior City Year, to an AmeriCorps member, to a City Year Milwaukee Alumni Board Member, to a teacher in Philadelphia, and discover how City Year had a major impact on who she is today.