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"Meet The Need": Day 44 | United Community Center, Elsa Mercado

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Listen: For Day 44 of 50 in our Meet The Need campaign, we stop at the United Community Center, a mainstay of Milwaukee's near South Side, providing a wide variety of quality programs making a difference in the lives of youth, seniors, and families for the last 39 years. Listen as Community Relations Director Elsa Mercado brings us into the UCC:

-An overview of what goes on at the United Community Center, approaching community development from an innovative angle that focuses on cultural sensitivity:

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-A brief run through who they serve at their school -- some very powerful statistics:

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-The UCC's Latino Arts program brings major artists from around the world to Milwaukee:

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-Very possibly my favorite story of the campaign so far -- equal parts heart warming and eye opening. Listen to the story Ana and Placido:

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To learn more about the United Community Center, visit their website, and if you'd like to help the UCC meet their needs this holiday season, learn how you can help here.

Produced by: Adam Carr