Graduates from the Future Milwaukee program find they have opportunities for new community leadership roles or to better serve in their current leadership role.
“As a newcomer or a native to this city, Future Milwaukee is a great way to establish your network and engage the community. I would recommend Future Milwaukee to anyone who is interested in making a difference in the City of Milwaukee. I learned from and engaged with more like-minded professionals than even LinkedIn could have offered. Future Milwaukee is about developing leaders and leadership skills. You can implement Future Milwaukee leadership skills in all that you do.”
- Brandon Culpepper, Class of 2014, CEO/President - Account Executive, PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps - WISN
"My personal experience in the Future Milwaukee program, as a person that struggles with the language and has lived in Milwaukee for only 4 ½ years, was very important for my development as a professional and a Milwaukee resident. I visited different places that I never knew existed and met amazing people with different styles and opinions. I went out of my bubble and saw the real world when I started to know the needs of my community. With this program I obtained knowledge, experience, colleagues, and friends!"
- Lelitza Garcia, Class of 2014, Human Resources Assistant/Administrative Assistant, United Community Center
"I appreciated the self-reflection exercises within the Future Milwaukee program. This thoughtful approach has given me heightened self-awareness, which has prepared me to be an intuitive, compassionate, and effective leader. Through community connections and practical sessions, Future Milwaukee gives leaders the freedom and space to learn the essential skills needed to strengthen our city.”
- Irissol Arce, Class of 2013, Strategic Philanthropy & Community Relations Program Officer, Northwestern Mutual Foundation
"Future Milwaukee gave me the opportunity to develop and hone in on my leadership skills, all while discovering all the great resources and leadership that the city has to offer. Leadership can be found and achieved in many ways and Future Milwaukee helped me realize my leadership potential all while forging new connections and friendships."
- Griselda Aldrete, Class of 2013, Executive Director, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee
Future Milwaukee Class of 2012
Marketing Services Manager, Koss Corporation
"Future Milwaukee has opened my eyes to all of the various types of organizations in the Milwaukee area, and helped me cultivate great ideas that I can use professionally and personally. My Future Milwaukee experience will continue because I will apply the leadership skills I have gained to my future endeavors."