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“Make Milwaukee”: Volunteering | Barbara with Head Start

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Listen: Yesterday, I introduced Barbara Stein (although she was wearing a Santa disguise for part of it) and her lifelong commitment to volunteering. In that post, I alluded to the setting of our interview — her 98′ Buick Riviera. Now, this isn’t because we couldn’t find a suitable alternative location for the interview. No, her car was a perfectly appropriate setting because of its perfectly on message license plate. VLNTR. Volunteer. Quite the commitment — check it out above.

We could have sat in the driver and passenger seat all morning, reliving Barbara’s volunteering adventures together. And while we did manage to cover a good deal of ground, there was one story that stuck out to me, simply because it didn’t sound like any story we’ve done so far. The role a particular period in our country’s history plays in her story sets this story apart. Listen to how Barbara became involved with Head Start in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.’s tragic assassination (scroll to the bottom for the audio piece).

Perhaps Head Start, although they’re no longer so young, would be a good item to add to your volunteer resume? Find an opportunity in Milwaukee!

Produced by: Adam Carr