Community Partners Gather for Nonprofit Breakfast 2022
On May 6, 2022, representatives from local nonprofits gathered for breakfast and presentations from the Alan E. Guskin Center for Community and Business Engagement. The 2022 Nonprofit Breakfast, was a welcome change for the community partners after two years of virtual meetings, and presented an opportunity for the partners to network. The nonprofits learned how to get involved with student volunteers, met UW-Parkside professors who are seeking partners for Community-Based Learning (CBL) projects, and learned how the Center can work with the university to achieve their goals.
Staff from the Center presented awards to Hawthorne Hollow and three UW-Parkside professors for their involvement in community-based learning (CBL) projects, and students from a marketing research class presented their research on what students are looking for in volunteer opportunities.
The capstone of the morning was keynote speaker, Deanna Singh, author of the book Actions Speak Louder. Singh was recognized by Forbes as an "African American Woman Everyone Should Know" and by the Milwaukee Business Journal as one of the community's most influential 40 Under 40 Leaders. Singh inspired the group with her personal story and provided them with a step-by-step guide to becoming an inclusive workplace. "We're all bridge builders," Singh told attendees at the event. "Take the power that you have and think about that power ... and the kind of difference you're making.”