Spectrum today announced The Milwaukee Urban League has been awarded a $25,000 Spectrum Digital Education Grant for its Digital S.O.S. program, as part of a $5 million national commitment to digital education in Spectrum communities across the country.
“We are proud to support The Milwaukee Urban League, whose Digital S.O.S. program will help further our mission to provide families and seniors in the Milwaukee area with the necessary tools to grow and prosper in the digital age,” said Rahman Khan, Vice President of Community Impact for Charter Communications, Inc.
The funding from Spectrum’s Digital Education Grant creates a mobile computer lab that supports the Milwaukee Urban League’s efforts to offer employment and education services at churches, schools and community engagement events. With a new mobile lab, the organization can now showcase program offerings at off-site education workshops, senior living facilities, employment fairs, conferences, and utilize the mobile lab during its annual Youth Summit.
“This generous grant from Spectrum helps the Milwaukee Urban League bridge the invisible – but very real – digital divide across parts of Milwaukee’s African-American community,” said Dr. Eve M. Hall, President and, CEO of Milwaukee Urban League. “We will now be able to share important information about our successful education and workforce development programs, helping more individuals improve their lives.”
Spectrum Digital Education Grants is Charter’s philanthropic initiative supporting nonprofit organizations that help local community members improve their lives through digital education. This support includes financial and technology grants, PSAs and technical assistance for local nonprofit organizations. In 2019, the company received more than 200 eligible applications and awarded grants to 31 organizations across 13 states. Since the inception of Spectrum Digital Education in 2017, the company has awarded 71 financial and technology grants to local nonprofits in 41 communities.
Charter Communications, through its Spectrum brand, is committed to improving communities and impacting lives where our customers and employees live and work. More information on Spectrum Digital Education and Charter’s other signature program, Spectrum Housing Assist — a commitment to engage employees and community volunteers to improve 50,000 homes by 2020 — is available at communityimpact.spectrum.com.
Spectrum is a suite of advanced broadband services offered by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Spectrum provides a full range of services, including Spectrum TV®, Spectrum Internet®, Spectrum Voice®, and Spectrum Mobile™. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to small and medium sized business organizations, including Internet access, business telephone, and TV services. Spectrum Enterprise is a national provider of scalable, fiber-based technology solutions serving many of America's largest businesses and communications service providers. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach® brand. Charter’s news and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand. More information about Spectrum can be found at spectrum.com.
About Milwaukee Urban League
The Milwaukee Urban League was founded in 1919 and is one of the oldest Urban League affiliates in the country. Its mission is to empower communities and change lives by creating economic equity and vibrancy through education and employment, especially in Milwaukee’s African-American community.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski brought Governor Evers’ Retirement Security Task Force to Milwaukee today to hear directly from small business owners and individuals about the barriers they face in saving for a financially secure retirement. The listening session took place at the Milwaukee Urban League in Milwaukee, with a formal task force meeting taking place afterwards. This is part of a broader effort by the State Treasurer to hear directly from Wisconsinites on what can be done to address the retirement crisis.
“Before we can truly develop solutions as a task force, we need to hear from Wisconsinites first-hand on the challenges they face when it comes to saving for a financially secure retirement,” said Treasurer Godlewski. “People work their entire lives and deserve the chance to not have to worry about going into poverty later in life.”
In addition to in-person testimonies, the agenda for the task force meeting included a presentation on a poll of 501 Wisconsin small business owners by AARP Wisconsin. Key findings from their report show that 70% of small business owners think more should be done to encourage Wisconsin residents to save for retirement, and 80% agree retirement savings options help small business attract employees and stay competitive.
“Our small business owners employ nearly half the workforce here in Wisconsin,” said Treasurer Godlewski, “So when they are concerned about their personal savings and their employees, we need to step up to the plate and offer solutions that work for them.”
Hard-working Wisconsinites deserve peace of mind when it comes time to retire, and we risk the long-term financial health of our state if no action is taken. Leading the Retirement Security Task Force, State Treasurer Godlewski is working to build a greater understanding of the challenges people face and bring pragmatic solutions to the table. The Task Force will be presenting their report to the Governor’s office in August.
Sold-out 60th annual event honors community activists, philanthropists and corporations
(Milwaukee, WI | December 3, 2019) The Milwaukee Urban League caps its’ 100th anniversary celebration on December 11, 2019 with the annual Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon at the Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202. The sold-out event honors some of Milwaukee’s strongest advocates of equity and equality in corporate and nonprofit fields.
