The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (known as the MANDIs) recognize individuals, organizations and projects that enrich central city neighborhoods. Nominations for 18th Annual MANDIs will be accepted through October 21, 2016.
Sponsored by US Bank, the awards pay tribute to the people and organizations working tirelessly to make Milwaukee a great place to live, learn, work and grow. Individuals, organizations and projects in the city of Milwaukee are eligible to apply.
• BMO Harris Bank Cornerstone Award: Recognizes an organization for tenacious commitment and effectiveness
• Northern Trust Navigator Award: Recognizes an individual for outstanding leadership and collaboration
• PNC Trail Blazer Award: Recognizes an innovative approach to a community problem(s)
• State Farm Building Blocks Award: Recognizes a real estate project that enhances the community
• Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award: Recognizes a public space that enlivens a neighborhood
All of the finalists will be eligible for the Wells Fargo People’s Choice Award at the 2017 MANDIs. The Wells Fargo People’s Choice Award is an interactive category that allows the public to vote online for their favorite finalists starting April 1st.
MANDI is hosted by LISC Milwaukee (Local Initiative Support Corporation). Winners are selected by an independent committee, and will be announced at a gala on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Finalists will be announced at a live event on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. All MANDI winners receive a trophy and $1,000.
SAVE THE DATE FOR MANDI 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Potawatomi Event Center
2016 MANDI winners included: Rodney Bourrage, Sr., Founder and Executive Director, Operation Dream; Moody Park, Milwaukee County & Partners; ACTS Housing’s Foreclosure Reclamation Project; St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care –Bucyrus Campus; and the COA Youth & Family Centers.
About LISC: Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is the recognized leader in neighborhood development. Since 1980, LISC national has marshaled $9 billion from 3,100 investors, lenders and donors to foster the revitalization of more than 300 urban neighborhoods and rural communities. Since 1995, LISC Milwaukee has invested $100 million in the central city by mobilizing resources for neighborhood revitalization and investing these funds through grants, loans and technical assistance to neighborhood-based community development efforts.