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Mayor Barrett became keenly aware early in 2011 that conventional funding systems to support summer employment for teenagers were rapidly decreasing or scheduled for elimination. Knowing that fewer summer jobs could become a critical factor in destabilizing the quality of life in city neighborhoods he decided to create the Mayor’s EARN & LEARN Fund.

The purpose of the EARN & LEARN Fund is to create an additional funding source for subsidizing employment for teens employed  through the Mayor’s EARN & LEARN Program. Both the Fund and Program operate together to ensure that more jobs are available to young jobseekers during the summer months.

The EARN & LEARN Fund became an officially designated fund through the City of Milwaukee’s Combined Giving Campaign with United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County in 2014. This designation now gives City employees the opportunity to become involved in job creation throughout the metro area for those teenagers who are most in need of summer job opportunities.

Since its 2011 launch, the Fund has received over 5.4 million in gifts to make a summer job a reality for hundreds of Milwaukee’s young people. The Fund receives both corporate and private foundation support as well as individual donations. This has resulted in creating hope in the lives of our future adult workforce at numerous nonprofit agencies in the Community Work Experience component of EARN & LEARN. We’re glad to call many corporate and philanthropic leaders our Hope Heroes in creating hope in the lives of our young people.

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Contact

Myra Edwards
Office of Mayor Tom Barrett
(414) 286-8502


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“I need every available resource to create jobs. Without question, I could not make good on the promise of teens working during the summer without our corporate, private and community gifts that make EARN & LEARN jobs a reality.”

—Mayor Tom Barrett

HOPE HEROES

2016 Corporate and Foundation

AGC Foundation
A.O. Smith Foundation
AT&T
BMO Harris Bank
Bader Philanthropies
Badger Meter, Inc.
Bell Ambulance Foundation
Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Brewers Community Foundation
CH2M Hill
Coakley Bros Company
Curtis Universal
The Concord Group
Dental Associates
Dohmen Company Foundation
Donohue & Associates
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
GE Healthcare 
Globe Contractors, Inc.
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Harley Davidson Foundation, Inc.
HNTB Corporation
Hammes Company
Irgens
Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
LaLonde Contractors, Inc.
Lunda Construction Company
MGIC Investment Corporation
MJ Construction
MacPyles Corporation

ManpowerGroup
The Mark Travel Corporation
Master Lock
Meda-Care, Inc.
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Northwoods Software Development, Inc.
Palermo Villa, Inc.
Paratech
Payne & Dolan, Inc.
Rexnord Corporation
Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Foundation
S.B. Friedman & Company
Strand Associates, Inc.
Tellier Foundation
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha
Veolia North America
Wangard Partners, Inc.
We Energies Foundation
Wisconsin Preservation Fund
Zenith Tech, Inc.
Zilber Ltd.

2016 Private Gift

William Broydrick
Dunphy Family Fund
Nicole Fermanian
David Gruber
Michael & Lisa Hatch
Ted & Mary Kellner
Mark Nicolini & Basilisa Virella
Stephanie Popper

2015 Corporate

A.O. Smith Foundation

Bader Philanthropies

BMO Harris Bank

Brewers Community Foundation

CG Schmidt

GE Healthcare

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Herbert Kohl Charities

Johnson Controls

Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

ManpowerGroup

The Mark Travel Corporation

Master Lock

Northwestern Mutual Foundation

Rexnord Corporation

Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Foundation

United/Dynacare

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha

United Healthcare Services, Inc.

We Energies Foundation

Weyco Group Charitable Trust

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek

2015 Private

Mark Nicolini & Basilisa Virella

Ted & Mary Kellner

2014 Corporate

A.O. Smith Foundation

AT&T Foundation

Badger Mutual Insurance Company

BMO Harris Bank

Brewers Community Foundation

CG Schmidt

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Fiserv

GE Healthcare Systems

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Helen Bader Foundation

Johnson Controls

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

MLB

ManpowerGroup

The Mark Travel Corporation

Master Lock

MGIC

Northwestern Mutual Foundaiton

Rexnord Corporation

Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Foundation

United Healthcare

United Way

Von Briesen & Roper

We Energies Foundation

Weyco Group

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek

2014 Private

Tom Ament (deceased)

Linsey R. Tauber & Samuel P. Leichtling

Mark Nicolini & Basilisa Virella

Ted & Mary Kellner

2013 Corporate

A.O. Smith Foundation

BMO Harris Bank

Brewers Community Foundation

Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Charter Manufacturing Foundation

Ernst & Young, LLC

Fiduciary Management

GE Healthcare

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Helen Bader Foundation

Irgens Partners, LLC

Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation

Johnson Controls

Kohl Charities

ManpowerGroup

Master Lock

MGIC

MillerCoors

Major League Baseball

Northwestern Mutual Foundation, Inc.

Quarles & Brady LLC

Rexnord Corporation

Rotary Club – Milwaukee

Tamarack Petroleum

United Healthcare

Waste Management

We Energies

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.

2013 Private

Frances R. Croak | Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation

Madeline & David Lubar Charitable Fund

Thomas J. Hauske Everett Smith Group Foundation

Linda Mellowes | Charter Manufacturing Foundation

2012 Corporate

A.O. Smith Foundation

BMO Harris Bank

Bradley Corporation

Brewers Community Foundation

The Business Council

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Harley-Davidson Foundation

Helen Bader Foundation

HNTB Corp

Herbert Kohl Charities

Journal Communications

ManpowerGroup

The Mark Travel Corporation

Master Lock

MGIC

Northwestern Mutual Foundation

PNC Bank

Quarles & Brady

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

Robert W. Baird Foundation

Zaffiro’s

We Energies Foundation

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek

2012 Private

Val Klump & Sory Marocchi

Harriet Macomber

Penny Enroth

2011 Corporate

A.O. Smith

Beer Capitol Distributing

Brewer’s Community Foundation

Caterpillar (formerly Bucyrus)

Cooper Power Systems

Fiserv

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Harley-Davidson Foundation

Helen Bader Foundation

Journal Communications

Manpower

MGIC

Northwestern Mutual Foundation

PNC Financial Services

Robert W. Baird Foundation

S-F Analytical Laboratories

Shorewest Realtors

Tamarack Petroleum

The Business Council

US Bancorp Foundation

We Energies Foundation

2011 Private

Yabuki Family Foundation

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