The Big Impact is a program meant to change the way people engage with philanthropy by creating an engaging, crowdfunded pitch event. What is it? A micro-granting event supporting community, place-based, and entrepreneurial projects that shape our city. Pre-selected projects will be pitched to the audience by our Co:Lab cohorts interested in utilizing the funding to carry out their neighborhood projects.
The Co:Lab program is a deeply engaging and experiential opportunity for a select group of Milwaukeeans to apply their diverse skills, build new connections into the city, and work together to produce a high-impact solution for a real community issue. The featured neighborhoods of this project are Mitchell Street, Avenues West, and Granville
Attendees pay a fee of $25 to attend the event and vote for their favorite project. The winning pitch will go home with all of the money raised through ticket sales. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available.
Mitchell Street Team:
How might we activate the Modjeska Theater as a vibrant and emblematic center for the Mitchell Street community?
Avenues West Team:
How might we leverage the unique cultural energy during Doors Open Milwaukee and use it to drive interest for Avenues West’s Live, Work, Play Homeownership Incentive program?
How might we create a new sense of community, ownership and belonging for the young professionals working for local Granville businesses?
YPWeek is a week long platform for discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter among young professionals. This interactive conference brings together key leaders in the community, at purposefully chosen locations that integrate the unique cultural assets with meaningful learning or social interaction. The activities engage the next generation in experiences that are important to you as a YP while educating your employers on the important role these functions play in retaining you as their workforce.