2019 Social Impact Summit

Save the date! The 2019 Social Impact Summit details have been finalized! We will keep updating our website as more information about panelists and sponsors come in! Spread the word! We cannot wait to put on this spectacular event!

We developed the Social Impact Summit to educate about social entrepreneurship and its enormous impact, inspire attendees to become changemakers, and to facilitate networking among those interested in the social space.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!!

 
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Schedule**

8:30 - Coffee & Pastries
9:00 Intro
9:15 - Keynote
10:00 - Panel Group 1
10:45 - Panel Group 2
11:30 - Lunch
11:45 - Raffle
12:00 - Pitch with a CAUSE
1:00 - End

**Schedule is tentative & may be subject to change before the day of the event

 
 

Speaker Bios and Pictures Coming Soon!

Keynote Speaker

April Harrington, Chief Operating Officer - Growing Home, Inc.

April Harrington is the Chief Operating Officer, and currently Interim Executive Director, at Growing Home in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. April has been with Growing Home for six years where she moved up through the development department and led the organization’s fundraising efforts before transitioning into program and organizational management. Prior to working at Growing Home, she earned her bachelor’s in International Development Studies from York University in Toronto, and volunteered and interned at a variety of local and international nonprofits, many of whom served refugees.

Growing Home works to build healthy people and communities in the South Side of Chicago through our innovative work in urban agriculture. We run a farm-based employment training program to help individuals with barriers to employment find and keep stable, full-time jobs. At our USDA-certified organic farms, we also seek to provide healthy, fresh food and food education to our neighbors in Englewood.

 

Sustainability Panel

Katie Pratt, Owner - Grand Prairie Farms

Phillip Cosgrove, Co-Founder - Swzle

IMPACT CAREERS WITH CAUSE ALUMNI Panel

Chloe Pooler, Finance & Accounting Manager - ThinkCERCA

Alex Kinnamon, Grant Accountant - Pioneer Center for Human Services