The Graphics below highlight Each Year of City Year Milwaukee’s work. Take a look at the map of the schools we serve and the photo of the corps from each year. REad about the journey of one alumnus after graduation and see the commemorative challenge coin created by each Corps


2010-2011

In 2010-2011, City Year Milwaukee’s Founding Corps served in six school in the Milwaukee Public School System

In 2010-2011, City Year Milwaukee’s Founding Corps served in six school in the Milwaukee Public School System

The Founding Corps of CYMKE

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Jerrion D. Shell

Grade 3 Teacher, Milwaukee Public Schools

Jerrion recently completed his M.A. in Urban Education from Cardinal Stritch University. In September, he’ll be heading to Rwanda to begin his service with the Peace Corps as a Primary Education Teacher Trainer.

Favorite Value: Ubuntu


2011-2012

In 2011-2012, City Year Milwaukee expanded service to Hopkins Lloyd Community School, bringing our service to seven schools

In 2011-2012, City Year Milwaukee expanded service to Hopkins Lloyd Community School, bringing our service to seven schools

CYMKE’s Corps 2

Emily Sear

School Social Worker, Milwaukee Public Schools

Emily has served as a school social worker in Milwaukee Public Schools for 4 years. She loves the opportunity she has been given to invest in Milwaukee’s youth and learn from their resilience. In her spare time, Emily enjoys cheering on the Bucks, reading and exploring the city on her bicycle.

Favorite Founding Story: Moccasins

Favorite City Year Culture Piece: Strong Circles


2012-2013

In 2012-2013, City Year Milwaukee expanded service to James Madison Academic Campus and Rufus King International Middle School, bringing our service to eight schools

In 2012-2013, City Year Milwaukee expanded service to James Madison Academic Campus and Rufus King International Middle School, bringing our service to eight schools

CYMKE’s Corps 3

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Don Malchow

Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), University of Oregon Early Childhood CARES program

Don recently moved to Eugene, OR to start a new journey in the Pacific Northwest. He is working as a preschool SLP helping children acquire communication skills to help them improve their daily lives and their academic opportunities in the future. City Year was extremely impactful for him in narrowing down a career choice that was a right fit for his family.

Favorite Founding Story: The Bridge Builder


2013-2014

In 2013-2014, City Year Milwaukee expanded service to Carver Academy of Math and Science, bringing our service to eight schools

In 2013-2014, City Year Milwaukee expanded service to Carver Academy of Math and Science, bringing our service to eight schools

CYMKE’s Corps 4

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Cortney Dunklin

Urban Studies Graduate Student, UWM and Economic Development Fellow, City of Milwaukee

Cortney is a Detroit native. After City Year (service years and on staff), Cortney pursed a master’s degree in Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She graduates this year! Cortney was awarded the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Economic Development Fellowship. Cortney has focused much of her free time and research on food accessibility and environmental justice.

Favorite Value: Excellence


2014-2015

In 2014-2015, City Year Milwaukee expanded service to Bay View High School, bringing our service to nine schools

In 2014-2015, City Year Milwaukee expanded service to Bay View High School, bringing our service to nine schools

CYMKE’s Corps 5

Symona Gregory

Educator, Carver Academy

Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Symona graduated from Bradley Tech High School with a full Track scholarship. She attended Youngstown State University in Ohio. Since then, she’s committed herself to numerous organizations such as City Year Milwaukee, Teach For America Milwaukee, Milwaukee Community Kickball League, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Favorite Value: Service to a Cause Greater Than Self


2015-2016

In 2015-2016, City Year Milwaukee expanded to Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education, and Clarke Street School, bringing our service to eleven schools

In 2015-2016, City Year Milwaukee expanded to Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education, and Clarke Street School, bringing our service to eleven schools

CYMKE’s Corps 6

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Pachoua Lor

Student Success Coordinator in the Southeast Asian-American Student Services Office at UW-Milwaukee

Pachoua Lor is a current graduate student in the Administrative Leadership master’s program at UW-Milwaukee. She hopes to use her degree to support first-generation students of color and other marginalized student populations.

Favorite Founding Story: The Shoulders of Giants


2016-2017

In 2016-2017, City Year Milwaukee’s Corps 7 served eleven schools in the Milwaukee Public School system.

In 2016-2017, City Year Milwaukee’s Corps 7 served eleven schools in the Milwaukee Public School system.

CYMKE’s Corps 7

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Kyle Welhouse

M1 Medical Student, Medical College of Wisconsin

Kyle served as a first-year corps member and then Team Leader at Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education. He is currently finishing up his first year of medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Kyle hopes to work either in pediatrics or in a surgical specialty.

Favorite Founding Story: The Lighthouse & The Shoulders of Giants

Favorite Value: Level 5 Leadership


2017-2018

In 2017-2018, City Year Milwaukee expanded service to Pulaski High School and Vincent High School, bringing our service to 13 schools

In 2017-2018, City Year Milwaukee expanded service to Pulaski High School and Vincent High School, bringing our service to 13 schools

CYMKE’s Corps 8

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Angelica Rocha

2nd Grade Educational Assistant, Milwaukee College Prep

Angelica is a Mexican-American woman who was born and raised here in Milwaukee. Anyone who knows her knows that the scholars she worked with through City Year will always be her forever booskis! She currently works as a second grade educational assistant at Milwaukee College Prep.

Founding Story: The Starfish Story


2018-2019

In 2019-2020, City Year Milwaukee’s Corps 9 served thirteen schools in the Milwaukee Public School system.

In 2019-2020, City Year Milwaukee’s Corps 9 served thirteen schools in the Milwaukee Public School system.

CYMKE’s Corps 9

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Simrun Uppal

Medical School,Nova Southeastern University 

Simrun was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended Emory University for her undergraduate degree and, in Atlanta, discovered her passion for exploring and trying new foods. She is looking forward to exploring Florida next year where she will be attending medical school!

Favorite Founding Story: Starfish