BREWERS TEAM UP WITH MKE FELLOWS
Today we announced a new community partnership with MKE Fellows, an immersive program designed to provide African American college students from Milwaukee with the tools to become leaders in business and all areas of their lives.
MKE Fellows identifies high-potential, African American college student leaders from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and gives them the experience they need in order to compete in an ever-changing global economy. Students who are selected are given the guidance and opportunities to grow as leaders, and as individuals.
“The Milwaukee Brewers place a high value on working with the diverse communities in southeast Wisconsin,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “The MKE Fellows internship program creates an outstanding opportunity for us to build on our goal of identifying and encouraging development of talented, locally-based future business leaders.”
Four MKE Fellows will join the Brewers this summer as interns, gaining valuable experience in the business operations of the organization.
The program began at Morehouse College in 2012 with a goal of improving the life opportunities for a small number of Milwaukee-area students, and it has been successful in all regards. MKE Fellows seeks to groom young men from Milwaukee through quality education, plus develop them as leaders who can be emulated by countless others in the community.
MKE Fellows internships are a significant element in the program, but the approach is immersive and comprehensive. Areas of focus – the “Five Pillars” – include:
- Leadership and Professional Development
- Internship Matching/Job Experiences
- Social Support and Networks
Morehouse College remains as a key partner, but the program has expanded to include colleges and universities in Wisconsin.
For more information about MKE Fellows, please visit mkefellows.com.