Local Impact Alliance Announces New “Lunch and Learn” Series
Monthly series will highlight community leaders in an informal, “brown bag” setting
In partnership with the Canton Community Foundation, the Local Impact Alliance (LIA) is proud to announce its’ “2022 Lunch and Learn Series.” The goal of this series is to foster community discussion on issues of importance to Canton, Plymouth, Westland, and Van Buren.
“Our area is full of talented people doing interesting things. We wanted to showcase those people and give our residents a chance to learn and get engaged," said moderator David Hammond, Vice Chairman of the Canton Community Foundation.
Each session will begin at 11:30 am and will be hosted in the 1st floor boardroom of the Canton Township Administration Building, 1150 S Canton Center Rd, Canton, MI 48188.
May 18th – “Growing Native Plants for Our Caterpillars, Butterflies and Moths"
Brenda Dziedzic is on a mission to strengthen native butterfly populations. Dziedzic is an award-winning Master Gardener, author, and expert on raising butterflies. She is the author of Raising Butterflies in the Garden, co-founder and president of the Southeast Michigan Butterfly Association (SEMBA), and founder of Westland's “Brenda’s Butterfly Habitat," a public greenhouse that houses butterflies native to Michigan and their host plants. Follow her efforts on Facebook at: Learn About Butterflies in the Garden. Dziedzic's talk will focus on what individuals can do to encourage butterfly populations in their own yards. Copies of her book available for purchase. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT
June 1st – Bridging the Student and Employers Gap Through 'Future Fit' – Brooke Franklin
Brooke Franklin is the Founder and President of Adaptive Creative Solutions, Inc. Previously, she served as the Business Development Recruiter, Director of the Detroit Board Fellowship Program, and Director of K-12 Strategic Partnerships for the Detroit Regional Chamber for over nine years. In addition, Brooke served as the Director of Workforce and Talent for the Canton Chamber of Commerce.
Please stay tuned to Local Impact Alliance to get more details on speakers and dates of registration.
Created to strengthen and promote organized philanthropy in the Western Wayne County (MI) communities of Plymouth, Westland, Canton, and Van Buren, the Local Impact Alliance (LIA) is a partnership of three community foundations and several local community programs. Founding members of the LIA include the Canton Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of Plymouth, the Westland Community Foundation, Giving Hope and Eagles for Children.