Brought to you by Civic + Community Engagement, an initiative of AIGA Philadelphia
Designers and creatives in all fields: seeking ways to contribute in your community? We’ll get you connected! Join us at this all-inclusive evening to listen and learn from experts—and walk away with concrete options for getting involved! At this event, AIGA's committee for Civic + Community Engagement will announce its ongoing initiatives and special partnerships that will connect you to a wide range of giving opportunities in the greater Philadelphia area. Communities including nonprofit networking sites, the Philadelphia School District, and more. Top the evening off with our keynote speaker, Mitch Little, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity.
We will be collecting gently-worn graphic design or design resource books at the event. If you'd like to participate, bring a book or two to drop off at the registration desk—we will donate them to graphic design programs within the Philadelphia School District's Office of Career and Technical Education.
About our keynote speaker:
Mitch Little is the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO). He previously served as Deputy Executive Director for the organization starting in 2013. As the Community Action Agency for the city and county of Philadelphia, CEO seeks to support the alignment of the city’s efforts to lift individuals and communities out of poverty and increase opportunities for low income individuals and families using a “collective impact” model. The agency also acts as a thought leader, funder, and convener contracting with a wide variety of grantees to advance initiatives in financial security, benefit access, housing security, and workforce development. Mitch serves on a number of Boards of Directors including YesPhilly, an alternative school for out-of-school young adults, and mentors young professionals.
Mitch Little holds a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Public and Non-Profit Leadership. Prior to joining local government Mitch spent four years as a Social Worker working with families involved in the city’s child welfare system. The next eleven years in the non-profit sector were spent in a leadership roles providing community based services throughout Philadelphia focusing on community development, early childhood education, youth enrichment and diversion programming, and workforce development.