Rufus King senior Chariesse Ellis has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for completing more than 200 hours of community service. Most of Chariesse’s volunteer work was with City on a Hill Milwaukee, which provides social and health services to the city’s homeless and uninsured populations.
The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama.
To forward the MPS mission of educating all students for success in higher education, careers, and responsible citizenship, district administration has added community service to high school graduation requirements. Beginning with the class of 2015, MPS students must complete at least one of three options: service- learning, online learning, or community service.