These 3 winning UpDayton ideas want to change Dayton for the better 

Having too many good ideas is definitely not a bad problem to have.

Three projects were declared winners at UpDayton’s 2017 Summit from a field of 12. 
>> You might be surprised who showed up at UpDayton’s 2017 Summit 

Each of three winning projects selected will receive $1,000 in seed money and a year of support from UpDayton staff, leaders and volunteers.

Visit UpDayton’s website for information on how to help. 

Below are descriptions of the winning projects. 

>> A rundown of all projects presents at UpDayton 2017 Summit

Karlos Marshall & Moses Mbeseha 
The Reading Park Project

“Karlos and Moses are the co-founders of The Conscious Connect, Inc., a nonprofit with the mission to eradicate urban “book deserts.” Their project seeks to turn underutilized spaces along the Salem Peace Corridor into welcoming places to read a book, have an event, or learn something new.”

Bryan Stewart 
Project Rebound

“Bryan is a huge advocate for a more connected community. His project seeks to use basketball and other sports as a way to bridge divides and boost Dayton children.

>> Bryan Stewart’s Longest Table idea among winners of 2016 UpDayton Summit 

>> PHOTOS: The Longest Table’s epic dinner party across a Dayton bridge

Devon Stinson 
Comfort Bags

“Devon is a former foster youth with a passion for giving back and telling her story. Her project seeks to partner with Agape for Youth to expand their Comfort Bags program.”

Devon Stinson presented her idea for Comfort Bags at the 2017 UpDayton Summit. Video by Amelia Robinson

>> Photos from the 2017 UpDayton Summit 

Where you spotted at the 2017 UpDayton Summit
Photo: Amelia Robinson
Where you spotted at the 2017 UpDayton Summit
Photo: Amelia Robinson