A New Begininng
When war broke out in Ukraine in February 2022, Yevhan S. knew it wouldn’t end quickly, as many had initially predicted. Fortunately, Yevhan's parents had moved to Milwaukee in 2000, and Yevhan and his family were able to move here as well. Yevhan was able to find support through BankWork$.
Camp RISE Spotlight: Jace W.
Last summer, Jace had the opportunity to learn and grow at Camp RISE, Employ Milwaukee's summer career exploration program. Jace enjoyed his time at camp, especially being able to work within the neighborhood, doing things like community clean-ups. “I liked helping the community," he said.
Kinship Community Food Center
There’s something to be said about how a genuine moment, like preparing a meal, can evolve into an exchange of stories, ideas, trust, and cooperation. In the instance of the Food Center Training program at Kinship Community Food Center, these experiences go far beyond the kitchen.
How Yesenia Delgado Found Her Place in the Banking Industry
“I always had this goal of wanting to work at a bank. I thought it would require a college degree, but it turns out I was wrong." Yesenia said about her experience with BankWork$, “On the other side is a successful life and career.”
A Sweet Partnership
Kimberly Hall built her successful business from her incredible work ethic and a passion for baking. With the help of her incredible skillful transitions employees, she can keep her bakery doors open while creating gorgeous— and delicious— cakes for clients all over Milwaukee!
The desire for gainful employment transcends race, color, gender, creed, and circumstance. This is especially true for returning citizens who are looking to get re-acclimated into the community. Charles Dickerson is just one example of a justice-involved individual Employ Milwaukee's Reentry Service team was able to assist.
Manufacturing Month Spotlight: Husco International
Like many manufacturers in southeast Wisconsin, Husco faced a workforce shortage. When Husco leadership heard about Afghan refugees settling in Milwaukee, they put together a recruitment strategy to recruit them for production job openings.
Camp RISE Spotlight: Ricky S.
"I learned how to be a man. Be respectful, never look down, keep going– try and try and try again," Ricky S., age 11, said of his time at Camp RISE. Not only did Ricky have the opportunity to earn his first paycheck, but he also built great friendships with fellow campers and created life long memories last summer!