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United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County


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Issue Area
Agency Program Partner, Health, Healthy Youth Initiative, Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement
Attendant Referral Program, Diversity and Inclusion, Youth Leadership Program

A United Way partner since 1985.

Funded Program

Attendant Referral Program: Helps people with disabilities increase their skills by working with a personal care attendant to maximize independence at home. (Health)

Diversity and Inclusion: Independence First proposes to obtain internal training and external recruitment to be a lead agency exemplifying diversity and inclusion. The agency's mission is to be inclusive for people with disabilities in the community. The intersection of this with racial diversity is important to foster through education, training, and recruitment. Internal training programs would open advancement opportunities inside the organization for a diverse population who has not had opportunities for training and advancement in the past. (Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement​​​​​​​)

Youth Leadership Program: Adapts and pilots MPC curriculum for young people with disabilities in the Milwaukee area. A goal of this partnership is to submit the adapted curricula to the authors of MPC for approval, support and dissemination to other communities. (Healthy Youth Initiative)

Contact Information

540 South First Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204