Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Emerging Leader Council member
Over 100 volunteers and families from the 4-county region helped make an impact towards improving academic success during United Way’s Day of Action on June 19.
The Emerging Leaders Council coordinated this year’s event with the corporate sponsorship of my employer, Godfrey & Kahn S.C. In support of Milwaukee Succeeds, this year’s event took place at COA Youth & Family Centers, Goldin Center and focused on literacy and education.
Volunteers, Emerging Leader Council members, families, friends and community members helped complete a variety of projects:
- Assembling 1000 Education kits to be distributed to youth participating in United Way funded programs
- Created an outdoor classroom for Auer Avenue School in Milwaukee
- Planted six community garden beds for COA’s “Goldin Growers” program
- Installed two Little Free Libraries
The weather that day was amazing, and after completing all the projects all the volunteers took a break to enjoy a picnic near our newly planted gardens.
If you didn’t have the opportunity to join us for United Way’s Day of Action this year, there are a number of additional volunteer opportunities you can check out.
Finally, I encourage all potential emerging leaders - those of us in our 20s, 30s and 40s - to consider joining the United Way Emerging Leaders.
Watch video of volunteers in action.