Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement
Education, Training and Credentials
Promote programs and initiatives to connect jobseekers with the skills, knowledge and credentials that eliminate barriers to obtaining and sustaining employment.
Support efficient, multi-modal transportation solutions to improve access between jobseekers and employment opportunities.
Justice System Involvement
Advocate for bipartisan solutions which remove employment barriers for jobseekers with nonviolent criminal records.
Learn more about expungement
Read AB 69 Expungement Reform
Promote strategies that attract and retain diverse employees in our community.
Read more about our Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement initiative.
Safe & Stable Homes
Right to Counsel
Advocate for local ordinances to establish a right to counsel for low-income tenants facing eviction.
Below is a toolkit that include contact information for the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, sample phone and email scripts, and more.
Right to Counsel Toolkit
Shelter Civic Response Team Recommendations
Support bipartisan legislative and fiscal policy recommendations to prevent homelessness in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Expansion of Tenant-Landlord Mediation Programs
Scale and sustain the successful Mediate Milwaukee model to resolve tenant/landlord disputes before they become evictions.
Read more about our Safe & Stable Homes initiative.
High Quality Schools
Scale the Community Schools model to increase access to high-quality educational opportunities and developmental resources for K12 students and their families.
US Full Service Community Schools Act 2021
Support legislative, fiscal and administrative policies which to maximize outcomes for schools, students and their families in all communities.
Insure all families have access to the Internet and digital devices (Techquity).
Read more about our Community Schools partnership.
Milwaukee Civic Response Team
Advance legislative and fiscal policies which drive our community’s recovery from COVID-19.
COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Package
Support and expand efforts that create greater community investment, volunteerism and civic engagement.
Child Tax Credit
Support for United Way Partner Agencies
Build local capacity to engage policymakers in efforts to improve the Health, Education and Financial Stability of our community.
Read our letter to Congress.