Enactus Windsor holds annual micro granting dinner, SOUP

Two people serving themselves bowls of soup.
On March 30, Enactus Windsor hosted their annual CityThrive SOUP event, a micro granting dinner celebrating creative projects in the city.

Enactus faculty advisor Kent Walker said, "We heard several touching personal stories from which people have developed innovative businesses. Communities that they sought to serve included the elderly, pregnant women, Black and Indigenous high school students, people with food allergies, students, and grade school kids. After a vote our winners were given $1,000 toward their business, and Enactus plans to support them as they develop their idea and service."

One of the winners, Richard Nonso of Hoodhacks, said, "Our business aims to provide technology and digital skills training, as well as mentorship opportunities and networking events, to underrepresented youth in the Windsor-Essex community, with a focus on Black and Indigenous youth. We believe this grant will be instrumental in moving our idea from the ideation phase to the planning phase, where we can create a safe and supportive space for these youth to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the tech industry."