Panelists Discuss Their Work with Milwaukee’s Disabled
On Tuesday, Jan. 30, sophomores heard from a panel of speakers in Mellowes Hall to discuss how they assist people with disabilities in the Milwaukee area. The panelists spoke about their passion for their organizations’ missions and how their work with Milwaukee’s disabled population adds value and joy to their lives. Following the discussion, panelists took questions from the audience and also provided information for how to get more involved.
The panelists included:
Matt Lepine ’18, founder of the nonprofit organization Top Soccer.
Sam Browning ’18, volunteer at Balance Inc.’s summer program for children.
Gene Baumann and Tim Cira from Balance Inc.
Chelsea McCracken from Easter Seals.
Megan Murray from Life Navigators in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
The panelists were invited by Renee Weber, Upper School French teacher and sophomore class dean, as part of the Community Engagement and Community Service Program. The program’s goal is to educate sophomores on various issues that affect the Milwaukee community and ways USM students can get involved to help. Students have been introduced to the topics of homelessness/housing insecurity, food insecurity/hunger, and educational inequality, among others.