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Graduate Program: Masters in Public Service, Nonprofit Sector Administration
Undergraduate Degree, Institution: B.A. Sociology, Grinnell College
Trinity Nonprofit Agency: United Neighborhood Center of Milwaukee (UNCOM)
I served with Lutheran Volunteer Corps in Washington, DC from 2008 to 2009. I worked as the Activities Coordinator for Rachael’s Women’s Center, a day center for women experiencing homelessness in the nation’s capital. At Rachael’s, I organized field trips, arts and crafts, and educational opportunities for the women that we served, in addition to assisting with the daily services of the center. From 2009 to 2011, I served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Playworks Washington, DC. In my position as the DC Community Engagement Coordinator, I designed and implemented a local volunteer program to support the Playworks school based play and recess model. I also assisted with fund development and event planning.
As a Trinity Fellow, I was placed at the United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee. As the UNCOM Program Support Specialist, I provided support to UNCOM’s Violence Prevention Initiative, Milwaukee Childhood Obesity Prevention Project, UNCOM agency communications, and community agency outreach. Working at UNCOM while studying the nonprofit sector as a part of the Public Service program gave me the opportunity to apply what I was learning in the classroom to the work being done at the UNCOM.
I have been hired as the Manager of Special Projects at the United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee. In this position, I direct the UNCOM Initiative for Healthy Families working to improve birth outcomes in the neighborhoods served by UNCOM agencies. I also provide administrative and planning assistance to the Violence Prevention Initiative, Milwaukee Childhood Obesity Prevention Project, UNCOM Youth Affinity Team, and the UNCOM Board of Directors.
Health Program Coordinator, United Way of Greater Milwaukerr & Waukesha Counties
Carolyn Swabek, Director
Alisha Klapps Balistreri, Assistant Director
Peggy Mead, Program Assistant
1250 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (800) 222-6544
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