MMAC’s own Corry Joe Biddle honored by Greater Milwaukee Urban League
Corry Joe Biddle, MMAC Vice President of Community Affairs, was honored by the Greater Milwaukee Urban League with its “Young Professional Making a Difference” award Monday. Biddle received the recognition during the organization’s annual Equal Opportunity Day luncheon. She joined nearly two dozen individuals and organizations honored for their efforts in providing and advocating for equal opportunity in Milwaukee.
Biddle has been with MMAC since 2008 – serving as Executive Director of FUEL Milwaukee, a 7,000-member community engagement network serving young professionals in the community. She also leads MMAC’s Region of Choice initiative, which has helped increase African American and Latino employment and advancement among 125-plus area companies since its launch in 2019.
“MMAC is lucky to have someone with the passion and drive of Corry Joe," said MMAC President Dale Kooyenga. "Whether it's championing equity by heading up our Region of Choice program, or facilitating professional development initiatives for the next generation of talent, she is certainly making a difference in our community.
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Lastly, a $1B investment in our children was made to provide schools a boost. This includes funds to close the wide gap between choice and charter schools and their public school counterparts.
For Milwaukee, today provided a potential respite from fiscal calamity. For students in Wisconsin - regardless of where they attend - it meant a more promising future. It also showed a way forward, through compromise and leadership, that good policy can be achieved.
Clare McGinnis will provide help with organization’s communications
MMAC is proud to welcome Clare McGinnis to its team this summer as its communications intern.
Clare will be a senior at Marquette University in the fall. Her areas of study are writing-intensive English, business administration and gender & sexualities studies.
During the school year, she works as the communications assistant for Resident Life, helping to promote on-campus events and writing weekly newsletters for the Residence Life Leadership Board. She has lived in the Milwaukee area for seven years and loves the community.
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