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Several staff members from CFI were invited to attend the 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, hosted by the YMCA of Metropolitan of Milwaukee.
CFI proudly unveiled a new Crisis Resource Center in Waukesha County to provide crisis services to residents in southeast Wisconsin.
Johnny Ramirez is a dining room attendant at Culver’s on Milwaukee’s south side. At 33, it is his first job. Johnny wanted a job so he could fix the ceiling fan in his bedroom, but also help with some of the bills at home. About a year ago, Johnny successfully completed the employment and job training program.
Leif Elsmo, CFI’s new president and CEO, has spent a lot of time meeting clients and staff members.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8 out of 10 people with a disability are unemployed compared to 3 out of 10 without a disability.
According to the Food Research and Action Center, children and adolescents who eat breakfast (either at school or at home) are significantly less likely to be overweight, while skipping breakfast is associated with a higher risk of obesity.