About Green Bay
Green Bay may not be Wisconsin’s biggest town, but it holds a big piece of Wisconsin’s heart: namely, the Green Bay Packers. The town takes great pride in their football team because the team is owned by the residents who have invested their own money to keep the Packers in Green Bay. This ownership has created great pride and unity within the community. That same pride and sense of community is alive among those working hard to come alongside residents in order to support those in need. 16% of the population lives below the poverty line in this hard working, blue-collar town that was impacted by the recent economic downturn. The city has been consistently recognized as a great place to live so the struggles can be hard to see, but they are present.
Serving in Green Bay
• Partner with local organizations to meet ongoing needs in the community.
• During the week, students may serve all or part of the week at a food shelf, clothing distribution center, soup kitchen, children’s program, or elderly care facilities.
You and your group will have the opportunity to serve and provide much-needed extra help in the behind-the-scenes work at food pantries in the Green Bay area. You will visit and care for elderly community members and participate in some of the local kids’ programs that serve the children throughout the summer months. During the evenings you will have the opportunity to learn more about this community and its residents through, among other things, a visit to Lambeau Field and a community cookout.
YouthWorks has served in the Green Bay community since 2003. We have been with our current housing partner since that time as well.