Episode 43: Milwaukee Talkie - Co:Lab

A conversational, full-length interview with Jeremy Fojut, Chief Idea Officer at Newaukee, and Joe Poeschl, Program Director at The Commons, to discuss a Co:Lab, a “civic accelerator” they co-founded here in Milwaukee. Co:Lab is a deeply engaging and experiential opportunity for a select group of Milwaukeeans to apply their diverse skills, build new connections into the city and work together to produce a high-impact solution for a real community issue. We discuss how to do community development in a thoughtful way, the necessity of cultural competency, focusing on the “return on community” rather than “return on investment”, how to engage young people and connect them to the entire city of Milwaukee, and why you need to go to more events that you wouldn’t typically attend. You can check out Co:Lab here: https://www.colabmke.com/.