Take a Seat at the Table Near You!

The Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund is thrilled to launch a new county wide initiative, Seat at the Table, potluck style dinners that create a space to discuss issues that matter most to Prince George’s County residents.

From the onset, PGCSIF has worked as a catalyst for social impact. Our mission is to invest in new ways of solving old problems in Prince George’s County, Maryland. As an organization, we have recognized the pockets of opportunity in the County, as well as the disconnection between the multiple stakeholders who are attempting to address many of the same issues, largely in an unorganized or uncoordinated way and bringing people together has been central to our work. We understand that when we as a community join together, we have the opportunity to share, listen, and learn from one another and we see no place better at facilitating rich dialogue than a Seat at the Table.

From mid-August to early September PGCSIF Advisory Board in collaboration with Forty Under 40 recipients will open their homes, businesses or community centers to take part in a community wide initiative in which we come together around a table to discuss ways at which we can use our collective genius to generate new ideas that strengthen the communities economically, lead to more equitable solutions and improve the quality of life for Prince George’s County.
Introducing our 2017 Seat the Table hosts and their respective dinner site:

  • Brittany Drakeford, ’15, Cottage City, 8/12
  • Mike Powell, ’16, Mount Rainer, 8/12
  • PGCSIF Advisory Board, ’12-17, Hyattsville, 8/12
  • Tricia Holmer, ’15, College Park, TBA
  • Dr. Ashanti Bryant Foster, ’16, Fort Washington, TBA
  • Riche Holmes Grant, ’14, Upper Marlboro, TBA
  • Hon. Candace B. Hollingsworth,’15, Hyattsville, TBA

Each host is asked to organize 8–12 individuals who may or may not know one another. Dinners will generally open at 5:00 PM and the end around 8:00 PM. Donations are encouraged

Interested in taking a Seat at the Table, RSVP at innovateprincegeorges.org/seatatthetablesignup.  Space is limited.

For more information…

To contact one of our 2017 Seat at the Table hosts please contact Program Manager Shauntia White at shauntia@innovateprincegeorges.org and Advisory Board member Brian Rubin at briancrubins@gmail.com.

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