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Word of Hope Ministries, Inc. (WOHM) hosted a Training 2 Work Generation 2 Kick-off Event on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Italian Community Center.
The event informed the City of Milwaukee employers and key stakeholders of its awarded $2 million national grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for a Career Pathways Collaborative, Milwaukee’s Home 2 Stay project.
As the keynote speaker, Congresswoman Gwen Moore spoke highly of the benefits of the program and its relevance to intensify work productivity for the Greater Milwaukee area.
The Career Pathways Collaborative aims to provide …
MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has unveiled a new website to update the community on the Milwaukee County transit system and what you need to know.
The Milwaukee Courier got an early look at the website titled “Moving Forward: Transit in Milwaukee County.”
The website (www.County.Milwaukee.Gov/ Transit) includes a letter from County Executive Abele explaining why he thinks transit is such a critical resource to help people get to work, school and run errands.
“For many Milwaukeeans transit is simply something that exists, but I know how crucial it is to …
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced during Father’s Day weekend that the Milwaukee County Child Support Services Department has received $1.8 million to continue its award winning fatherhood program.
Milwaukee County is the only Child Support agency in the country to receive this grant.
The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and funds the County’s Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood Program.
The County’s Pathways program started in 2012 and provides services like relationship education, parenting classes and job training for low income fathers in Milwaukee County, through partners including …
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Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen said this week he remained hopeful that his “living wage” ordinance would pass the full County Board with a veto-proof majority of 12 votes after the Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee delayed a vote on the measure Monday.
“This ordinance is the first step toward fairness for the people who work hard but are not compensated at a level that keeps them above the poverty line,” said Bowen, a member of the Finance Committee and sponsor of the ordinance.“
I look forward to bringing this proposal …
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is encouraging people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act by December 23rd; anyone who successfully signs up by that date will be eligible for healthcare on January 1st.
“The website is working much better now and thousands of people are signing up for insurance every day,” Abele said.
“The Affordable Care Act is a great opportunity for people who don’t have insurance to get covered and for those that do have insurance to shop the marketplace.
I hope everyone takes advantage of the ACA.”
Milwaukee County is …
By Cassandra Lans
The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS), the current private provider for the Milwaukee County transit system has managed the system since 1975.
Back in April of 2013 Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele put out bids for the transit system contract.
Based on an independent board’s scoring process, an African American, woman owned company based out of Dallas, TX, MV Transportation, Inc. was awarded the bid.
The county executive made the decision to search for an alternative to MCTS based on feedback that he had received since taking office in 2011. County …
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Milwaukee County is taking a proactive approach to help people understand and enroll in health plans as the Affordable Healthcare Care Act (ACA) is rolled out October 1st.
The County’s core services provide an opportunity to leverage contacts with the community into enrollment. Using existing resources and staff, County Departments will help clients they are already serving understand and enroll in the ACA.
Milwaukee County is also partnering with the Milwaukee Enrollment Network to educate and assist residents with enrollment. The network is made up of several organizations including the Milwaukee Healthcare …
The 19th annual Back-To-School Festival at King Park was held on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. King Park is located at 1531 W. Vliet Street. During the festival families could register to get a free backpack filled with school supplies. Registration was from Noon to 2:00 p.m. and the backpacks were given away at 4:00. The event attracted hundreds of children and families. Area schools such as Hope Christian Schools and Universal Academy were also present to give out upcoming school information. The event also …
St. Charles Youth & Family Services announced that it has secured a $1 million Project JUMP START grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Southwest Key Programs’ national headquarters to launch new initiatives designed to help hundreds of at-risk youth and young adults in Milwaukee to develop work experience and job skills.
At a news conference last week, St. Charles announced the first initiative of Milwaukee’s 26-month JUMP START program – the “Milwaukee’s Youth Making a Difference Initative.”
Milwaukee’s Youth Making a Difference Initiative will provide approximately $80,000 of in-kind …
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One in five gun crimes involve juvenile offenders. So when a juvenile in Milwaukee is charged with possession of a firearm, what happens? If the court orders intervention, they often end up on the doorstep of Running Rebels – a local nonprofit that annually provides more than 2,500 at-risk youth with positive alternatives to violence, gangs and substance abuse.
For over a decade, Running Rebels has partnered with the Juvenile Court system to help youth as young as 12-years-old found with a firearm (or considered a Serious Chronic …