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YouthBuild program tackles lack of low-income housing while giving opportunities to at-risk youth

Spectrum News spotlighted YouthBuild: A program in Milwaukee is working to help resolve two major challenges the city faces: a shortage of affordable housing for low-income families and a lack of opportunities for at-risk young adults.

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Employ Milwaukee receives $2.6 million grant to support local hospitality workforce

“Serve MKE represents a pivotal step towards improving job quality and economic mobility for hospitality workers in our community,” said Chytania Brown, president and chief executive officer of Employ Milwaukee. “For too long, essential jobs in the hospitality sector have been characterized by low wages, limited benefits, and minimal opportunities for advancement. Through Serve MKE, we aim to address these disparities and ensure that all hospitality workers have access to gainful, quality employment.”

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Employ Milwaukee receives $5 million grant to help train workers for high-demand jobs

Employ Milwaukee is the recipient of a $4.9 million Department of Labor “Building Pathways to Infrastructure” grant. The grant will allow Employ Milwaukee to launch a Skills to Build program, an initiative that will aim to prepare nearly 500 historically underserved individuals for high-demand infrastructure jobs. This training will take place over the next five years throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

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Inmates take welding course to help get jobs post-incarceration

Employ Milwaukee and the Milwaukee County Community Reintegration Center is offering a new program for inmates to help them gain skills to get a trades job once their sentences are over.

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More workers using FlexRide Milwaukee to get to work: How the low-cost option is expanding

Dave Steele with MobiliSE joins Millie Coby with Employ Milwaukee on TMJ4 to talk about FlexRide Milwaukee expanding and a new free option for working parents.

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FlexRide Milwaukee offering new ride share program for working parents

FlexRide, which is an on-demand transportation service, has launched a new program."FlexRide for Working Parents" is the expansion. The expanded service will help Milwaukee adults and their children get to work and daycare without barriers.

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'Everybody wanted to work, but no one knew what you needed to do in order to keep the job': Camp RISE prepares Milwaukee youth for next steps

CBS 58 highlights the success of Camp RISE, a Milwaukee program focusing on preparing youth for employment, with most attention going to money management and soft skills, like preparation, conversation and conflict resolution.

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EveryoneOn Partner and Employ Milwaukee CEO, Chytania Brown, Shares How the Pandemic Shaped Her Leadership of Milwaukee’s Digital Revolution

The pandemic forced nonprofit leaders to navigate uncharted waters. Times like those are often when leaders make their best decisions. That’s how Chytania Brown, CEO of Employ Milwaukee, got involved in digital inclusion work and ultimately led citywide digital programs.

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Camp Rise program helping Milwaukee's youth give back to community

Dozens of Milwaukee boys got to work painting a new mural going up in the Amani neighborhood. They are a part of Camp Rise, an Earn and Learn initiative developed by the City of Milwaukee, Employ Milwaukee, Voices of the Elders, and Milwaukee Public Schools.

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'Camp Rise' youth employment program kicks off 2nd year

Summer break is in full swing for kids in Milwaukee, and now, a youth employment program is kicking off its second year of work. Employ Milwaukee's Camp Rise offers kids ages 10-13 paid work experience.City officials say they hope this will make a big difference in young people's futures.

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First Day of Camp Rise 2023 in Milwaukee Brings Kids and Mentors Together

This morning, the inauguration of the second year of Camp RISE took place.Chytania Brown, President & CEO of Employ Milwaukee, welcomed everyone present. “It’s hard to find in this country a program that focuses on workforce development that starts with youth as young as ten,” she stated.

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Milwaukee's Camp RISE gives kids opportunity to earn and learn from mentors

This week, hundreds of youth will take part in the free seven-week summer camp, which pays Milwaukee kids 10-13 $200 a week. Students take field trips to different businesses; participate in career exploration; clean up parks; do teamwork drills; receive mentoring throughout the community; and get to spend time with leaders like the mayor!

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Milwaukee is receiving $2 million to build a water utility workforce to address vacancies and more quickly tackle replacement of lead lines

Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Mayor Cavalier Johnson announced a $2 million federal investment in Milwaukee's water utilities workforce. Employ Milwaukee will support efforts to build a more equitable workforce and address critical labor shortages through training and development in the plumbing and construction trades at Milwaukee Water Works.

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Employ Milwaukee’s Digital Literacy Lab bridges the gap between digital literacy

Thanks to Kohl’s and other sponsors, Employ Milwaukee’s Digital Literacy Lab is bridging the gap between digital literacy. This program is a real game-changer for keeping up with this digital world we live in.

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Employ Milwaukee highlighted in Kohl's ESG Report

Kohl's has been a generous donor to Employ Milwaukee for several years now. Kohl's supports the Digital Literacy Lab, a program that works to further advance and scale DEI efforts by enhancing Basic IT skills training, device distribution, access to affordable and reliable internet, and expansion of a virtual service delivery platform. You can read more the partnership on pages 51-56 of the report.

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Milwaukee workforce forum highlights employer resources and success stories

Employ Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) organized the "Winning with Wisconsin's Workforce" event. It was an opportunity for local employers to connect with workers, and learn about resources to help their businesses.

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