A city native who left town, Navin came back to Milwaukee to work with a drop-out prevention program.
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.
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.)
Sep 2nd, 2014 by Newaukee
"In other cities I feel far safer walking and biking, vis-a-vis cars, especially with my young son."
Aug 11th, 2014 by Newaukee
I’m Milwaukee’s bike share program!
Aug 4th, 2014 by Newaukee
"Milwaukee turned out to be the perfect fit for me – the right size, right energy level and, most importantly, ready access to fried cheese."
Jul 7th, 2014 by Newaukee
"I recently visited San Francisco and Oakland and would love to see Milwaukee integrate technology into its infrastructure."
Jun 30th, 2014 by Newaukee
"I like going to brunch in the Third Ward. You can practically taste the creativity in the air."
Jun 23rd, 2014 by Newaukee
"We cannot continue to dismiss MPS as a problem for 'those people’s' kids."