Living Local tells the stories that connect us in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington & Ozaukee Counties through interviews and personal testimony. Hosted by United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County staff and donors, we cover topics ranging from fatherhood to homelessness, volunteering to school readiness…and everything in between. Our communities’ toughest issues affect all of us because we are all connected. Have a listen. Join us. Live United.
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May 5, 2020
At United Way, we know that mental health support is key to ensuring everyone in our community can live a healthy and successful life.
Mental health support is at the core of every program and initiative at Meta House, which is funded in part by donations to United Way.
March 3, 2020
Recently, Katie Kuhn sat down with Samantha Mitchell, engagement manager of diversity and inclusion initiatives at United Way. Samantha spoke about how the Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement initiative, championed by the Diversity Leadership Society, adapted to the changes of the past year and found new and innovative ways to connect local individuals with meaningful employment opportunities. Samantha also celebrated the success of the 2020 Men's Job Seminar, which went virtual and had greater participation than ever before. Click the image above to hear the full conversation.
Learn more about the Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement initiative and United Way's Diversity Leadership Society.
Image: Two people joining hands. At United Way, we are proud of our strong partnerships with local nonprofits.
February 15, 2020
Black History is Milwaukee history, it’s Wisconsin history, it’s United Way history. This month and all year long, we celebrate and reflect on the significant achievements of African American individuals and organizations in our local community. At United Way we are fortunate to partner with local nonprofits with a rich history of serving Milwaukee’s communities of color. These organizations and the incredible individuals who lead them honor their rich legacies every day by continuing to fight for what’s right: a just, equitable, and thriving community for everyone in it. These are their stories.
January 26, 2020
Diversity. Equity...and inclusion. These words seem to be on the minds of leaders in every company, regardless of the industry. While organizations are attempting to create a better workplace culture for their employees, a term often lost in the weeds is dignity. Dignity is the right to be valued, treated with respect, and ultimately allowing a person to maintain a sense of pride and self-worth through various interactions. Dignity is a concept that exists within the intersections of diversity, equity, and inclusion
December 22, 2020
During this time of reflection, a lot of us are looking back on a year more challenging than any of us could have imagined.
Annually, United Way provides funding to hundreds of local programs that run the gamut from early childhood education to disabilities services to employment support to food security. In a normal year their work is astounding, and this year, when both need and uncertainty were higher than ever, our local nonprofit partners showed us all what it means to serve our community.
Octboer 7, 2020
Change. It’s the one word we all got to know a little bit better in 2020.
COVID19 has impacted all of our lives, but many members of our community were already struggling before the pandemic hit. Issues like housing instability, living paycheck to paycheck, and navigating serious health concerns were only amplified by COVID19. And the need keeps growing.
December 9, 2019
A few years ago, we shared a story about a man named John. John worked full time until his mother became ill, when he quit his job to care for her full time. Unfortunately, his employer also provided his health care coverage, and John was left without a lot of options for how to manage his diabetes.
October 21, 2019
Sensitivity warning: This podcast contains references to instances of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and violence. Please take whatever precautions necessary to protect yourself emotionally and psychologically.
August 29, 2019
United Way and our community partners have set a goal: end family homelessness by 2025.