A Milwaukee Story: Working Holiday

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Raised by 15 people in 6 months
35814712_1546649455545374_r.jpeg35814712_1546649471675456_r.jpegThis journey started when I turned in my resignation letter for my government job in Milwaukee, WI where I’ve lived for 21 of my 26 years. I love Milwaukee and always will but I’ve been called to do more for my city than what I have done so far. I recognize what our city lacks. We are to be so much more. We are  in a global race for talent, and when geographic mobility is as easy as it has ever been, we can’t afford not to make the improvements, investments, and commitments needed to be a world class city.

And that requires leaving. I will be undertaking a working holiday through Central & South America then over to Europe to learn & immerse myself in what I believe to be the greatest creation of humankind: cities for the people. I will be studying what makes cities great for the masses- robust public transportation, walkable neighborhoods, quality public gathering places, high density housing, cultural & entertainment districts.

This trip is about what brings people of all walks of life together and enriches our lives- connection to one another. My time will be spent studying spaces as well as interviewing people about what works in their city & what doesn’t. We are designed to live among & serve one another & immersing myself in the best of that will help me to better fulfill my life’s purpose: help make Milwaukee a world class city for all.

I will be documenting my travels and new knowledge at website that will be live in the coming weeks & @mkemontavius Twitter + @montavius.jones IG

THANK YOU for your support in this hopefully life changing & ultimately city changing journey.
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The website is LIVE!

I've been traveling for 4 months now and it has been a wild ride with lots of ups & downs and most importantly, learning. About myself, the website, what I want the website to mean to me and others. I am grateful for the experience and opportunity.

Thanks to everyone who has supported me on this journey!

Check out the website! I'm happy with its start and have more to come!

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SO happy people are interested & believe in what I am doing! Listen to my segment on urbanmilwaukee.com podcast from last week! I talk in depth about my Why for the trip. #HereThisIsWhy

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Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! The support has been unbelievable. Words of encouragement, advice, international connections, tips, and of course dollars. I appreciate anyone adding in anyway to this journey.

The website is still under construction. In the meantime, sign up for updates here: herethisiswhy.com
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