Harper Woods SOUP
Apr 17, 2019 5:30 PM
Ernestine Lyons
Harper Woods SOUP

This Microfinancing community dinner has a mission to promote community-based development through crowdfunding, creativity, collaboration, democracy, trust, and fun. Harper Woods residents and guests from around the state come to have a dinner that consists of soup (and much more ) served and hear different business pitches or creative ideas that will benefit the community. People pay for the cost of the meal, the money goes into a big pot, and after everyone has eaten, a winner is selected by those attending via a vote, and the money goes toward their entrepreneurial effort.




Empower residents
Help create jobs
Allow people to establish new relationships and networks
Promote action and change
Foster critical dialogue
Instill neighborhood pride
Provide a deeper understanding of democracy