Innovation and educational success are crucial for a region's social and economic future. Using both proven and groundbreaking newer techniques and strategies, GMC members and partners work to reinvent how today's high school and collegiate students explore and prepare for career paths in Milwaukee to help fill the demand for top talent with regional companies and to grow entrepreneurial activity in southeastern Wisconsin.

Our valued partners include public school systems, universities and colleges, companies ranging from international corporations to small businesses and start-ups,  along with other non-profit organizations and civic leaders.

Initiatives within our Innovation and Talent Focus Area include Key to the City, The Commons, and these great partnership and legacy projects. They results in high school and college students who are better prepared to enter the workforce, and employers who are able to increase their growth opportunities with higher levels of talent. 




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Partner and Legacy work:
Milwaukee Talent Dividend

The Talent Dividend initiative partnered with Community Career Connections, Inc., and Milwaukee Public Schools to create the My Life! My Plan! workshop. My Life! My Plan! uses experiential learning about career clusters and pathways in Southeastern Wisconsin.

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Milwaukee Succeeds uses the Strive Educational Partnership model which is a framework that builds a civic infrastructure of stakeholders. This framework forms common goals that focus on success in the “cradle to career” scope. Milwaukee Succeeds brings together leaders who have all invested heavily in educational improvement, but have rarely worked collaboratively.

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This new initiative has a strong commitment from the 60+ collaborators from the MPS High School SAS. All participants are on board, helped define basic goals, formed working groups and implemented some major quick wins.

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Identify high-potential black male college student leaders from economically disadvantaged communities and provide them with professional development, internships, and experiences needed in order to compete in an ever-changing global economy. The MKE Fellows program is coordinated by ALIVE!