• 6 Dec 2019 9:18 AM | Anonymous

    Sold-out 60th annual event honors community activists, philanthropists and corporations

    (Milwaukee, WI | December 3, 2019) The Milwaukee Urban League caps its’ 100th anniversary celebration on December 11, 2019 with the annual Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon at the Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202. The sold-out event honors some of Milwaukee’s strongest advocates of equity and equality in corporate and nonprofit fields.

    Honorees include:

    • Whitney M. Young, Jr. Legacy Award honorees – former broadcast journalist Mike Gousha and McArthur (Mac) Weddle, retired executive of Northcott Neighborhood House. This award is the MUL’s highest level of appreciation and honors the former National Urban League president and civil rights leader who dedicated his life to achieving access and equity for African Americans
    • Corporate Support – GE Healthcare
    • Philanthropic Leadership – Bader Philanthropies
    • Be the Change Emerging Leadership – State Representative Kalan Haywood II
    • Young Professionals on the Move 20 Year Celebration – Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals
    • Education Collaborative – M-cubed Collaborative: Dr. Vicki J. Martin (Milwaukee Area Technical College); Dr. Keith P. Posley (Milwaukee Public Schools); Dr. Mark A. Mone (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
    • Economic Development – Donsia Strong Hill, J.D., MPA; LISC Milwaukee

    During the luncheon, there will also be a panel of Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee members discussing strategies and intentional outreach being done to engage communities of color and other underrepresented communities during the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

    Each year, Milwaukee Urban League hosts the equal Opportunity Day Luncheon to renew its commitment to providing programs and services for those who seek opportunities for an improved quality of life. Guests come from across the political, social, and economic spectrum to celebrate diversity and inclusion, and to hear from leaders who are making an impact in the community. The Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon also honors individuals and organizations who champion equity and equality, and who advocate on behalf of the underserved and reflect MUL’s mission of “Empowering Communities and Changing Lives.”

    The Milwaukee Urban League was founded in 1919 and is one of the oldest Urban League affiliates in the country. MUL focuses on developing successful workforce development and education programs that promote economic vibrancy in Milwaukee’s African-American community.

  • 2 Oct 2019 1:10 PM | Anonymous

    Dr. Eve M. Hall joined local non-profit and political leaders to provide insight on Milwaukee’s urban growth and development as part of a live, statewide radio broadcast on Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

    WTMJ 2020 – a live broadcast of WTMJ-AM – was a daylong look at a variety of topics important to Milwaukee and Wisconsin, including transportation, education, politics, sports, and public safety. During the “Urban Hour”, panelists discussed topics such as vacant sites, downtown rejuvenation vs. urban decay, transportation, education, and more. Other participants on the urban growth and development panel included Milwaukee Aldermen Cavalier Johnson and Michael Murphy, as well as Keith Stanley, Executive Director of Near Westside Partners, Inc.

    The Milwaukee Urban League, founded in 1919, works to empower communities and change lives through a series of workforce development and education programs designed to create economic vibrancy in Milwaukee’s African-American community.

  • 25 Sep 2019 1:29 PM | Anonymous

    Milwaukee WI, September 25, 2019: Dozens of medical and educational professionals and physicians from the Medical College of Wisconsin joined the Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) at a special reception on September 5th in celebration of the 100th anniversary of MUL. The event was co-hosted by MCW Provost and Executive Vice President Joseph Kerschner, MD and Gregory M. Wesley, JD, Senior Vice-President Strategic Alliances and Business Development.

    The proceeds help support MUL’s education and employment programs which promote economic vibrancy for hundreds of Milwaukee area residents every year.

    “Partnerships like those with the Medical College of Wisconsin are critical as the Milwaukee Urban League continues to work to empower communities and change lives,” said Dr. Eve M. Hall, President & CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League. “Our programs provide job placement for the current workforce and fund educational programs to assist future workers and leaders. Working together, we make the community better. We are appreciative of the many individuals who generously support the Milwaukee Urban League.”