During the luncheon, there will also be a panel of Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee members discussing strategies and intentional outreach being done to engage communities of color and other underrepresented communities during the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
Each year, Milwaukee Urban League hosts the equal Opportunity Day Luncheon to renew its commitment to providing programs and services for those who seek opportunities for an improved quality of life. Guests come from across the political, social, and economic spectrum to celebrate diversity and inclusion, and to hear from leaders who are making an impact in the community. The Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon also honors individuals and organizations who champion equity and equality, and who advocate on behalf of the underserved and reflect MUL’s mission of “Empowering Communities and Changing Lives.”
The Milwaukee Urban League was founded in 1919 and is one of the oldest Urban League affiliates in the country. MUL focuses on developing successful workforce development and education programs that promote economic vibrancy in Milwaukee’s African-American community.
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Dr. Eve M. Hall joined local non-profit and political leaders to provide insight on Milwaukee’s urban growth and development as part of a live, statewide radio broadcast on Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.
WTMJ 2020 – a live broadcast of WTMJ-AM – was a daylong look at a variety of topics important to Milwaukee and Wisconsin, including transportation, education, politics, sports, and public safety. During the “Urban Hour”, panelists discussed topics such as vacant sites, downtown rejuvenation vs. urban decay, transportation, education, and more. Other participants on the urban growth and development panel included Milwaukee Aldermen Cavalier Johnson and Michael Murphy, as well as Keith Stanley, Executive Director of Near Westside Partners, Inc.
The Milwaukee Urban League, founded in 1919, works to empower communities and change lives through a series of workforce development and education programs designed to create economic vibrancy in Milwaukee’s African-American community.
Milwaukee WI, September 25, 2019: Dozens of medical and educational professionals and physicians from the Medical College of Wisconsin joined the Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) at a special reception on September 5th in celebration of the 100th anniversary of MUL. The event was co-hosted by MCW Provost and Executive Vice President Joseph Kerschner, MD and Gregory M. Wesley, JD, Senior Vice-President Strategic Alliances and Business Development.
The proceeds help support MUL’s education and employment programs which promote economic vibrancy for hundreds of Milwaukee area residents every year.
“Partnerships like those with the Medical College of Wisconsin are critical as the Milwaukee Urban League continues to work to empower communities and change lives,” said Dr. Eve M. Hall, President & CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League. “Our programs provide job placement for the current workforce and fund educational programs to assist future workers and leaders. Working together, we make the community better. We are appreciative of the many individuals who generously support the Milwaukee Urban League.”
The 100 Medical Professionals for 100 Years event is one in a series of receptions where diverse groups of community leaders are lending their support to the Milwaukee Urban League as it celebrates 100 years of service.
The Milwaukee Urban League has a goal of raising $1 million by the end of 2019 to celebrate its centennial year. Individuals with questions may contact Tangela Wilson, Organization Support and Special Projects Manager, at 414-374-5343. Donations may also be made on MUL’s website, donate here.
Milwaukee, WI, September 5, 2019: This week, the Milwaukee Urban League welcomed hundreds of students back-to-school at two Milwaukee Public Schools’ elementary schools. Team MUL participated in welcome back rallies at Auer Avenue School and Oliver Wendell Holmes School. This is the first year Auer Avenue School is working with the Milwaukee Urban League as part of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County’s Community Schools Partnership program. MUL also participates in the Community Schools program with North Division High School. Oliver Wendell Holmes is a multi-year participant in MUL’s Project Ready: STEM, a science education-based program initiative from the National Urban League and sponsored locally by GE Healthcare.
“Our involvement in the city’s 53206 Initiative is what makes MUL’s connection to MPS and our education programming so cohesive,” said MUL President and CEO Dr. Eve M. Hall. “MUL partners with Auer Avenue, Holmes, and North Division High School to provide STEM programming, as well as college and career readiness programs.”
In addition to the welcome back-to-school rallies, the Milwaukee Urban League also hosted several events to collect school supplies and backpacks that were donated to students at Holmes, Auer Avenue and other schools in the 53206 neighborhood.
The Milwaukee Urban League was founded in 1919 and is one of the oldest National Urban League affiliates in the country. The MUL focuses on educational and workforce development programs to promote and create economic vibrancy. The goals of MUL are to empower communities and change lives.
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