Photo Essay: Snapshots from City Year Milwaukee

“My name is Adriana Salgado. I am 24 years old, a Milwaukee native, a product of Milwaukee Public Schools, and proud UW grad. I returned to serve a second year with City Year Milwaukee to continue living my grandiose dream of changing the world. As a Team Leader, I look forward to inspiring a new wave of young people to continue a legacy of service to a cause greater than self.”

During my corps year, I had the privilege to serve alongside 8 inspiring people on the David and Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation Team at Alexander Mitchell Integrated Arts School.

Throughout the year, my team hosted numerous school wide events. At Math & Science Night, our largest event of the year, we recruited Corps Members from other schools to come out and help.

In collaboration with our school’s Boys & Girls Club, we hosted the very popular Open Mic Night were students displayed their many talents.

During Spring Break, City Year Milwaukee hosted Camp City Year at Discovery World. Here, my group of students is in the Kohl’s Design It Lab creating nontraditional eyewear.

Here I am at City Year’s First Annual Gala alongside my teammate.

At Summer Academy, an annual gathering of City Year sites across the nation, I was selected to represent my site and share my ‘Why I Serve’ statement. I serve because continue a legacy of giving back to my community with the audacious hope that the youth will follow suit.

City Year Milwaukee received Best of City Year, an award presented to select sites across the network for excellence in service. Here I am alongside my Senior Corps team, team leaders for this year’s corps.

This year I am proud to lead eight young idealists in their ten months of service to a cause great than themselves.

Photos by Adriana Salgado. Adriana is also the MSC’s Alumna Spotlight in our October edition of Tapestry. She writes about her reflections about her experience as a corps member. 

Interested in joining City Year Milwaukee? Check out the application here. The next deadline is November 15. 

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