Changes to FoodShare program
The FoodShare program is about to undergo radical change beginning April 1, 2015. A number of our neighbors are in danger of losing food-buying benefits and, as a result, the quality of life in the community could be eroded. Read on to learn more.
MPL seeks development proposals for Mill Rd. branch library
The Milwaukee Public Library is seeking proposals from developers who want to partner on a mixed-use development for the Mill Road or Forest Home branch libraries. Learn more.
Police and fire jobs are available now
The City of Milwaukee is now recruiting candidates for jobs as police officers, police aides and fire cadets. Police officers must be at least 21 years old and possess a high school diploma or qualifying GED and a valid driver’s license. Fire cadets and police aides must be between the ages of 17 and 19, and may qualify for appointment to a firefighter or police officer recruit class.
To learn more or apply online, visit milwaukee.gov/jobs.
Help Milwaukee students -- become a literacy tutor
The successful and growing Interfaith-MPS Tutor Program is looking for adults who are 55 years old and older to become literacy tutors. Literacy tutors are placed in MPS classrooms to help students with their literacy skills for at least 90 minutes per week. Tutors volunteer in K4 through 5th grade classrooms.
All tutors will go through a training program before they enter the classroom so that they can be efficient and effective literacy tutors. The minimum commitment is 90 minutes per week but a tutor can ask for additional hours -- just as many of the current tutors with the program have. The tutors would work in 9th Aldermanic District schools such as Barton School and Goodrich School, along with a few others.
The tutoring program has so far had great success with 82% of students showing a positive change in attitude, with 79% showing a positive change in their interest toward learning and 80% demonstrating improved academic engagement. The Interfaith-MPS tutor program is a great way to give back to the community in a program that has proven results with more than 150 tutors involved.
If you are interested in joining the program or learning more about it, please contact Marie Honel at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (414) 220-8683.
New 2014 virtual night parking permit system
For the convenience of the city’s night parking permit customers, there will be no requirement to display a physical permit starting in 2014. When residents buy a night parking permit after December 20, 2013, they will complete the same application, accurately listing the applicable license plate number. Residents will receive a confirmation number to prove purchase of the permit, but will not receive a physical permit to place on the vehicle’s window.
The license plate number will be used by parking enforcement to determine whether the owner has purchased a valid permit. All customer service problems arising from misplaced or stolen permits will be eliminated. Failure to purchase a permit will still be subject to a $20 citation.
When a resident purchases a permit online, the cost savings derived from the elimination of permit production, handling and mailing costs will be passed on to customers. The convenience fee will be reduced from the current $2.25 to $1.00.
Visit www.milwaukee.gov/parking to purchase a night permit online and avoid the hassle of standing in line to pay in-person. Please call 286-CITY (2489) with any questions.