Nonprofit people, awards and grants

Roberts to direct grants at Helen Bader Foundation
The Helen Bader Foundation has named Jerry Roberts as program officer to direct its grants that help nonprofit organizations and other partners spur opportunity, employment, and economic growth throughout Milwaukee. With an emphasis on the city’s most economically challenged communities, the Foundation has given more than $23 million in similar grants since 1997 to further its mission to improve outcomes for low-income families. Roberts joins the Foundation from the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, where he was business division team leader in its efforts to address employment training needs.
"Poverty has been with us for a long time, but the recession has eroded an overall sense of economic stability, even for many middle-class families," said Daniel Bader, foundation president. "A weak job market means more families are facing bankruptcy, foreclosure, and homelessness, so our Foundation is eager to continue investing in our efforts to provide every family with opportunities to build a better future. We are pleased that we can tap into Jerry’s talents in pursuit of that goal."

University of Phoenix donates computers to Boys & Girls Club
University of Phoenix Milwaukee Campus has donated more than 75 desktop and laptop computers to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.  This donation will allow the Clubs to upgrade existing computer labs and provide access to current technology for the children it serves.
“Computers and technology play an important role in educating our children and, in particular, improving literacy skills,” said James Clark, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. “We’re grateful for the generosity of University of Phoenix Milwaukee Campus in supplying computers to give kids in our area access to tools that will help them learn.”
Through the donation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee will update equipment in the existing computer labs and at its Camp Whitcomb/Mason location in Hartland, as well as in its more than 30 locations within Milwaukee Public Schools. This effort is a continuation of University of Phoenix’s ongoing commitment to the Boys & Girls Clubs. “Access to technology is an important step on the road to a life of education and achievement,” said Dave Steffen, campus director for University of Phoenix Milwaukee Campus. “We’re thrilled to continue to support the Boys & Girls Clubs and its efforts to promote that access for children in Milwaukee.”

 

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