Wisconsin News Briefs

Boys & Girls Clubs

of Greater Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) is hosting a job fair on May 26 at the Mardak Center for Administration & Training. BGCGM is welcoming candidates to apply and interview for full-time and part-time positions onsite. Available positions include Club managers, youth development professionals, security staff and data entry specialists. These positions offer competitive pay, flexible schedules, professional development training and free memberships for children of employees. Perspective candidates are encouraged to bring a resume.

WHEN:  Thursday, May 26

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Mardak Center for Administration           & Training

1158 N. 6th Street

Milwaukee, WI, 53212

CONTACT: Danielle Stobb

danielle.stobb@bgcmilwaukee.com

Serina Chavez Sworn in as SDC District 5 Commissioner

MILWAUKEE, WI, May 20, 2022 – Serina Chavez was sworn in as the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s District 5 Commissioner by Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson on Tuesday, May 17th.

SDC District 5 residents voted to elect Serina Chavez as their newly elected commissioner during the April 19th District Elections. As SDC’s District 5 Commissioner, Serina Chavez represents the near southside of Milwaukee

“There’s a need for services in District 5 and I want our community to know what is available to them,” said Commissioner Chavez. “We have a large population of Latinx and Hmong residents so making sure that they have resources and information that they can understand is also very important.”

In addition to eight appointed Commissioners, SDC has six elected commissioners who represent all of Milwaukee County and are elected by their constituents.

This is Serina Chavez’s first time serving on the SDC Board of Commissioners.

For more than 50 years, the Social Development Commission (SDC) has served as a planner, coordinator, and provider of human service programs for low-income individuals and families in Milwaukee County. The mission of the Social Development Commission is to empower Milwaukee County residents with the resources to move beyond poverty.

MPS Superintendent Issues Statement on Shooting in Texas

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley issued the following statement in response to today’s news of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas:

“Right now, my thoughts and prayers are with the community of Uvalde, Texas, and everyone impacted by this morning’s unfortunate events. I am especially hurt that an elementary school was the site of this tragedy. These incidents have become far too commonplace, and my hope is that we find a solution that ends senseless gun violence of all forms. Milwaukee Public Schools will ensure that anyone impacted throughout our district will receive the support they need to help cope with today’s events.”

$19 Million Agreement with Ford Motor Company for False Advertising

MADISON, Wis. –Attorney General Kaul today announced a $19.2 million multistate settlement with Ford Motor Company regarding claims that Ford falsely advertised the real-world fuel economy of model year 2013–2014 C-Max hybrids and the payload capacity of model year 2011–2014 Super Duty pickup trucks. Wisconsin will receive $325,247 from the settlement.

2013–2014 C-Max Hybrids.  The investigation by the Attorneys General revealed that Ford made several misleading representations about 2013–2014 C-Max hybrids including:  Misrepresenting the distance consumers could drive on one tank of gas;

Marketing that driving style would not impact real world fuel economy; and, Claiming superior real world fuel economy compared to other hybrids.  At one point, Ford ran a series of advertisements called the “Hybrid Games,” which were narrated like an Olympic sporting event and depicted the C-Max outperforming the Prius in a series of videos.