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.
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 city.milwaukee.gov/SYIP and fill out an application by April 4, 2014.
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.