Posted by Samuel Azinger on Jul 20, 2021
Jennifer Williams, Director of Unity in Hope School Systems, and Allen Ruppel, Founder, spoke to our club at Tuesday’s meeting. 
Unity in Hope School Systems was started in Pakistan to give non-Muslim children an opportunity to obtain a quality education not otherwise available to non-Muslim children. Unity in Hope starts with quality instruction, clean water, food, and end with providing children with a good education.
All of the money raised for the schools is managed by the Wisconsin 501(c)(3), and is used by the board to reimburse expenses. Money from the school stays in the community after being used to pay teachers salaries, food, improvements, buildings, maintenance and more. 
A dollar goes very far in these Islamabad, Pakistan slums. What costs MPS $16,000 per student can be obtained for $250 per student. Things such as a playground for the kids cost only $750. Just imagine the impact we could have. For more information, visit their website at or visit and follow them on Facebook at
Unity in Hope School System overview:  Unity in Hope School System | Facebook
Children in impoverished areas in Pakistan have no educational opportunity. Unity in Hope School System was founded to educate youth living in these areas and empower them to break the cycle of poverty and low expectations.
Jennifer’s practice focuses on litigation, and helping clients navigate the often confusing, and stressful phases of a lawsuit.  Whether prosecuting or defending an action, Jennifer’s experience enables her to focus on strategy, and positive outcomes for her clients given her wide breadth of familiarity with the courtroom.  Jennifer is uniquely qualified given her experience in municipal, state, appellate, federal, and international courts, having advised and represented government agencies in all of those forums.  Her current practice focuses on private and public sector clients facing labor and employment matters.  Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer worked for the small East African government of Eritrea on arbitration for a border war with Ethiopia, served for 10 years as a Milwaukee County Sensitive Crimes prosecutor trying over 50 felony jury trials to verdict, and most recently as Deputy City Attorney for the City of Racine handling litigation for the city.  In addition to her practice, she also teaches as an adjunct instructor in the Criminology and Social Justice departments for Marquette University.
Allen Ruppel’s Bio:  (99+) Allen Ruppel | LinkedIn
Allen Ruppel is the founder of Unity in Motion and served as the organization’s Executive Director for the first 20 years. He is currently serving as Development Director. Al is a U.S Navy veteran and navigation team member of the 5th nuclear submarine to circumnavigate the world. Al earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater graduating Summa Cum Laude. In April 2000, Al founded Unity in Motion. Al built the program from a karate class to a non-profit corporation that works with Milwaukee central city youth starting as early as K4 and supports them all the way through post-secondary education offering numerous programs and services. He did this while working full-time for 15.5 years at Northwestern Mutual in various management level positions. In 2008, Unity in Motion became incorporated and in 2010, Al became the full-time Executive Director. He is also the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Hope Christian Schools network and a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Urban Teaching.  Our Team — Unity in Motion