Local workforce development board launches new satellite location

City-based community organization and suburban church are partners in collaborative effort

MILWAUKEE, WI, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 – Employ Milwaukee, the workforce development board serving Milwaukee County will celebrate the grand opening of a new satellite location, along with collaborative partner St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church at co-collaborator City on a Hill, located at 2224 W Kilbourn, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication on Tuesday,14th at 10:00 a.m.

The satellite location will offer employment resources to area residents and provide an additional connection point for jobseekers. At a time when companies are searching everywhere for workers to fulfill their employment needs, this innovative partnership can serve as a win-win for employers and jobseekers in search of well-paying positions.

“Convenient access to resources is key to success. We recognize that not everyone is able to get to our main office location, so it is important for us to meet people where they are and bring vital resources to them,” said Chytania Brown, Employ Milwaukee President and CEO.

City on a Hill CEO Art Serna Jr. welcomes the new endeavor. “As an organization dedicated to reducing poverty and strengthening families, we are pleased to partner with Employ Milwaukee to further help our clients and neighborhood residents overcome the barriers they face and secure gainful employment.”

Joining Employ Milwaukee and City on a Hill – both located within the City of Milwaukee – in this collaborative, urban/ suburban partnership is St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, located in River Hills. “As a ministry, it is important for us to grow real relationships across all socioeconomic lines and backgrounds. We’re here to provide whatever supportive resources that are needed to help ensure the success of jobseekers and those wanting to improve their quality of life,” said Fr.Geoffrey Ward, Rector at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.

Employ Milwaukee plans to establish more satellite location partnerships throughout the community. “We want to do our part to engage and equip as much community talent as possible to find fulfilling careers while also helping employers build their workforce,” Brown said.

About Employ Milwaukee – Employ Milwaukee is the federally recognized workforce system serving Workforce Development Area 2 (Milwaukee County.) As the largest of Wisconsin’s 11 workforce boards statewide, this publicly funded workforce system, defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), provides access to opportunities for employment, education, training and support services that individuals – particularly, those with barriers to employment – need to succeed in the labor market. www.employmilwaukee.org.

About City on a Hill – City on a Hill is a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating poverty in one of Milwaukee’s most challenged neighborhoods. Founded in 2001, the organization employs 20 people and provides programming and support for 1,200 youth and their families annually. City on a Hill provides a full offering of services including social, academic, emotional and spiritual to help transform lives and overcome generational poverty, and at the same time train people in the broader community in solutions to persistent poverty and racial disparity. For more information, visit

About St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church – St. Christopher’s is a parish church of The Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, part of the Episcopal Church in the United States and The Worldwide Anglican Communion. Nestled in the North Shore of Milwaukee, St. Christopher offers a wide range of programming, fellowship, ministry and Christian education reflecting a genuine spirit of family and community engagement. www.stchristopherswi.org.

Employ Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Service Provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities or language needs.