What is LVP?

Life Ventures Partnership (LVP) is a collaborative public/private initiative created to promote the future vitality of Milwaukee’s regional economy by preparing young people to become life-long learners, skilled workers, and engaged citizens. LVP fosters effective collaborations by serving as an intermediary between schools, youth-serving agencies, and the private sector; offering support for their youth workforce development efforts, helping ensure that the goals of all partners are met. LVP supports a broad range of school-, community-, and workplace-based programs to better prepare Milwaukee’s youth for college and career success.

Why should I participate?

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive it has become more important to prepare yourself for college and career success. There are many ways to set yourself apart from the rest of the crowd looking for employment or acceptance into college. LVP can help you find those opportunities and take advantage of them.

Who coordinates LVP?

The Milwaukee Department of City Development convenes and facilitates partnerships between interested schools, youth-serving agencies, students, and businesses throughout the city and region.

How can I get involved in LVP?


Whether you’re looking for a summer job, are interested in learning more about a certain profession, or have questions about college, LVP can help connect you to the people and programs that will help you plan for your future. Explore our Youth & Parent page on this website for more resources or email with questions.

LVP seeks to expand and improve youth workforce development efforts in Milwaukee by sharing resources, facilitating and supporting collaborations between the public and private sectors, and advocating for youth workforce development partners in the community.

LVP’s vision is that the public and private sectors in Milwaukee will effectively and efficiently work together to provide the best college and career readiness programs to the city’s youth.

Contact Information
William J. Malone
Youth Development Coordinator
Phone: 414.286-5894
Dept. of City Development
809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202