Category Archives: Community Service

2022 Scholarships Now Available for Applicants

JMK Women in Business                        $1,000 + $5,000

Women pursuing a business program with major field of specialization in accounting, economics, finance, business management, marketing, operations management, human resources management, international business, or entrepreneurship at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field, are eligible to compete in this tri-level (club/district/international) scholarship competition. Online students are eligible to apply if enrolled at an accredited university/college/institute.

Students must be enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program at the time the application is submitted to the local Zonta club, and must still be attending school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed. (Download the application for complete details.)

In addition, Zonta Club of Milwaukee applicants must either: (1) have legal residency in the six-county Greater Milwaukee Metro area while attending any accredited university, college or institute in the world or (2) be a full-time, out-of-state student attending an accredited university, college or institute in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, Racine, or Kenosha counties.

The Zonta Club of Milwaukee awards one $1,000 scholarship. The Club’s winner’s application is sent to Zonta International for consideration for one of 37 $5,000 international scholarships.

The 2022 JMK Women in Business application is now open.  Completed 2022 applications are due on or before June 1, 2022The application can be found here.

JMK Women in Business Poster

Women in Science/Technology/Engineering/Math        $1,000

Women majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math who have achieved junior- or senior-level status (by the application deadline) at an accredited college or university are eligible to apply for this $1,000 scholarship offered by the Zonta Club of Milwaukee. 

Applicants must have an outstanding academic record, demonstrate intent to complete their chosen program, and show outstanding potential in their chosen field.

In addition, applicants must either: (1) have legal residency in the six-county Greater Milwaukee Metro area while attending any accredited university, college or institute in the world or (2) be a full-time, out-of-state student attending an accredited university, college or institute in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, Racine, or Kenosha counties.

The 2022 Women in STEM application is now open. Completed 2022 applications are due on or before June 15, 2022. The application can be found here.

Please Help Raise Funds for our Zonta Club’s Covid-19 Crisis Response

– A combined Service and Advocacy initiative –

The COVID-19 crisis is adversely affecting women and families, particularly regarding basic needs, not only health, but also food, shelter and safety with increases in domestic violence, unemployment, and evictions. We will be supporting agencies whose resources are stretched due to this crisis and whose mission aligns with ours.

We are asking members who are able to donate to our club’s Zonta Foundation to help these agencies in need, making a bigger impact than we could as individuals.

  • If members who are able can donate the cost of our monthly meeting dinner, we should be able to raise $750 or more for each of the four agencies we have selected for this summer’s effort.
  • Since we did not meet as a Club in person and dine together in March, April, May and June, we each did not incur a $30 per month meeting cost. Please consider donating this amount or more.
  • Feel free to send in one check, or you may elect to donate monthly over the summer. We are also offering on-line donations via Facebook.

We have selected four agencies to support with this summer’s effort:

  • Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI)/ WOVIN –Women Veterans Initiative:
    • Women veterans and their families
    • Providing housing and food
    • Sojourner Family Peace Center:
    • Women and their families, as domestic violence is spiking in COVID-19 crisis
    • Providing safety, food, housing
  • Sixteenth St Health Center:
    • Patient and family-centered medical care and social services, serving largely below poverty level Spanish-speaking population in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties
    • Open and accepting new patients, need protective equipment
  • The Cathedral Center:
    • Primary focus is on women and children, working to end homelessness
    • Concerned about running out of supplies, basic needs and PPE

Donations can be sent to the Zonta Foundation Treasurer:
Elizabeth Stull
3049 S. 39th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Please indicate “COVID” on your check and note if this is a one-time donation for the full summer effort, or one of multiple checks if you prefer to donate monthly. Or you may donate on-line via our Facebook page. Thank you!

Back-to-school Backpacks & Supplies

August Service Project:  Thank you to everyone that helped coordinate, collect, deliver, and stuff the backpacks for the Neu-Life Community Development Center children!  They are starting the school year off with the correct tools.  Also, thank you to all that helped with the Career Day and distribution.

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Zonta “stuffing” helpers

Sojourner Family Peace Center – May 2016 “Mini” Service Project

We are collecting items for Sojourner Family Peace Center, since our meeting will be held at their facility in May. Their greatest needs are:

  • Slippers for kids and toddlers
  • Underwear for toddlers
  • Socks for infants and toddlers

Please bring your donations to our meeting on May 25th. Thank you!

Twin Sheet Set Drive – April 2016 “Mini” Service Project

Sheets

We are collecting twin sheet sets (white or beige) for CORE/El Centro in April. CORE/El Centro uses the sheets in their rehabilitation efforts (massage, etc.) with women healing from domestic violence.  Please bring them to the April business meeting.   Thank you!

Cookbook Drive – March Mini Project

Do you have extra cookbooks that are no longer used, just taking up space in your kitchen? Bring them to the next Club meeting (March 23rd) and donate them for HeartLove Place – Prostart Program! 

HeartLove Place fills a major gap in central Milwaukee by offering the ProStart Culinary Arts Program, which trains and prepares participants to obtain entry-level careers in the food service and hospitality industry. This is a 14-week program founded by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Since its inception at HeartLove Place in 2002, ProStart has graduated over 500 people from the program and has helped place 46% in industry-related jobs. Other graduates have gone on to open their own companies, advance their education further, and take positions in other industries.

Cookbooks

Got water bottles??

Mini service project for February 2016:  The Club will be collecting new and gently-used water bottles for the Neu-Life after-school program. Please bring your donations to the February dinner meeting on the 24th.  Thank you!