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Dec 15, 2016, 10:01 AM
Some of you may not know, but our very own Kia Patterson’s last day with Milwaukee Succeeds is Friday, December 16. She has decided to move to Texas to be closer to her family. Kia has been with Greater Milwaukee Foundation for four years and joined…
Dec 2, 2016, 10:57 AM
I love teachers. My son is a teacher. Some of the best people I know are teachers. Recently I’ve had some really candid conversations with teachers. I have a favor to ask. In the next few weeks, reach out to a teacher and simply ask, “How’s your…
Nov 22, 2016, 11:47 AM
With Milwaukee Succeeds, we’re all in this together. We bring folks to the table, where everybody can come and speak as equals. Sounds like the ideal Thanksgiving dinner with family, doesn’t it? If not, check out this New York Times article, “How to…
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Nov 11, 2016, 3:41 PM
When I was a child, I always wished characters from my favorite books would come alive. Last week, thanks to collaboration between Gaye-Lynn Clyde, Distance Learning Coordinator from The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) and Juila Magnasco, Education…
Nov 4, 2016, 3:31 PM
Last week, I had the privilege to sit down with WUWM-FM Milwaukee Public Radio education reporter Rachel Morello to discuss Milwaukee Succeeds and how we are collaborating to improve educational outcomes for our kids in Milwaukee......
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Oct 28, 2016, 1:40 PM
I want to thank everyone who attended our Stories of Transformation: How Milwaukee Succeeds event. If you missed the event, you missed an evening of inspirational storytelling, networking, and delicious food created by the students at MATC!........
Oct 14, 2016, 1:27 PM
First, I wanted to share our Milwaukee Succeeds 2016 Executive Summary with you. As you know, every year, we share city and state-wide data to track community progress, coordinate practices, and direct resources to what is proven to work for kids.…
Oct 7, 2016, 1:19 PM
On Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4 - 6 p.m, Milwaukee Succeeds and ExFabula are partnering to strengthen community bonds through story telling. No props, no notes – just great stories......
Sep 30, 2016, 2:55 PM
Last week, we had the privilege of traveling to Memphis for the StriveTogether Convening. Over the course of three days we met, learned from, and shared our best practices (and a little BBQ) with over 400 peers from across the country. This wasn’t a…

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