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Nonprofit Breakfast

While we would have loved to celebrate in person, the 2020 Nonprofit Breakfast was hosted virtually. Guests settled in with their own breakfasts and joined us for a morning celebrating the partnership between the regional nonprofit sector and UW-Parkside. This year, in lieu of the faculty/partner networking, participants have gained first access to this website featuring future partnership opportunities.

Friday, October 9, 2020 

8:30 am  |  Event Kick-Off and Welcome

Debra Karp and Chancellor Ford

8:35-8:55 am  |  Awards

Outstanding Project and Partner of the Year

9:00-10:00 am  |  Keynote

The COVID-19 Effect on Wisconsin’s Nonprofit Sector
Doug Ihrke and Phillip Wagner

Doug Ihrke

About Douglas Ihrke

Dr. Douglas Ihrke is the Executive Director of the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He is also the Chair of the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration, and teaches in the Department of Political Science, and UWM’s interdisciplinary Urban Studies program. After receiving a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota, he worked as an engineering technician before pursuing an MPA degree at Northern Michigan University (NMU). Professor Ihrke also worked in municipal government in Michigan for two years. At Northern Illinois University, his doctoral studies focused on public administration, public policy, and urban studies. 

Philip Wagner

About Philip Wagner

Dr. Philip Wagner received his Ph.D. in Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include media and crime, cybervigilantism, and program evaluation.  During his time at UW-Parkside he has taught classes for the undergraduate criminal justice program and for the Master of Arts in Professional Studies program.


Outstanding Project of the Year

Project of the Year

Kristen Bartel for the inaugural edition of The Root Magazine (Fall 2019 semester) in partnership with Visioning a Greater Racine and downtown Racine businesses.

Partner of the Year

Partner of the Year

Alison Sergio and Health Care Network in recognition of the longstanding partnerships with several Parkside courses over the years.


The following project descriptions are examples based on work done in previous semesters. Some changes may be made to accommodate virtual projects in accordance with public health guidelines as needed. 

If you wish to partner with one or more of these courses, please complete a brief survey. We'll follow up to discuss next steps.

AHS 101

Introduction to Applied Health Sciences 

AHS 101 | Dr. Penny Lyter 

Dr. Lyter’s Intro to Applied Health Science students complete four hours of service at a health-related organization or event that addresses the needs of diverse client populations. Dr. Lyter’s Women’s Health Issues students work with staff and clients at local domestic violence shelters. 

ART 371

Digital Photography 

ART 371 | Dr. Kristen Bartel 

Students in ART 371 photograph and interview select local businesses in downtown Racine. Their work, with the help of other Parkside CBL courses, culminates in The Root Magazine, a free publication created and distributed twice a year.  

CMHC 740

Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling  

CMHC 740 | Dr. Ann Friesema 

Students in CMHC 740 volunteer in organizations that serve people who are homeless or experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse challenges. 

comm 255

Writing for Multimedia

COMM 255  |  Tannette Elie

Students in COMM 255 – Writing for Multimedia learn the fundamentals of multimedia writing, editing, and storytelling using audio, video, photography, and other online journalism formats. A team of students will be assigned a community service beat and will be charged with developing stories and writing for the web and social media. Projects could include an online magazine or blog highlighting a local nonprofit.

comm 368

Children and the Media

COMM 368  |  Kim Wooten

Students in COMM 368 – Children and the Media work with children in grades K-8 in order to teach them the five core concepts of media literacy through an interactive activity that has clear learning goals and a memorable lesson. They develop a clear assessment and reinforcement of the activity that includes a takeaway for the children. 

hsem 280

Sport and Fitness Nutrition

HESM 280  | Stefanie Strauss-Thompkins & Jon Verdegan

Students in HESM 280 - Sport & Fitness Nutrition course participate in nutrition education, local food production (e.g. community gardens) and food pantries to learn more about the ways food insecurity affects those in the community. Potential partners can also contact garrigan@uwp.edu for more information.  

hesm 370

Event Management

HESM 370  | William “Bill” Boppre

Students in HESM 370 partner with community organizations to aid in organization and executing health-related events.  

mis 425

Systems Analysis & Design

MIS 425  |  Dr. Weijun “Will” Zheng 

In MIS 425, small groups of students team with a community nonprofit to accomplish a technology task for them. These tasks have included: updating/creating web pages, creating databases, and designing networks.

mkt 354

Market Research

MKT 354  |  Dr. Peter Knight

Dr. Knight’s marketing students work in teams to conduct focus groups, one-on-one interviews and/or surveys to gain insights from stakeholders and potential clients to support marketing related decisions. 

mkt 358

Promotions Management

MKT 358  |  Dr. Raghava Gundala 

Dr. Gundala’s students work with a local organization (profit or nonprofit) to design and develop an Integrated Marketing Communication plan to address the marketing problem/issue the organization is facing.   

soca 216

Substance Use and Abuse

SOCA 216  |  Dr. Helen Rosenberg

Students in SOCA 216 volunteer in organizations related to substance use and abuse.   

soca 250

Statistics for Social Sciences

SOCA 250  |  Dr. Helen Rosenberg

Dr. Rosenberg's students partner with an agency in need of statistical analysis.

soca 336

Childhood and Society

SOCA 336  |  Dr. Shi Hae Kim

Students in SOCA 336 partner with community agencies to develop and implement an activity with a group of children using sociological theories and practices learned in class. 




EBI Business Interiors


Len Iaquinta’s Excellence in Communication, Inc.


Racine Dominicans

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