2019 Nonprofit Breakfast: Celebrating 50 Years of Powerful Partnerships at UW-Parkside

Published: April 2, 2019

SOMERS - UW-Parkside will host its 2019 Nonprofit Breakfast: Celebrating 50 Years of Powerful Partnerships community engagement event on Friday, May 3, at 7:30 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Special guests include former Chancellor Al Guskin and Esther Letven, Former Associate Vice Chancellor for Extended Services. Al Guskin will speak about the early years of community engagement, while Ester Letven will walk participants through a history of partnerships with UW-Parkside during the program.

One community-based project will also be given recognition during the program. The Community-Based Learning Project of the Year award will be conferred upon Focus Food Fest Project, a partnership between Parkside’s Communication 435 Integrated Marketing class and Focus on Community in Racine. The students planned and marketed the event to bring awareness to the community about prevention and the risks and dangers of substance abuse.

Participants will have a chance to engage in a networking session with faculty and community partners to plan for future community-based learning projects. There will also be a keynote presentation by Susan Dreyfus, President and CEO of Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, a strategic action network of social sector organizations that has a national reach in thousands of communities across America.

This event is free for anyone to attend thanks to the generous support of our sponsors: Emmons Business Interiors, Kenosha Community Foundation, Racine Community Foundation, Educator’s Credit Union and Len Iaquinta’s Excellence in Communication, Inc. Nonprofit professionals from the Kenosha and Racine area are highly encouraged to come. Free parking will be available in the Student Center lot during the event.

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