Lending a hand to a school in need

For its sixth annual drive, the UWM African Diaspora Council collected supplies for LaFollette Elementary School, an MPS school about two miles west of campus in the 53206 ZIP code.

“Because of the inflation, we know that a lot of schools would probably be hurting,” said Brenda Cullin, co-chair of the African Diaspora Council advisory committee. “Our goal is to make sure that teachers aren’t reaching into their own pockets to keep their classroom stocked and to make sure students have all the necessary tools needed for a successful year.”

The African Diaspora Council is an employee resource group composed of Black faculty, staff, retirees and alumni of UWM.  The group helps the surrounding community through professional, academic and community development.