Major grant from Kohl’s supports Milwaukee Urban League

8 Sep 2020 7:32 AM | Anonymous

One of Wisconsin’s largest corporations is making a significant donation to Milwaukee Urban League, one of the state’s oldest civil and equal rights organizations.

The $150,000 grant will support the education and employment programs that are the backbone of MUL’s efforts to create a more equitable and fairer Milwaukee and to create ways that empower communities and change lives.

“Kohl’s has been deeply rooted in its hometown of Milwaukee for decades and has a long history of helping families in our community,” said Marc Chini, Kohl’s chief people officer. “We are so pleased to begin our new partnership with Milwaukee Urban League, which is part of Kohl’s renewed commitment to help improve equity and economic empowerment for Black and Hispanic residents in underserved communities in Milwaukee. We are proud to support Milwaukee Urban League and many of our other partners who work to make a positive impact in the lives of families in the Milwaukee community.”

The grant provides support in three critical areas: funding for daily organizational operations; sponsorship of Milwaukee Urban Leagues’ now virtual Black and White Ball fundraiser; and assistance for MUL’s Munch and Learn program. The Munch and Learn Program provides healthy snacks and educational materials to students in three public schools Milwaukee Urban League partners with in the 53206 and 53212 zip codes. In the Spring of 2020, as schools moved to virtual learning platforms, the Munch and Learn program provided healthy snacks and educational support to more than 750 students and families at North Division High School, Auer Avenue Elementary School, and O.W. Holmes Elementary School. 

“Kohl’s has a reputation of supporting organizations that make a difference in Wisconsin,” said MUL president and CEO Dr. Eve M. Hall. “This grant provides critical support as we work during the pandemic to provide our youth and adult clients with the resources needed to thrive during these difficult times. We are grateful for Kohl’s generous support.”

Since 1919, Milwaukee has depended on Milwaukee Urban League to lead through education, employment, and advocacy to achieve economic vibrancy and equal access that empowers Milwaukee’s African-American and minority communities. With dozens of corporate and community-based partners, MUL assists hundreds of people each year who are working to improve their lives.

For more information on Milwaukee Urban League, visit the website at

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