Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:15 pm
*Saturday, Aug. 23, IndependenceFirst will hold an electronic recycling drive at the Pettit National Ice Center, located at 500 S. 84th Street in Milwaukee. The drive will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will accept old and no longer needed computers, laptops, cell phones, tablets, appliances and TVs, computer accessories, small electronics, fans and more. Individuals dropping off TVs will be charged a $10 fee due to increased disposal cost. That fee will apply to TVS of all tube sizes and wooden cabinet TVs but will not apply to flat panel TVS or rear projection. Data destruction on all donated laptops and computers will comply with identity theft prevention standards. Old computer equipment will be donated to IndependenceFirst to benefit individuals with disabilities who otherwise might not be able to afford a computer. Equipment will also help those individuals build up critical job skills, pursue jobs or housing and gain peer support. For more information on the drive, call IndependenceFirst at 414-291-7520.
*Tuesday, Aug. 26, the Public Policy Forum will present the results of “Give and You Will Receive,” an analysis of nonprofit revenue trends and charitable giving in greater Milwaukee. The event will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) Conference Center, 2020 W. Wells Street. Rob Henken, president of the Public Policy Forum, will present the findings of the agency’s new report on the local nonprofit sector. A panel discussion will follow Henken’s presentation. The discussion will focus on the changing landscape of nonprofit funding – and what it means for people in need of services in the community. The panel, which will be moderated by BizTimes executive editor Steve Jagler, will include: Paula Penebaker, president and CEO of the YWCA; Andy Holman of Ritz Holman; Sherrie Tussler, executive director of Hunger Task Force; Salli Martyniak of Forward Community Investments; and David Buckholdt of Marquette University’s Trinity Fellowship program for graduate students pursuing nonprofit careers. Cost is $10, which includes a light breakfast. For more information, visit www.mcfi.net.
*Tuesday, Aug. 26, Literacy Services of Wisconsin will host a free orientation for prospective volunteers. The orientation will provide information about the agency’s literacy programs and ways volunteers can be involved. No volunteer commitment is required of orientation attendees. The orientation will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Literacy Services of Wisconsin’s office, 555 N. Plankinton Avenue in Milwaukee. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 414-344-5878.
*Tuesday, Aug. 26, Alderwoman Milele Coggs, Alderman Willie Wade, and WRTP/BIG STEP will present a community jobs and resource event. The event will provide information about career opportunities in the construction skilled trades as Northwestern Mutual prepares to begin building its downtown Milwaukee headquarters. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at COA Youth & Family Center, located at 2320 W. Burleigh Street in Milwaukee. For more information or to register, click here.
*Thursday, Aug. 28, Jazz in the Park will showcase the music of New York City-based jazz quartet Forq. The music will run from 6 to 9 p.m. with a Happy Hour starting at 5 p.m. Jazz in the Park, presented by Boston Store and Columbia St. Mary’s, is held each Thursday in Cathedral Square Park in downtown Milwaukee through Sept. 4. The summer concerts, which draw musicians from across the region and country, are free and open to the public and also feature food and beverage vendors onsite. For more information on the concert series and its lineup of performers, visit www.easttown.com/events/jazz-in-the-park.