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On February 24th, Mayor Tom Barrett announced at his State of the City Address, that he hopes to offer 3,000 summer jobs for Milwaukee Youth through Earn & Learn this summer! Listen to his State of the City Address here. (view Fox 6 news video...)



Be Heard: Milwaukee's Earn and Learn program
Listen to teen participants discuss their experiences in the City's Earn & Learn program. UNIFIEDMILWAUKEE June 23


D.C. internships available; jump-start your career; peer-to-peer networking
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is currently accepting applications for its summer leadership program in Washington, DC.
Earn & Learn newsletter Nov 21 pdf

Social skills more important than test scores; 2008 Earn & Learn video premieres
A recent research study has found that, “Ten years after graduation, high-school students who had been rated as conscientious and cooperative by their teachers were earning more than classmates who had similar test scores but fewer social skills.” Earn & Learn newsletter Nov 6 pdf

High school students sought to serve as Election Inspectors for Presidential election
High School Students who are 16 or 17 years of age, enrolled in grades 9-12, and have at least a 3.0 GPA may apply to serve as election inspectors with the written approval of a parent/guardian.
Earn & Learn newsletter Oct 8 pdf

Milwaukee Bucks join Earn & Learn team
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the Milwaukee Bucks announced today a new partnership to increase business participation in the Earn & Learn Summer Youth Jobs Program. Oct 3

National symposium to feature Palermo’s youth employment; new partner, Milwaukee Bucks, to host event
A workshop highlighting Palermo Pizza’s summer youth employment program will be one of several to be held at a national youth employment symposium in Chicago.
Earn & Learn newsletter Sept 22 pdf

Student focus: Agape Community Center
Mayor Barrett’s Earn & Learn program encompasses a variety of students in various work settings. Three Earn & Learn employees at Agape Community Center recently described their experiences at the Center and proved why Earn & Learn works.
Jul 22 pdf

Hope in the lives of young people; 1,500 gain experience through Earn & Learn
As she topped hundreds of white-bread slices with salami at the Milwaukee Center for Independence, Tamika Gray talked about going to college to major in criminal justice....The sandwiches she was making are just one result of her new job with the city’s Earn and Learn program, which she said got her thinking about college in the first place.
Jul 1, JSOnline

Youth to get a slice of the pie; Palermo Villa a leader in city's summer jobs program
As a child busing tables and washing dishes at his family's pizzeria on the east side, Giacomo Fallucca experienced the value of work and learning from an older generation. After hearing Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's pitch for the Earn & Learn summer youth employment program, Fallucca decided that his business, Palermo Villa Inc., should enlist. "It really just spoke to my heart," said Fallucca, president and chief executive officer of the maker of Palermo's frozen pizzas.
 Apr 23, JSOnline

Interns cleaning up city’s image
The mayor’s interns are helping Milwaukee clean up its image. Literally.
Five teens from Mayor Tom Barrett’s internship work program picked up garbage, swept, mopped, and cleaned windows in a building at N. 27th St. and Wells St. one warm sunny morning as part of their job as neighborhood workers. They are among hundreds of youth scattered around the city.
Urban Voice

Palermo’s offers interns pizza, jobs
“I just like pizza,” answered Alice Jones, 17, Travis Academy, when asked why she was interested in an internship at Palermo’s Pizza, 3301 W. Canal St. Palermo’s offers frozen and fresh pizzas and paid internships for local high school students. “We do this so that the students can gain experience in the field of business. It is also an opportunity for students to earn some extra cash during the summer,” said Susan Gibbs, manager of Palermo’s.
Urban Voice

Program praised for healing social ills
Daisy C. Cubias strongly believes that Mayor Tom Barrett’s teen internship program will prevent further increases in violence, teen pregnancy and school drop out rate. “Milwaukee will definitely improve if we can get to the youth early and give them some true form of responsibility” said Cubias, staff assistant to Barrett
Urban Voice