Northeast Community Innovation Corp and Social Venture Partners of #CT hosted an event title #PitchPositive in #Norwalk on Wednesday, April 18. The event was held at #FactoryUndergroundStudios and featured great local food, live music from Band Together, and drinks wine and beer from local companies including Half Full #Brewery, #Litchfield #Distillers, #MaiKanaFoods, #NutshellBars, #NuttyBunnyDeserts and the #BitesCompany.
Billed as a shark tank for small nonprofit organizations, the event included short presentations from 5 local nonprofit leaders. The judges had such a tough time deciding who did the best job that all 5 companies received the same award of $500. The audience was encouraged to make additional contributions to these worthy groups via a new donation platform called Impact Vine.
Presenting companies included:
CONNECT US – #Bridgeport – Partners suburban and urban neighbors to improve the quality of outcomes for young people living in communities of concentrated poverty.
DANIEL TRUST FOUNDATION – invests in and supports low-income students with their educational and professional goals
ELM CITY INTERNATIONALS – is a college preparatory, academic and mentoring program that uses soccer as the catalyst to provide low-income students.
KEYS: Bridgeport-based, provides free individual and group instrumental music lessons for students
INTEMPO – #Stamford-based non-profit arts organization that promotes music education through multiculturalism and native instruments.
Angie Durrell, the cover of LATINCOLORS 16th Edition
We congratulate LATINCOLORS for the 16th Edition of the Magazine. It was celebrated on a beautiful event where the protagonists of the magazine shared their time and talents with the community members and friends.
En la entrega de 16 edición de la revista de Latinco Lors
Posted by Pilar Blanco on Sunday, April 8, 2018
ANGIE DURRELL: CONNECTING CULTURES THROUGH MUSIC
Since an early age, Angie Durrell fell in love with the violin and her community. She found a way to succeed thru music and now shares her passion and talent with young children that like her enjoy music.
Angie is thankful for the opportunities and the values instilled by her mother and mentor. She looks to support and inspire INTEMPO’s children and families the same way they inspired her.
Even though her success hasn’t been easy, she wants to let people know that adversity is part of everyone’s lives and that we need to overcome it and be grateful of what we have.
Angie is a devoted advocate for diverse music and works hard to bring many cultures together through music.
Amazing talent!Great event, thank you Rene
Posted by Hilda Ayala on Sunday, April 8, 2018