Volunteering and Connection in our Communities
At Capital Impact, we’re committed to building stronger communities. While we do this primarily through financing, we also recognize the importance of giving back to the communities in which we live and work.
Capital Impact staff celebrate our commitment to our communities throughout the year with individual contributions and volunteer activities. An annual volunteer event has also been part of Capital Impact’s summer all-staff retreat. This year we took our retreat to Detroit, MI, where we visited several of our project sites and learned more about our place-based strategy in the city.
As a part of that, we volunteered at four Detroit organizations: Belle Isle Park, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Plum Street Market Garden, and Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Southeast Michigan. Volunteering provides an opportunity for us to see the amazing results our financing dollars yield, and it also helps us connect to our core values and communities in a very personal way. For most, it’s only after spending time like this in the communities that we recognize the gift that is volunteering.