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Carroll receives grant to help train health care students, university will partner with United Community Center

"The grant from the Health Resources Services and Administration will allow Carroll’s College of Health Sciences to work with its existing partner, the United Community Center..." Click here to read more in GM Today...

Carroll University will partner with the United Community Center to develop and implement training focused in the physician assistant, physical therapy occupational therapy, nursing and public health curricula.


UCC to open new technology and skilled trades-focused middle school

"The United Community Center is opening a new charter school focused on exposing middle school students to technology and skilled trades work." Read more in BizTimes...

UCC Acosta Middle School, named after Dora and Israel "Shorty" Acosta, welcomed its first class of 6th grade students in August 2016.


UCC Executive Director, board members, honored by Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

"The meeting, held Aug. 19 at The Pfister Hotel and attended by more than 500 Milwaukee-area business executives..."
Click here to read more in the Milwaukee Business Journal.

UCC Executive Director Ricardo Diaz, President of the Board Jose Olivieri and Board Secretary Patricia Cadorin, were honored at the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee's annual meeting.


UCC plays a role in the 2016 Olympics

"Angel Villarreal and Israel Acosta lived in the same neighborhood on Milwaukee’s south side in the 1970s, graduated from South Division High School in ’74 and trained under the same boxing coach..."
Click here to read more in the Journal Sentinel.

UCC boxing coach Israel "Shorty" Acosta is a training coach with USA Boxing, Villarreal is one of 26 international technical officials assigned to work the tournament.


UWM students research projects serve nonprofits and communities

"University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students and senior citizens at the United Community Center recently collaborated to produce a mural representing family, culture, music, nature and love..."
Click here to read more on the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service website.

UCC & UWM collaboration on the Center for Urban Initiatives and Research (CUIR) program, including "Mural de Recuerdos – The Memory Mural" in UCC's Adult Day Center (as detailed in UCC's May-August 2012 Newsletter). Additional reading about the project is also available on the UWM website's news page: "Seniors, students contribute to quality of life through art."


High school student: Don't give up on me

"There has been a lot of discussion about high dropout rates in Milwaukee, particularly for students of color. It doesn't have to be that way..."
Click here to read more on JSOnline.

An op-ed piece by UCC Youth Programs and Quantum Opportunities Program participant Yarek Locia.


 

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