Milwaukee's Recruitment & Admissions Team


Jose torres



City Year Chicago '15

Why I Serve: I serve because it took a community of people to make me the person I am today. I want to be that community for someone else. I want someone that looks like me to never give and always do their best. 

Fun Fact: I have served with three different AmeriCorps programs. 

Advice: Do your research about the site you want to serve with. It's important to know the communities and the school districts you will be working in. Ask questions...we are here for you. 



julie schneider



City Year Milwaukee '14 & '15

Why I Serve: I serve because I believe in the positive change that can come from passionate young people believing in the potential of their students, the schools they are in and the communities that City Year reaches across the nation. City Year provided me with so many opportunities to learn, grow and have more impact than I thought was possible and I hope to introduce that experience to many young people wanting to serve.  

Fun Fact: I'm left-handed. 

Advice: I learned so much from the students that I served and they taught me more in a year about themselves, the city of Milwaukee and in turn my growth as a leader within the community. Be open to the growth and reflection throughout the service year because the knowledge will help you in more ways than one. 

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Erica Henderson


City Year Boston '13

Why I Serve: I serve because it's my duty to help dismantle systems of oppression that contribute to educational inequity. I serve because I am a person through other people, and I am connected to the success and vitality of my entire community. I serve because the city of Milwaukee has given me so much, and I want to give back to it through service.

Fun Fact: My modelling career began and ended in 4th grade, with a runway show for Limited Too at my local mall.

Advice: Don't peak in 4th grade. Just kidding! My advice for a good service year would be humility. Realize that, no matter where you are in your career, there is still so much more to go, and everybody you meet has something they can teach you. Ask for help, observe others' service, and take feedback.


Laura Perez

Local Recruitment Manager

City Year Milwaukee '11 & ‘12

Why I Serve: I serve through radical acts of love that promote the joy, freedom and success of children. I serve to dismantle systems that do not serve black and brown people. I serve because I want the people around me to realize their capabilities and thrive in this lifetime.

Fun fact: From ages 7 to 12 I competed nationally in tap dance.

Advice: Let your City Year happen to you. If you fight it or challenge it too much, you miss out on the true beauty of the service year and important lessons.