Since 1999, LISC Milwaukee has hosted the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI). The MANDIs highlight the unsung heroes working hard to revitalize Milwaukee’s most distressed urban neighborhoods. This Oscar-style event is attended by 750 civic leaders from the nonprofit, philanthropic, public and private sectors. The MANDIs have grown into the premier event for the community development world, and tell the much-needed story of what’s right with Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. The MANDI Selection Committee includes a panel of 40 volunteer reviewers and jurors who vet nominations and select finalists and winners.
Hosted by US Bank, the MANDIs will be held on Wednesday, March 16th, at the Potawatomi Event Center. A cocktail hour and Neighborhood Art Walk will be held from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and awards from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The evening will close with a Neighborhood Dessert Reception and DJ from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For registration and information, visit http://programs.lisc.org/milwaukee/mandi/2016_mandi/index.php
Make Your Voice Heard and Help a Nonprofit Win $1,000!
The Wells Fargo People’s Choice Award is a new interactive award category that allows you to help choose the winner. Online voting will begin on March 7th on the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service website, and will continue through March 15th. The three groups that receive the most votes will each receive $1,000 each! Please cast your vote between March 7th-March 15th at milwaukeenns.org/mandivote. (Note: Voting page won’t be available until March 7th)
MANDI 2016 Finalists
Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award: Doors Open Milwaukee, Moody Park Revitalization, and Turtle Park
BMO Harris Bank Cornerstone Award: COA Youth & Family Centers in Amani, Safe & Sound, and Northside Housing Initiative
Northern Trust Navigator Award: Larry and Sharon Adams—Walnut way, Rodney Bourrage Sr—Operation Dream, and Richard Larsen—Larsen Electric
PNC TrailBlazer Award: Foreclosure Reclamation Project—ACTS Housing, Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee, and the Wisconsin Cycle—First Stage
State Farm Building Blocks Award: Maskani Place, Paper Box Lofts, and the St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care—Bucyrus Campus
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