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Gov. Evers, U.S. Sen. Baldwin Announce Wisconsin’s Official Selection as a Tech Hub, Unlocking $49 Million to Grow Biohealth Economy and Create Jobs

July, 2024

Employ Milwaukee will be partnering in a new Biohealth Tech Hub initiative made possible by Gov. Evers and Sen. Baldwin.

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Wisconsin Biohealth Tech Hub wins share of $504 million from Biden administration

July, 2024

The Wisconsin Biohealth Tech Hub is projected to create 30,000 personalized medicine jobs and 111,000 indirect jobs in Wisconsin in the first 10 years, and spur $9 billion in economic development across the state.

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Camp RISE AI Workshop

Camp RISE students take part in AI workshop

July, 2024

HumanSkills.AI facilitated a workshop where campers created photos, music, and wrote stories, with an overall goal of emphasizing how human creativity and AI can go hand in hand. Bbecause AI isn't going away, the sooner young people can learn how to work with the tool, the more effective it will be.

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Camp RISE at City Hall

Hundreds of Milwaukee kids are getting paid to explore careers and do community service. Here's how

June, 2024

On Tuesday morning, hundreds of Camp Rise students gathered at Milwaukee's City Hall to receive a warm welcoming from Mayor Cavalier Johnson. The free six-week camp provides Milwaukee youth with safe spaces to explore career interests, learn new life skills and partake in community service.

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Bucks Reintegration Graduation

'A second chance at life': Bucks help make graduation possible for 6 inmates who say they strive to do better

April, 2024

CBS 58 News spotlighted partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks: A new six-month program in collaboration with Employ Milwaukee, Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee County Community Reintegration Center gives incarcerated individuals opportunity to work for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Building Futures Students

Building Futures helps young people gain skills, achieve dreams

April, 2024

For a decade, Employ Milwaukee has provided resources, guidance and training to hundreds of students to attain fulfilling and in-demand jobs. For kids who need resources beyond their homes, Employ Milwaukee started Building Futures.

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

April, 2024

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

February, 2024

“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

February, 2024

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

November, 2023

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

October, 2023

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

September, 2023

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

August, 2023

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

August, 2023

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

July, 2023

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

June, 2023

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

June, 2023

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

June, 2023

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

May, 2023

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

April, 2023

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

April, 2023

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

March, 2023

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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