    The 100 Medical Professionals for 100 Years event is one in a series of receptions where diverse groups of community leaders are lending their support to the Milwaukee Urban League as it celebrates 100 years of service.

    The Milwaukee Urban League has a goal of raising $1 million by the end of 2019 to celebrate its centennial year. Individuals with questions may contact Tangela Wilson, Organization Support and Special Projects Manager, at 414-374-5343. Donations may also be made on MUL’s website, donate here.

  • 9 Sep 2019 11:57 AM | Anonymous

    Milwaukee, WI, September 5, 2019: This week, the Milwaukee Urban League welcomed hundreds of students back-to-school at two Milwaukee Public Schools’ elementary schools. Team MUL participated in welcome back rallies at Avenue School and Oliver Wendell Holmes School. This is the first year Auer Avenue School is working with the Milwaukee Urban League as part of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County’s Community Schools Partnership program. MUL also participates in the Community Schools program with North Division High School. Oliver Wendell Holmes is a multi-year participant in MUL’s Project Ready: STEM, a science education-based program initiative from the National Urban League and sponsored locally by GE Healthcare.

    “Our involvement in the city’s 53206 Initiative is what makes MUL’s connection to MPS and our education programming so cohesive,” said MUL President and CEO Dr. Eve M. Hall. “MUL partners with Auer Avenue, Holmes, and North Division High School to provide STEM programming, as well as college and career readiness programs.”

    In addition to the welcome back-to-school rallies, the Milwaukee Urban League also hosted several events to collect school supplies and backpacks that were donated to students at Holmes, Auer Avenue and other schools in the 53206 neighborhood.

    The Milwaukee Urban League was founded in 1919 and is one of the oldest National Urban League affiliates in the country. The MUL focuses on educational and workforce development programs to promote and create economic vibrancy. The goals of MUL are to empower communities and change lives.

  • 25 Jan 2018 10:23 PM | Anonymous

    Milwaukee Urban League’s Response to Charlottesville, VA 

    The events of Charlottesville are a heavy and troubling reminder of the racism and intolerance for differences that still exist in this country. While the vision of violence and loss of life stays vividly in our minds and hearts, let it drive all of us who believe in equity and quality of life for all into a new effort of collaboration between all sectors and races.

    The fact is, we are an interdependent society whose individual successes and failures directly and indirectly impact every citizen. The National Urban League and its local affiliates such as the Milwaukee Urban League are committed to advocating for social justice, access, and opportunities on a number of platforms essential to a strong America;

    • jobs and the economy
    • small business and entrepreneurship
    • education and children
    • affordable housing
    • home ownership and asset building
    • health
    • justice, voting and civic engagement.

    It is critical that leaders across all sectors work together to create a civil and respectful environment that will stimulate and encourage positive discussions and interactions on all of these fronts.

    A divisive community is not a positive community and it serves no one. The Milwaukee Urban League is not intolerant; it welcomes people of all races and cultures. This ideology contributes to our collaborative efforts to work with everyone who has positive ideas of how we can co-exist as a people and move forward as a society. We must create policies that not only serve our interests, but also mirror our values in order to achieve a more peaceful, equitable nation.

    The goal of the hate groups that staged a protest in Charlottesville, VA last weekend was to infuse fear, but just the opposite happened. A young woman, Heather Heyer gave her life for peace and justice and the outpouring of love that came from her sacrifice is truly remarkable. And this event, in all likelihood, buoyed city officials in several states to remove confederate statues from display. This is what overcoming fear can do.

    So as we move forward with a renewed strength and vigor to remove the scourge of bigotry from our society, let us keep in mind that this country was founded in an era of perceived racial inferiority. That is a true part of our history and the truth never changes. That does not mean, however, we cannot create a more peace-loving, non-violent, society where equality reigns.

    Submitted by,

    Eve M. Hall, Ph.D.

    President and CEO

    Milwaukee Urban League

Call Us: 414.374.5850

Greater Milwaukee Urban League

435 W. North Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53212

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