Mill and Mine

227 W Depot Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917

March 31, 2022

All Day

Keynote Speaker

Leslie Crutchfield

400 Seats Capacity

(Registration Closed)

About the Summit

Agencies from across East Tennessee came together for a motivating day of camaraderie, conversation, collaboration and, most of all, ACTION. The day’s agenda offered opportunities to learn, share ideas and expertise, brainstorm new approaches to combat major issues together and be inspired. And there was plenty of opportunity to visit with friends, meet new people and create new partnerships.

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2022 UpWard Summit Keynote Speaker

Leslie Crutchfield

Our 2022 speaker was Leslie Crutchfield, social change strategist, author, educator and Executive Director of Business for Impact at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Co-author of Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits and author of How Change Happens: Why Some Movements Succeed While Others Don’t, Leslie has been recognized for developing a “blueprint for groups inspired to take action on today’s major causes.” A consummate educator and changemaker, Leslie leads the Business for Impact team at Georgetown and partners with corporate, non-profit, and government organizations committed to the triple bottom line – people, planet, and prosperity.

The UpWard Summit Grant

Knoxville-area non-profits heard about an exciting new grant opportunity — the Mayor’s Social Innovation Challenge. This initiative aims to fund three collaborative projects that promote youth mental health, trauma-informed support and community resilience.

Mayor's Social Innovation Challenge

A local call to action for creative projects that will support the mental health of Knoxville’s youth, the Mayor’s Social Innovation Challenge will award $20,00 to one project in each of the following categories:
  • Category 1: Provide services or support directly to youth
  • Category 2: Provide services or support to youth mental health providers and/or parents, guardians, and caregivers
  • Category 3: Provide support for the social-cultural environment to build community resilience
Login to the grant portal using your username and password or create an account. Then click Apply in the top left to view the opportunity and apply.