Newaukeean of the Week

Kara Navin

A city native who left town, Navin came back to Milwaukee to work with a drop-out prevention program.

By - Mar 11th, 2013 01:31 pm
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Kara Navin

Kara Navin

How long have you lived in Milwaukee and why did you choose to move here?
I actually grew up in the Milwaukee area but left for 6 years to spread my wings. I moved back 2 years ago because I realized I never really had a chance to get to know my hometown and everything it has to offer.

What about Milwaukee makes a place you want to work and play?
What I love about Milwaukee is that there are all the amenities of a large city with that small town feel. There are so many ways to get involved and make the city what you want it to be. Milwaukee is filled with amazing people, great business opportunities, and of course, limitless entertainment.

What is your favorite Milwaukee event?
I’m a huge fan of Jazz in the Park and Chill on the Hill. Anytime I can get together with friends and enjoy some great music is a win-win for me.

What is one thing you’d like to see change about Milwaukee?
I would love to see Milwaukee improve its public transit system. I would love to be able to take the bus across the greater Milwaukee area. The idea of a new downtown streetcar is extremely exciting.

What do you do?
I proudly serve as the Corporate & Foundation Partnerships Manager for City Year Milwaukee. I manage the relationships with our corporate and foundation donors, giving me the opportunity to connect the community with our corps’ service in Milwaukee. (City Year Milwaukee is in its fourth year in this city, and is a local affiliate of a national non-profit located in numerous cities that works on drop-out prevention programs, including in-school and after-school tutoring provided by AmeriCorps volunteers.)  

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