Emerging Leaders

Join us to learn more about The March on Milwaukee

On Wednesday, October 28 at 4:00pm, Emerging Leaders will host their fall leadership panel with Adam Carr, Deputy Editor for Community Engagement of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, and Dr. Robert S. Smith, History Professor at Marquette University, for a critical Milwaukee history lesson and discussion. Dr. Robert Smith and Adam Carr came together as part of the 50th anniversary of the open housing marches in 2016.

Milwaukee's NAACP Youth Council marched for 200 consecutive nights for an open housing law that was passed in 1968. This engaging discussion will cover the inequities and discrimination that lead to these marches and the impact of that law and the inequities that still exist today. Attendees will be able to ask questions and will be given tools and resources on how they too can be advocates for change.

Learn more and register.

Mini Photo Sessions

Please join Emerging Leaders and Front Room Studios for Charity Days! Get ready for those holiday photos with outdoor mini sessions on November 13 at Cardinal Stritch University and November 14 at Carroll University. Each session will be $50 and all proceeds will go back to United Way. Digital files and prints are purchased a la carte. Social distancing and masks will make this a safe opportunity for all involved.

Register for November 13.

Register for November 14.

Retire United

Lunch & Learn

As a valued leadership donor we invite you to join us for the second of a three-part informational series of webcasts addressing United Way's current work in our community.

Lunch & Learn: COVID-19: Addressing the Physical, Mental, and Social Impacts of Living through a Pandemic will take place Wednesday, November 18 from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Topics will include:
  • Stay Current: United Way's response to COVID-19 in our community
  • Stay Healthy: Best practices to mitigate COVID-19 risk and prepare for this flu season
  • Stay Stable: Recognizing and responding to mental health challenges from living in isolation
  • Stay Strong: The importance of investing in social determinants of health
Learn more and register.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the first session. If you missed the presentation, you can watch the recordings here. If you'd like to learn more about the second session on Wednesday, October 28, click here.

Special thanks to Retire United whose mission includes ensuring donors are educated about our community's most pressing issues.

Technology United

Member Connect

It's your last chance to join Technology United tonight from 4:30pm to 6:00pm to network with technology professionals and hear from Paul Batz, CEO and founder of Good Leadership, on the topic: How CIOs Transform their Enterprises with the Idea: Goodness Pays. Attendees will also have the chance to win a prize pack from Good Leadership, including four of their books. Don't miss out. Register now!

This event will be hosted on Zoom and will be recorded. When registering for the event, please provide the email address associated with the Zoom account you will use to login to the event.

Learn more and register.

Questions? Contact Brea Stevenson at 414.263.8163 or bstevenson@unitedwaygmwc.org.

Hour of Code

Technology United would like to encourage tech professionals to consider participating in Milwaukee’s Hour of Code, brought to you by NEWaukee and MKE Tech Hub Coalition. The MKE Tech Hub Coalition is inviting area companies, nonprofit organizations and schools to participate in a regional challenge of teaching an hour of code to local students during Computer Science Week: December 7–13, 2020. Resources are available to help make this a simple and fun volunteer opportunity.

Learn more and register.

Diversity Leadership Society

Bridging Barriers Virtual Event

United Way in partnership with the Milwaukee Business Journal is hosting a webinar on October 28 from 8:30am to 9:30am about our work in Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement.

During the webinar, hosted by Jasmine M. Johnson of ManpowerGroup and Kira LaFond of the Milwaukee Business Journal, viewers will hear from newly funded agency partners Employ Milwaukee and The Regional Transit Leadership Council (MetroGO), Judge Derek Mosley, and Shannon Reed and Samantha Mitchell of United Way.

Learn more and register.

Success Starts Here! Virtual Men's Job Seminar

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, ManpowerGroup, and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County will partner to present three virtual workshops for local men looking to develop skills and prepare for the next steps in their employment journey. These events are a follow up to the 5th annual Success Starts Here! 2020 Virtual Men’s Seminar, held this year on September 9.

Job experts from Goodwill’s Workforce Connection Center and Goodwill TalentBridge, in collaboration with United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and ManpowerGroup, will present on important career-related topics including: "Building your Resume" (October 14), "Virtual Interview Preparation" (November 17), and "Success in Work" (December 9).

To register for the workshops, visit the event page.


Volunteer to Support Agencies Ending Family Homelessness

To offer our valued volunteers and donors a variety of options in these uncertain times LINC is organizing various virtual and in person opportunities at our shelter partners on October 29. Opportunities include picking up donations, doing yard work, serving a meal, and painting.

Women United

Women United Bruncheon Recap

Thank you to those that joined us at our virtual Women United Bruncheon earlier this month, with special guest Suzanne McCormick, U.S. President of United Way Worldwide. To watch the program, click here.

Special congratulations to our 2020 Linda T. Mellowes Woman Leader of the Year award winner: Thelma A. Sias. View Thelma's award presentation here.

Thank you to everyone that purchased an eviction prevention kit. We sold 77 kits during the bruncheon. There’s still time to donate. Click here to purchase a kit.

Special thanks to our event sponsor, Advocate Aurora Health!

Additional Ways to Make An Impact

In 2020, we celebrate the faces of change. You are invited to be part of our United Way 2020 Community Campaign. Record a video on your phone sharing why you support United Way. Learn more.

Learn how you can improve our community for generations to come by joining the Legacy Society. Support your community for generations to come and create your will for free by using www.freewill.com/unitedway.

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