ON-Lion Letter
In September, City Year Milwaukee celebrated the beginning of its third year of service at the city's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  City Year Milwaukee's Opening Day 2012 celebration kicked off a year of service for its 71 corps members in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). 

Speakers included:  City Year co-founder and chief executive officer Michael Brown, who gave the keynote address; City Year Milwaukee board chair Julia Uihlein; City Year Milwaukee vice president and executive director Jason Holton; Milwaukee Common Council president Willie Hines, Jr., who led the corps in the City Year pledge and AmeriCorps pledge; and Brewers Community Foundation executive director Cecelia Gore.

MPS director of communications and business and community partnership coordinator Denise Callaway spoke about the partnership between City Year and MPS.  "It is tough work," Callaway said, "but we know that when we see those red jackets we don't just have people who are stepping in to help us.  We have people who are dedicated to doing the hard work that it takes to help our kids achieve."

After completing an intensive month-long training, City Year corps members are now hard at work as tutors, mentors, and role models in eight MPS schools.  They provide individual attention to students who are at risk of sliding off track, whole class support, energetic morning greetings, and after-school programming to extend the learning day. 

This year, using research-based strategies, City Year Milwaukee corps members will provide more than 120,000 hours of service, impacting over 6,500 students, and over 20,000 hours of after-school programs.

Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation substantially supports City Year Milwaukee.
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