Did you know that…

  • Another 2.6 Million people slipped into poverty in the United States in 2010
  • 46.2 million Americans now live below the poverty line, the highest in 52 years
  • Corporate America is eliminating jobs at an average rate of 3% annually, underscoring the need for new business growth to spur job creation in the U.S.
  • Greater entrepreneurial activity is needed in the East & Midwest regions which have fallen to 6% versus the West & Southwest at 12%

Note: According to the New York Times, Kauffman Foundation

Our Programs

Business Education & Development Program (BEDP) – Six month curriculum to empower young adult entrepreneurs with education, mentoring and business plan writing.

Small Business Incubator – Additional year of support to BEDP graduates providing start-up capital, office space and advisors to launch their businesses.

The Impact

  • 137 young entrepreneurs trained in 2 cities over 2 years
  • 93 new business enterprises created by participants
  • 80% of participants increased their income; 83% gained financial independence; 91% improved their self esteem; and 92% improved the quality of their life

Note: Detailed impact reports and statistics available on request

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