Contact: Mallory Nash, Current Young Professionals program manager, 920.606.2666 or email@example.com
Green Bay, Wis. (May 21, 2021) - Current Young Professionals, a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber, announces Lovin’ the Skin I’m In as the 2021 spring Support Of Urban Projects (SOUP) micro-grant recipient.
The spring 2021 recipient proposal was presented by Lovin’ the Skin I’m In executive director Rhonda Chandler at The Barrel Haus at Badger State Brewing Company on Thursday, May 20. The dinner raised $2,166 for the microgrant—a record amount for SOUP—through the generosity of community residents, KerberRose and Alive N’ Kickin’ Pizza Crust.
Lovin’ the Skin I’m In is a faith-based nonprofit that empowers and uplifts girls of color ages 7 – 18+ who identify as African American, black or biracial in Northeast Wisconsin while developing their talents, gifts and leadership skills. Due to the pandemic, the group has been meeting virtually to discuss various topics, including racial and social injustice. Going forward, the nonprofit’s goals include extracurricular activities, volunteer opportunities, summer camps and historically black college and university tours for the girls. The microgrant will be used to purchase supplies and necessary resources for the organization’s participants.
“On behalf of Lovin’ the Skin I’m In and its parents, volunteers and participants, we are so grateful for the grant,” says Chandler. “We look forward to using towards the activities planned for our summer series.”
Soup at the dinner was provided by Renard’s Catering, 1919 Kitchen and Tap, Hey Soup Sister and Mackinaw’s Grill & Spirits; bread was provided by Great Harvest Bread Company. The spring 2021 SOUP dinner was a part of CurrentWeek 2021, presented by Downtown Green Bay and Titletown.
The next SOUP dinner will be in November 2021.
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