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By Graham Kilmer
On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream Speech” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
It was a call for justice and equality. It was a harangue for freedom. Many answered King’s call for change. That spirit lives on today.
All over the country, people fight for the rights of others. Here in Milwaukee, there are organizations that strive to better the lives of those who have spent so long with so little opportunities afforded to them.
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The CYD Family, Urban Grassroots INC, Alderwoman Coggs, Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful & Ori Entertainment celebrated Earth Day Saturday, April 19, 2014. The community project was held at Victory Over Violence Park, 2615 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Alderwoman Coggs stated that the event would “help bring the community together while taking care of our environment.”
The event was a success, with many members of the community coming out to participate, as seen above. Volunteers were provided with food and performances by The Ina Onilu Dance & Ensemble at the …
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Career Youth Development Inc. (CYD), Urban Grassroots, Alderwoman Milele Coggs, Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful & Ina Onilu Dance & Drum Ensemble are kicking off the first phase of neighborhood clean-up and beautification starting this Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10am.
Saturday’s event will take place at Victory Over Violence Park, 2615 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The Earth Day celebration is a collaborative effort involving Alderwoman Coggs, Urban Grass Roots INC, Career Youth Development and Ori Entertainment, and will be an opportunity for local residents …
Career Youth Development Inc. (CYD) Youth are being trained to work in the communities they live in to make a positive impact.
Recently CYD Youth received their training in advocacy from Senator Lena Taylor & Representative Mandela Barnes, along with the team at the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention Poverty Network at St. Mark’s AME Center. CYD Youth discussed how local grocery stores are selling single cigarettes to youth and people in living in poverty.
The Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention Poverty Network brought youth to the training to educate them so they can spread the …
Forty-seven first time home buyer’s closed in 2013
Shirley Lowery has been at the helm of the First Time Homebuyer’s Program at Career Youth Development (CYD) for seventeen years.
She was hired by the late CEO Jeanetta Robinson and has always spearheaded CYD’s “love-inaction” motto.
CYD’s First Time Home Buyer’s Program has been in existence for twenty-five years and has touched hundreds of family’s lives by bringing home ownership to them.
Forty-seven homes were closed for purchase in Milwaukee in 2013 and so far this year, six families are moving into their own residence.
Career Youth Development Inc. (CYD) is proud to announce the re-emergence of new leadership with Morris Brazil III as the chairman of the board of directors and Elizabeth Coggs as the executive director.
“This dynamic duel knows that they will have some mountains to climb to lift CYD back to the top; they are ready, willing and able, said Margaret Gutter, a long-time board member.
Chairman Morris Brazil III began his dedication to CYD as a youth worker and has continued his commitment throughout the years.
Chairman Morris Brazil III shared, “although CYD …
Career Youth Development (CYD) held its annual event, “Toys for Children that Santa Forgot, but God Remembered” last week at the North Divisioin Campus.
Hundreds of children received toys, sponsors donated toys, and volunteers from Walgreens along with others passed them out to the children.
This event is done in remembrance of Jeannetta Robinson’s granddaughter Lil Netta who was discovered giving toys away to children attending her own birthday party.
When her grandmother Jeanetta asked her why she was giving toys away, she replied, “they told me that they didn’t receive anything for …
By Lynda L. Jones
It was less than one year ago when Career Youth Development (CYD) announced the retirement of Charles “Butch” Walton due to illness and the appointment of James Ferguson as its new executive director. In Sept, 2013, Ferguson was fired by members of the CYD Board.
How did CYD get here?
In a letter dated, Feb. 12, 2013 signed by Walton and Atty. Barbara Franks, chairwoman of the board of CYD to the Milwaukee Common Council, the organization expressed its excitement over the positive changes that CYD was embarking on …
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By James Ferguson, Executive director of Career Youth Development (CYD).
Career Youth Development, Inc. is saddened by the untimely death of our student and classmate Marvin Cottrell, Jr. who was shot and killed early Monday morning on 24th & Glendale while attempting to break up a fight.
The fact that we have lost another valuable life to gun violence suggests that we have so much more work to do in terms of changing the culture of how we resolve conflict in our community. Marvin’s life was stolen from him, his family …
After nearly 25 years of distinguised public service, Charles “Butch” Walton has officially retired as Chief Executive Officer of Career Youth Development, Inc., a 43 year-old social service agency.
According to the Chair of the Board of CYD, Attorney Barbara Franks, Walton became the leader of CYD in 2008 after his dear mother, the founder of CYD, Jeannetta Robinson suddenly passed away during a Survivors of Homicide & Grief Support Group meeting in the organization’s conference room.
Walton continues to work behind the scenes to support the organization and move its mission …