LISC Milwaukee has announced the 16 finalists for its Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI).
The 14th annual awards program will highlight innovative and high-impact projects in the central city.
Sponsored by U.S. Bank, in partnership with LISC Milwaukee, the MANDIs recognize individuals, organizations, and corporations who are strengthening Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods.
“You will not find more entrepreneurial people than the people who are leading the efforts to rebuild our central city neighborhoods. The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation provide an opportunity for us to celebrate and learn from our city’s greatest talent,” Leo Ries, executive director of LISC Milwaukee.
MANDI finalists include:
Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award – Brown Street Academy; Washington Park; and Burnham and 29th Park.
BMO Harris Cornerstone Award – ACTS Housing; Progressive Community Health Services; and La Causa.
Northern Trust Navigator Award – Charlotte John-Gomez; James Godsil; and Welford Sanders.
PNC Bank Trail Blazer – Select Milwaukee’s Financial Literacy Through Home-Ownership Program; Milwaukee Rising; Our Next Generation Outbound Learning Program.
State Farm Building Blocks Award – Clock Shadow Building; Mitchell Street Market Lofts; National Avenue Lofts; and Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley.
Vison Award – ManpowerGroup.
Finalists were selected by an independent, cross-sector volunteer committee. The winners will be announced at a gala event on Thursday, March 14, at 5:30 p.m.at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.