Milwaukee Recreation

About Milwaukee Recreation

Milwaukee Recreation (a department of Milwaukee Public Schools) serves to strengthen and extend the bond between public education and the community. Founded in 1911 by legislation that was reportedly the first of its kind to assign a local public school system the responsibility for conducting recreation programs,

Milwaukee Recreation has maintained a leadership position throughout its history. Multiple use of public school facilities for community services, especially in the evenings, has earned Milwaukee Recreation the distinction of being recognized nationally as the "City of the Lighted Schoolhouse."

Milwaukee Recreation enriches the lives of Milwaukee's youth, adults, and families through many innovative programs. These programs are designed to improve the academic achievement of all students during non-school hours, strengthen families, reduce crime in the neighborhoods, and enhance the well-being of all residents. Milwaukee Recreation's mission is to enrich and strengthen the community by promoting healthy lifestyles, personal development, and fun through memorable recreational and educational experiences for people of all ages and abilities.


Recreation Instructor

June 2019 - August 2019 Milwaukee, WI
“Working with the kids and learning more about the field of therapeutic recreation. Every day was something new and the kids were always excited to be there which made me excited to go into work. ”

Outdoor Education Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Milwaukee, WI
“I worked with some amazing people that were passionate about promoting outdoor education. I got to work with education animals that lived on site which was pretty great. It wasn't repetitive work, one day I would be in a classroom, the next day I would be removing invasive species from the grounds, and other days I would be working out of one of the State Parks.”
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