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Alderman Hamilton was joined by fellow Riverside University High School alums Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Alderman Nik Kovac (and other Council colleagues) in honoring the 2013 WIAA Division 1 State Champion Riverside girls’ basketball team and coaches during a ceremony at City Hall.


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Celebrate Black History Month at your Milwaukee Public Library

Enjoy a variety of programs with family and friends at your Milwaukee Public Library in celebration of Black History Month. From story times to live performances by Ton Ko-Thi to "I Have a Dream" writing workshops with author, speaker and coach Rochelle Melander, there's something for everyone this month. Clayborn Benson speaks on the impact African Americans had on Wisconsin's inception as a state, how Wisconsin became a center of northern abolitionism and more. Test the family's knowledge of African American history in a Trivia Challenge and learn about African American culinary inventions. The dates, times, locations and full descriptions of all these programs are available on the cover of the February Reader, available online and at your Milwaukee Public Library.

Earn & Learn internship applications due April 4

Online applications are now being accepted for the city’s 2014 Earn & Learn Summer Youth Internship Program. Applicants who are selected for a city government internship will work 20 hours a week for eight weeks (beginning June 20, 2014), and will earn $7.50 per hour.

To qualify for a city internship, applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 19 and live within the Community Development Block Grant area. Individuals who have previously held a city government internship position are not eligible to be hired a second time.

Earn & Learn is the City of Milwaukee’s program to help young people make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood by providing opportunities to develop work-readiness skills while they earn wages working in government, community- and faith-based organizations and private sector businesses.

Applications will also be accepted in early Spring for job slots administered by the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board. MAWIB accepts paper applications from youth ages 14 through 21 who live anywhere within the city limits.

To learn more about each program or apply for an internship, visit and fill out an application by April 4, 2014.


Be The Change

Launched in 2011 by Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, in partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools and Potawatomi Bingo Casino, the Be the Change program is a new youth initiative designed to provide wrap-around mentoring, leadership and literacy support for targeted Milwaukee youth. Be the Change engages young men transitioning from eighth to ninth grade, and is designed to improve academic outcomes through explorations of culturally relevant literature and daily writing practice during the summer months. The academic enrichment portion of the program is complemented by community partner-led components in leadership and reaching one’s full potential.

Flooding Study Task Force Report & Recommendations

The report and recommendations of the Flooding Study Task Force, co-chaired by Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, were approved by the Common Council’s Public Works Committee in July 2011.

View the task force’s report and recommendations: File #100666  |  Report  |  Report-Appendices

The task force was created after last summer’s devastating flooding and basement backups resulted in millions of dollars in property damage and eventual disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The task force was charged with recommending remedies for storm water and sewage backup flooding of city residential and commercial properties, and flooding of streets and alleyways.

Have you experienced a basement backup?

If you experienced a basement backup as a result of the exceptionally heavy rain in the area, we want to hear about it. Your input is valuable in determining where backups occurred and how to possibly prevent future problems of this nature. Call 286-CITY (2489) to report your problem 24/7.


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