BY JOYCELYN FISH
In the spirit of community collaboration, three young adult and professional groups in Racine are coming together to offer events throughout YPWeek, Monday, April 22 through Saturday, April 27.
YPWeek is a weeklong platform focused on discovery, adventure, and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter to young professionals in Wisconsin. Young Professionals of Racine, a program of Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce, Visioning a Greater Racine Vibrant Atmosphere for Young Adults WAVE Team and What’s Up Racine are planning events to bring young adults, creatives, professionals, millennials and college students together.
More information can be found on YPWeek.com/community/Racine and What’s Up Racine’s Facebook page.
Who’s in charge here?: Kringle Connection
Atmosphere Collaborative Space, 829 Wisconsin Ave, Racine
Monday, April 22; 7 – 9 a.m.
State and local leaders are shaping the Racine of the future. Enjoy a morning social with local politicians and community leaders in a laid-back atmosphere while enjoying kringle and coffee.
Maximize Your Marketing: Get Social
Meadowbrook Country Club, 2149 N Green Bay Rd, Mt Pleasant
Monday, April 22; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
In a world full of “how-to’s,” it can be daunting to figure out where to begin with marketing and social media. Our panel will provide various outlooks on using strategy, collaboration, and branding.
The Foxconn Effect – What does it really mean?
Gateway Technical College, 1001 S Main Street, Racine
Tuesday, April 23; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Bill Mitchell, Vice President of Business Operations for Foxconn Technology Group, will speak on who Foxconn is, what they do, what it means to the Racine community, and his perspective on leadership.
Latin Dance Night
Red Onion, 555 Main St, Racine
Wednesday, April 24; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Spice up Wednesday by dancing the night away with food, drinks, and fun. Join Guy Singer as he leads two sessions of Latin dancing and put some hot new moves to the test.
Racine S.O.U.P. – Support of Urban Projects
Uncorkt, 240 Main St, Racine
Thursday, April 25; 5:30 – 8 p.m.
S.O.U.P. is a forum where people can share ideas for projects to enhance the quality of life in Racine. Everyone in attendance contributes $5 to enjoy a meal of soup and vote on which project will be funded.
Racine’s Largest YP Happy Hour
Longshot Vinyl, 324 6th St, Racine
Friday, April 26; 4 – 6 p.m.
Relax with young professionals from around Racine for a bit of camaraderie to start the weekend right. Buy new and vintage vinyl records while enjoying a craft beer or a glass of wine.
“I am Racine”
1601 Washington Ave., Racine
Friday, April 26; 6 – 10 p.m.
There are many individuals who make up the fabric of our community. As part of the get bEHIND the aRTS Kick-Off celebration, join in a documentary storytelling experience about the people of Racine.
Saturday, April 27; All Day
Explore a neighborhood and take a photo of an area that needs some cleaning or maintenance. Then, take a picture after it’s been cleaned up and post both with #RacineTrashTag.
Joycelyn Fish is a young professional who serves on the Visioning a Greater Racine Vibrant Atmosphere for Young Adults WAVE Team and is also involved in What’s Up Racine.