give & take
a simple way to build stronger communities
What do you know? What do you want to know?
These two questions are the catalysts for Give & Take, a public project that Works Progress began in 2009 to encourage teaching, learning, and face-to-face social interaction in our community. Give & Take is an open platform based around custom-designed nametags asking attendees to share one thing that they know, and one thing they want to know. These two questions launch an interactive program of presentations on diverse topics, hands-on activities, and socially-focused games. Give & Take taps the know-how of participants, sparking conversation and building relationships across disciplines and social silos.
To date, Works Progress has presented Give & Take in communities across Minneapolis-St.Paul, in partnership with neighborhood and community groups, non-profit organizations, and businesses. We’re always looking for opportunities to bring Give & Take to new communities, so please say hello if you’re interested in partnering on a Give & Take event.
You can also order Give & Take Nametags or a Give & Take Starter Kit, which has everything you need to launch your ownGive & Take program! Whether your goal is to meet your neighbors, build a better work environment, or prepare your community to tackle big questions, Give & Take can create space to build the relationships that individuals and communities need to thrive.