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  • The National Down Syndrome Society
    with Julie Cevallos and Courtney Omernick - December 5, 2013
    The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations and become valued members of welcoming communities. Courtney Omernick talks with Julie Cevallos to get the details on the organization's goals. The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptanc...
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee
    with Amy Chionchio and Courtney Omernick - November 27, 2013
    The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters has provided one-to-one youth mentoring services in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties for over 35 years. Children in the program achieve educational success, avoid risky...
  • Adventures in Preservation
    with Judith Broeker and Courtney Omernick - November 23, 2013
    Adventures in Preservation (AiP) is a non-profit organization connecting people and preservation through enriching experiential programs. Judith Broeker of AiP invites you to join in helping to safeguard cultural heritage and foster community sustainability. AiP travelers have the opportunity to travel, experience their destination, and learn hands-on skills from experts while assisting communities in keeping their historic...
  • The ASPCA
    with Laura Frank and Courtney Omernick - November 17, 2013
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. Their organization was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a str...
  • The Wisconsin Humane Society
    with Angela Speed and Courtney Omernick - October 25, 2013
    The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. WHS has been saving the lives of animals in need for more than 130 years. Because of their long and illustrious history of serving the Milwaukee community, they are also known as the Milwaukee Humane Society.
  • PACA
    with Michael Grochowski and Azure Mahara - July 18, 2013
    The Pan African Community Association (PACA) is run largely through volunteer effort. PACA provides services for African immigrants and refugees in the greater Milwaukee area of Wisconsin. The organization strives to provide services that facilitate access to jobs, housing, transportation, medical care, education, and support for families. In this episode of Volunteering At, host Azure Mahara speaks with Michael Grochowski...
  • American Red Cross
    with James Starr and Azure Mahara - July 9, 2013
    The American Red Cross performs humanitarian work in your community, but they can't do it alone. Your commitment to the Red Cross not only means helping others within your community through your local Red Cross; it means helping others across the world by joining the millions of volunteers worldwide that make up the global Red Cross network. In this episode of Volunteering At, host Azure Mahara speaks with James Starr from...
  • Interfaith
    with Lynn Friedman, Eddy Magnus and Azure Mahara - July 8, 2013
    Interfaith programs depend on volunteers to make their mission, vision, and values possible. With your help they are able to make an incredible difference in the lives of over 16,000 older adults, caregivers, and workers in Milwaukee, WI. In this episode of Volunteering At, host Azure Mahara speaks with Lynn Friedman from Interfaith about the many ways to give back through volunteering.