From United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County


Introducing Technology United!

It’s official: IT United, the United Way donor network of technology professionals making a difference in our community through giving, volunteerism, and advocacy, will now be known as Technology United.

John Dunn of GE Healthcare, a Technology United co-chair, explains the name change and how the network’s broadened focus will result in greater impact around their passion: exposing local students to careers in technology.

Click here to read John’s Voices United blog post and check out Technology United’s new video.

Another February blog highlighted United Way’s response to extreme winter weather and other urgent needs. Read it here.

The Next Generation

Jobs in the technology field are growing, but as these jobs continue to grow, the workforce skilled enough to take these jobs are decreasing. The same can be said for trade jobs.

So how do we build a workforce that is ready to take on these positions? What can we do today to support our next generation?

We discuss this and more in our February edition of Living Local, a United Way podcast brought to you by HSA Bank. Click here to listen.


Appreciating Teachers

On January 21, United Way volunteers celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by packing teacher appreciation kits, writing notes of encouragement, and decorating banners with words of gratitude and support. Kits were distributed to schools in Milwaukee and Waukesha County. Thank you to ManpowerGroup for sponsoring this event.

Check out the photos! And click here to find your perfect volunteer project.

Survey Says...

We want you to be part of the conversation.

In February we asked: How does technology help you give back to your community?

Our Favorite February response: Technology helps me learn about events in my community and further share that information with my neighbors. I also share on social media when there are opportunities to volunteer, and when I am doing volunteering so people ask questions about the event or my actions so I can share my enthusiasm for helping. Technology also allows me to work from remote places. - Meg

In March, we will be focusing on Literacy. We want to know:

What is your favorite book? Why do you love it?

Click here to share your response. Watch for some of your answers in next month’s News & Notes.

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Mary Lou’s Closet: Toothbrushes & Toothpaste Drive
February - March 2019
Donate new toothbrushes and toothpaste for kids at Milwaukee Community Schools! Mary Lou’s Closet is an ongoing donation supply drive celebrating former United Way CEO Mary Lou Young and her passion for serving local youth. Donations can be dropped off at United Way’s Johnson Controls Volunteer Center. Learn more.

Apply for Project LEAD
Deadline: Friday, March 1
Applications are open now for Project LEAD, a 7-week training that prepares community members for leadership roles on nonprofit boards and committees. Click here to apply. Thank you to Johnson Controls for sponsoring this program!

Diversity Leadership Society & Policy Committee Community Forum
Friday, March 15, 11:00am
The Diversity Leadership Society and United Way’s Policy Committee are hosting a Community Forum with Senator Alberta Darling and State Representative Evan Goyke about their bipartisan expungement reform legislation. This event is open to the public. Register now.

WI Homestead Credit VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program
United Way is working with the Social Development Commission to recruit and train volunteers to assist in providing free tax services. The Johnson Controls Volunteer Center will be a site for free tax prep for the Wisconsin Homestead Credit. Volunteer as a client intake specialist or client tax preparer.

VITA Super Saturday
Saturday, March 23, 9:00am-2:00pm
Help us celebrate Super Saturday, an event that welcomes the community to United Way to receive free tax prep and a variety of other services. Volunteers are needed to welcome and direct guests and assist with lunch. Learn more and register to volunteer.

Show Some Love for Zablocki Community School
Saturday, March 23 10:00am-2:00pm; Wednesday, March 27 2:30pm-4:30pm
Support Zablocki Community School on Saturday, March 23 or Wednesday, March 27 in helping to promote student enrollment and recruitment by canvassing local neighborhoods and speaking to families about all the great things happening at this amazing school! Learn more and sign up.

Partnership MKE Applications Now Open
Deadline: Friday, June 14
Built on the legacy of The Mosaic Project, Partnership MKE, in collaboration with the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, aims to break down barriers and destroy bias by pairing community leaders across lines of race, age, religion, sexual orientation, and culture. Learn more and apply here.

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