Thank you to everyone who participated in the Giving Back & Building Up Inaugural Week of Service.
Applications for Earn & Learn, a summer youth employment program initiated by Mayor Tom Barrett in partnership with local businesses and organizations, are open.
The City of Milwaukee has been awarded the MetLife Foundation/Generations United America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Award. Since 2010, the awards program has recognized 18 innovative communities across America that are leading the way by incorporating intergenerational solutions that engage the wisdom and vitality of all generations.
Mayor Tom Barrett kicked-off year two of the successful workforce program Compete Milwaukee. To date, nearly 200 City of Milwaukee residents have participated in the program, putting them on a career path to family-supporting employment.
In conjunction with the White House Water Summit, Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the International Water Association (IWA) is establishing its North American Regional Office at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee. The IWA is the leading global network of water professionals working to deliver equitable and sustainable water management worldwide.
Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the City of Milwaukee has been selected as one of six cities to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “What Work Cities” initiative – one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public sector.
Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the City of Milwaukee has been designated as a White House TechHire Community. TechHire empowers Americans to learn skills to work in technology fields.
President Barack Obama congratulated in-person Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee for winning the White House's "Healthy Communities Challenge" on March 3 at the Bruce Guadalupe Community School.
Northwestern Mutual’s new downtown tower is reshaping Milwaukee’s skyline, and, at the same time, the project is connecting hundreds of Milwaukee workers with career opportunities in the building trades.
Mayor Tom Barrett delivered the 2016 State of the City Address on Monday, February 8, at the Hmong American Peace Academy. The Mayor’s speech highlighted the positive momentum occurring in Milwaukee.
Under the leadership of Mayor Tom Barrett, about 38,000 people in the Milwaukee area newly selected a plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace during this open enrollment period. Together with returning Marketplace consumers, about 89,000 people in the Milwaukee area selected a 2016 Marketplace plan.
The “Healthy Communities Challenge” is a competition among 20 communities across the U.S. that have high numbers or percentages of Marketplace-eligible uninsured, and have community collaborations willing to make a meaningful impact.
Mayor Tom Barrett was joined by Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Driver and Milwaukee Bucks representatives, along with local and national leaders from President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, to discuss the mentoring landscape in Milwaukee.
Mayor Tom Barrett reflected on the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, January 17, and Monday, January 18, by attending various celebrations throughout the City.