• 9 Sep 2019 11:57 AM | Anonymous

    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.

    For additional information contact: Milwaukee Urban League

    Aaron Bledsoe, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

    Email: abledsoe@tmul.org

    Phone: 414-374-5850 ext. 121

  • 22 Jan 2018 4:08 AM | Anonymous

    Milwaukee Urban League’s Response to Charlottesville, VA

    Photo Credit Jim Bourg, ReutersPhoto: Jim Bourg / Reuters

    The events of Charlottesville are a heavy and troubling reminder of the racism and intolerance for differences that still exist in this country. While the vision of violence and loss of life stays vividly in our minds and hearts, let it drive all of us who believe in equity and quality of life for all into a new effort of collaboration between all sectors and races.

    The fact is, we are an interdependent society whose individual successes and failures directly and indirectly impact every citizen. The National Urban League and its local affiliates such as the Milwaukee Urban League are committed to advocating for social justice, access, and opportunities on a number of platforms essential to a strong America; 

    1. jobs and the economy
    2. small business and entrepreneurship
    3. education and children
    4. affordable housing
    5. home ownership and asset building
    6. health
    7. justice, voting and civic engagement. 
    It is critical that leaders across all sectors work together to create a civil and respectful environment that will stimulate and encourage positive discussions and interactions on all of these fronts.

    A divisive community is not a positive community and it serves no one. The Milwaukee Urban League is not intolerant; it welcomes people of all races and cultures. This ideology contributes to our collaborative efforts to work with everyone who has positive ideas of how we can co-exist as a people and move forward as a society. We must create policies that not only serve our interests, but also mirror our values in order to achieve a more peaceful, equitable nation.

    The goal of the hate groups that staged a protest in Charlottesville, VA last weekend was to infuse fear, but just the opposite happened. A young woman, Heather Heyer gave her life for peace and justice and the outpouring of love that came from her sacrifice is truly remarkable. And this event, in all likelihood, buoyed city officials in several states to remove confederate statues from display. This is what overcoming fear can do.

    So as we move forward with a renewed strength and vigor to remove the scourge of bigotry from our society, let us keep in mind that this country was founded in an era of perceived racial inferiority. That is a true part of our history and the truth never changes. That does not mean, however, we cannot create a more peace-loving, non-violent, society where equality reigns.

    Submitted by,

    Eve M. Hall, Ph.D.

    President and CEO

    Milwaukee Urban League

Call Us: 414.374.5850

Milwaukee Urban League

435 W. North Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53212

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