HAN member Ascension Wisconsin is donating $500,000 to PRISM Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to continue the health system’s support of the UpStart Kitchen entrepreneurs to access an affordable, fully equipped commercial kitchen and business resources to grow or start their own food business. The funds will also support the development of a youth culinary training program and COVID-19 Emergency Meals Program.
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“Health and prosperity go hand-in-hand. An important part of being an anchor in this community is working with others not only to address our most pressing health challenges but also to support the long-term vitality, economic development and neighborhood revitalization on Milwaukee’s North side,” said Reggie Newson, chief community impact and advocacy officer, Ascension Wisconsin. “By expanding opportunities for food-related entrepreneurs, we not only support new business growth but also fill a need for emergency meal preparation. It’s a win-win.”
- HAN member UC San Francisco is also supporting long-term vitality and economic development in its local area by creating its first community investment pilot program, with a $5 million investment for four Bay Area financial intermediary partners to provide housing assistance, employ individuals with barriers to employment, and make small business loans to community members and minority-owned local businesses in San Francisco and the East Bay.