Diversity & Inclusion

 
 

Diversity Committee

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

For more information:

Contact Ted Fancher, Human Resources

 

 

 

 

 

The Milwaukee County Diversity Committee is always welcoming new members

 

NOVEMBER IS POVERTY AWARENESS MONTH 

 

 

 

Feeding America - Poverty Statistics in the United States

In 2015:

  • 43.1 million people (13.5 percent) were in poverty.
  • 24.4 million (12.4 percent) of people ages 18-64 were in poverty.
  • 14.5 million (19.7 percent) children under the age of 18 were in poverty.
  • 4.2 million (8.8 percent) seniors 65 and older were in poverty.
  • The overall poverty rate according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure is 14.3 percent, significantly higher than the official poverty rate of 13.5 percent.
  • Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure, there are 45.7 million people living in poverty, 2.6 million more than are represented by the official poverty measure (43.1 million).

http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/impact-of-hunger/hunger-and-poverty/hunger-and-poverty-fact-sheet.html

 

Information Links:

 

Poverty in Wisconsin

http://archive.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/poverty-across-wisconsin-reaches-highest-level-in-30-years-b99676529z1-370157381.html

Wisconsin Poverty – Institute for Research on Poverty

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/research/wipoverty.htm

Poverty in Milwaukee increases

http://www.progressivechc.org/poverty-in-milwaukee-increases/

21 facts about Global Poverty

https://www.one.org/us/2015/10/30/21-shocking-facts-about-global-poverty/

Federal Poverty Guidelines

https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines

US Census Bureau – Poverty

http://www.census.gov/topics/income-poverty/poverty.html

 

Support the Diversity Committee Thanksgiving Turkey Drive:

Thanksgiving Turkey Drive Flyer
 

 

Our Mission

 

The Milwaukee County Diversity Committee strives to honor inclusiveness, advocating for education, awareness, acceptance, and  outreach in the workplace and community.

 

 Our Vision

  • Effectively communicate the works of the Diversity Committee to all stakeholders.

  • Promote initiatives that enhance the quality of life through inclusion and engagement.

  • Provide leadership; promote equality and acceptance for all differences through education and outreach.

 

 The Diversity Committee

 

       The full Diversity Committee is made up of department committees with members from the following Milwaukee County Departments:

  • Aging, Child Support Services, Office of the Comptroller, Corporation Counsel, County Clerk, County Treasurer, Court Services, District Attorney, Facilities, Family Care, Fleet Management, Human Resources, Medical Examiner, Parks and Recreation, Personnel Review Board, Sheriff, and Zoo.

 

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

Contact Ted Fancher, Human Resources, for more information.

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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