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MPS expands youth apprenticeship program to develop future workforce

A $225,000 grant will grow the program to serve 250 students, up from 50 the previous year. A new grant will empower Milwaukee Public Schools to help more young people develop skills and experience to be successful in the workplace. The grant, from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, will grow the district’s Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program to serve 250 students, up from 50 last school year. The Youth Apprenticeship program provides MPS high school juniors and seniors with paid, hands-on, work-based learning in high skill/high need industries so they are better prepared for the careers of tomorrow. Learn...

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Profits from new upscale resale shop to fund community projects

Former Schneider-Vetter Glass Company employee Yvonne Nelson has returned to her hometown of Milwaukee after 32 years to open “DI’MANS ReSHOPPE!,” an upscale retail store to support her work in the community. In 1999, Nelson began operating a small after-school neighborhood organization out of her home in Memphis, TN. After being laid off in November 2008 during the economic bust, from her job as an editor for the Mid-South’s major print publication, The Commercial Appeal, Nelson applied for a 501(c)3 nonprofit designation from the IRS. When it was approved in January 2009, she began operating DI’MANS, Inc. on a...

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Family-owned funeral home brings planning services to downtown

Rozga Funeral Homes announced the introduction of its new Rozga Funeral Planning Center, slated to open in September on Mason Street in downtown Milwaukee. This marks the first planning center of its kind in Milwaukee, with only a few similar planning centers in the country. The family-owned company has provides funeral services to the Milwaukee community for five generations. The new Rozga Funeral Planning Center will offer cremation and burial services with unique, nontraditional celebration-of-life event planning services including a variety of Milwaukee venues, such as the Harley-Davidson Museum, the Art Museum, on a boat or at a variety...

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“Aerospace Jam” event to connect STEM students with space science industry

More than 150 of the state’s top science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students will engage with companies in Wisconsin’s growing aerospace industry during the first-ever Milwaukee Bucks Aerospace Jam event this fall at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the Wisconsin Aerospace Partners, the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation, and the NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium are teaming up with the Bucks on the half-day event, which will take place prior to a Bucks game in October or November. During the Aerospace Jam, high school and college students from 28 academic...

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Marquette University signs seven-year deal to play at new Bucks Arena

The Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette University have signed a seven-year agreement in which Marquette’s men’s basketball team will play its home games at the Bucks’ new sports and entertainment arena, beginning with the 2018-19 season. Milwaukee’s new state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018 and will serve as the Bucks’ new home, as well as being a major venue for concerts, family shows, boxing, MMA, NCAA men’s basketball tournament games and other special events. “Marquette Basketball is a staple of Milwaukee and we are proud to welcome the Golden Eagles to their...

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Day becomes night as Milwaukeeans to see near-total solar eclipse

On Monday, August 21, Milwaukeeans have a chance to experience something that has not happened in almost a century, a near total eclipse of the sun. At noon, unless it’s very cloudy, the sky will begin to get unusually dark. The Manfred Olson Planetarium staff at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are hosting a NASA-sanctioned viewing and picnic event that day from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with telescopes and safety eyewear available. It will be held outside the facility on the west end of the lawn at the corner of Kenwood Boulevard and Maryland Avenue. The moon will begin...

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