Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation
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, April 15, 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://www.lisc.org/milwaukee/mandi/2015_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 30 on the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service website, and will continue through April 14. The three groups that receive the most votes will each receive $1,000! Please cast your vote between March 30-April 14 at milwaukeenns.org/mandivote.
MANDI 2015 Finalists
BMO Harris Bank Cornerstone Award: Express Yourself Milwaukee, Pan-African Community Association, Rotary Club of Milwaukee
Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award: The ARTery, Holton Bridge Swing Park, HOME GR/OWN’s Ezekiel Gillespie Park
Northern Trust Navigator Award: LaKetta Caldwell, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Todd Hutchison, Impact Seven, Venice Williams, Alice’s Garden
PNC TrailBlazer Award: Cream City Gardens and Rain Harvesting, Guest House of Milwaukee, Sisters Diversion Project, Benedict Center, Mobile Bike Hub, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors
State Farm Building Blocks Award; Veterans Administration Community Resource and Referral Center on MLK Drive; Zilber School of Public Health
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