November 22, 2016
With Milwaukee Succeeds, we’re all in this together. We bring folks to the table, where everybody can come and speak as equals. Sounds like the ideal Thanksgiving dinner with family, doesn’t it? If not, check out this New York Times article, “How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor (Hello, Thanksgiving!)”
But seriously, after one of the most divisive campaigns in memory, “healing” seems to be the word of the hour. I plan to spend our nation’s oldest tradition to focus on our blessings as Americans … on what unites us, not on what divides us.
I’m grateful for my team, our co-chairs, educators, policymakers and the organizations that stepped up, united and committed to support the strategies Milwaukee Succeeds. I’m thankful for everyone who has advocated our shared vision of success for every child, in every school, cradle to career. It has taken a tremendous amount of time, talent, resources and investment to align the community under Milwaukee Succeeds, but the programs are now in place and the improvement is tangible. Too often we forget to slow down and consider the impact people have on us and the impact we have on them.
Without all of our dedicated community partners and stakeholders, none of this would be possible.