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By Britney Donald
The Milwaukee Urban League’s goal is to empower youth and adults by giving them the tools and resources necessary to transition into a working member of society.
The Milwaukee Urban League is a nonprofit organization that began in 1919.
The organization not only reached out to African American youth and adults but anyone of color.
What makes the Milwaukee Urban League unique is the fact that they are one of the oldest urban leagues in the country.
Located in New York City, the National Urban League was founded in 1910 by African …
Now in its 29th year, the annual Black & White Ball proved to be a huge financial success, raising nearly $307,000 in net proceeds to support the work and the programs of the Milwaukee Urban League.
The ball is the organization’s signature fundraiser, having generated more than $4.8 million over nearly three decades. The Milwaukee Urban League is now in its 95th year of operation.
Eighteen major sponsors provided early and substantial support for this year’s event which welcomed a crowd of nearly 800 guests to the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Five companies …
The Milwaukee Urban League hosted its annual National Achievers Society Youth Induction Ceremony on Monday, May 12, 2014 at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM), 2200 East Kenwood Boulevard, from 5:30-7:30pm. The National Achievers Society (NAS) is a key component of the League’s Education and Training Initiatives.
The purpose of the NAS induction is to promote, encourage and recognize all students for their academic achievement and continuing education.
The event is a catalyst that will bring together a diverse group of parents, families, friends and sponsors to celebrate the students for their …
Record-breaking funds came from individuals, foundations & corporations
The Milwaukee Urban League’s 28th Annual Black & White Ball proved to be a record-breaking night. The event exceeded $400,000 net proceeds for the first time by raising more than $408,000 to support League programs.
A record 19 major sponsors provided early and substantial support for this year’s event which welcomed a crowd of more than 800 guests. And, six companies presented special gifts to the Milwaukee Urban League during the ball, bringing in another record $250,000 in ball funds.
“This year’s support for the …
The Milwaukee Urban League Guild held its 2nd Annual Chili-Taste event last Saturday, April 6 at Garfield’s 502 located at 502 W. Garfield in Milwaukee. The event is a fundraiser for the Guild and features some of the best chili recipes in town. Pictured above with their individual pots of chili are from (l to r): Ingrid Jackson with Ingrid’s Spicy Chili, Candice Woodring with Montine’s Chili and Stephanie Archia with her special White Chili. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
City of Milwaukee Treasurer Spencer Coggs announced this week that he has donated $19,680 to 10 community organizations in the City of Milwaukee. Coggs, who was elected City Treasurer last spring, learned that by law he could continue to serve as a Wisconsin State Senator while holding the position of City Treasurer. By retaining the State Senate seat, the Senate Democrats kept the majority for the remainder of 2012. However, prior to his election as City Treasurer, Coggs committed to the voters that he would give the take home pay …
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The Milwaukee Urban League hosted its 53rd Annual Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon recently at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. The annual event was chartered through the National Urban League to promote equality and diverse economics among a wide range of ethnic communities to stimulate and support help and growth. This year’s event featured Maggie Anderson as the keynote speaker, who talked about her book, ‘Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy’. Also, as shown above MillerCoors presented the Urban League with a …
The Milwaukee Urban League is asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to take a closer look at the impacts a proposed $1 billion off-reservation casino in Kenosha, WI will have on Milwaukee’s minority community.
The federal government recently issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) which analyzes the impacts the proposed casino may have on the community and region. However, according to the Urban League, the FEIS fails to properly examine the impacts the project will have on Milwaukee and its’ minority community.
“…it appears the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) …
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The Milwaukee Urban League is pleased to announce that Vanessa Claypool has been selected as its new Program Administrator and Chief Operating Officer. Vanessa began her duties on September 4, 2012 and will be responsible for supervising League programs and managing the day-to-day internal operations. Ms. Claypool said “My passion is to utilize my gifts and keen awareness of the challenges facing our community; to deliver quality services to youth and families within the city of Milwaukee; and to make a positive impact and see lives change” .
Vanessa has a …