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The Milwaukee Area Workforce Funding Alliance (WFA) is a consortium of private and public funders of workforce development (including education, job training and placement, and support services) dedicated to increased employment that benefits both businesses that need skilled workers and individuals seeking good jobs with family-supporting wages. The collaborative’s goals include advocating for policies that sustain effective workforce partnerships, strengthening and expanding the workforce system by leveraging local investments, building the capacity of the workforce system, improving career advancement opportunities for low-income individuals and helping employers get the skilled workers they need.

The goals of the Funding Alliance are to:

  • Strengthen and expand the Milwaukee area workforce system by leveraging local investments

  • Build the capacity of the Milwaukee area workforce system both public and private

  • Improve career track opportunities for low-income individuals and incumbent workers

  • Help employers get the skilled workers they need

  • Advocate for policies that establish, grow and sustain effective workforce partnerships
    in the Milwaukee area and Wisconsin

ABOUT US

Our Board of Directors:

Co-Chair - Charlie Corrigan, Head of Midwest Philanthropy– JP Morgan Chase & CO. 
 

Aaron Hertzberg, Economic Development Manger - Milwaukee County Economic Development 

Co-Chair - Steven Mahan, Director – City of Milwaukee Community Development Grant Administration

Mary Anne Martiny, - (Retired) Harley-Davidson Manager of the Foundation 

Antonio Perez, Secretary – Executive Director – Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee

Treasurer - Shannon Reed, Director Innovative Strategies for Boys and Men of Color 

- United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha Co.

Mark Kessenich, President & CEO (Interim) – Employ Milwaukee, Inc.

    

Brandon Wigley, Program Officer – Bader Philanthropies, Inc.

Our Partners:

 

National Fund for Workforce Solutions 

 

Northcott Neighborhood House 

 

Bader Philanthropies

 

JP Morgan Chase

 

City of Milwaukee

 

Milwaukee County

 

United Way of Great Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties

 

Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee

 

Employ Milwaukee, Inc.

 

Midwest Urban Strategies

WRTP/Big Step

Contact:
Jerry Roberts,

Executive Director

jerryr@milwaukeewfa.org

414.429.3224

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