LA entrepreneur program graduates second class
Citizens Business Bank presents the Entrepreneur Educational Center Inc. Miracle’s Young Adult Entrepreneur Program with a $10,000 grant in support of the program mission to build a better community one small business at a time.
Citizens Business Bank presents the Entrepreneur Educational Center Inc. Miracle’s Young Adult Entrepreneur Program with a $10,000 grant in support of the program mission to build a better community one small business at a time. Pictured (L-R) are Michael Park, Citizens Business Bank vice president/Relationship Manager, Susan Montoya, vice president/Community Development Officer, Reynold Blight, EECI board member, and Barbara J. Stanton, EECI executive director. Photo courtesy EECI
Entrepreneur Educational Center Inc. Class of 2019 spawns 14 new business CEOs
LOS ANGELES (MNS) – Banking on a boost from the international finance community, the non-profit Entrepreneur Educational Center, Inc. Miracle’s Young Adult Entrepreneur Program is looking to expand its reach and demographic after attracting the support of 12 international banking institutions interested in supporting innovative economic development projects in minority communities.
The entrepreneur program concludes its second year offering free courses as part of the Los Angeles County Parks After Dark activities at the Computer Training Center at Ted Watkins Park in Watts, and continues to reap results recruiting and training young adults, age 16-30 that show entrepreneurial potential. The demographic originates largely from the Watts, Compton, Willowbrook, Carson, and South LA communities.
During a recent graduation held at Ted Watkins Park, 14 students received Certificates of Completion for successfully navigating the program’s 16-week course curriculum.
Following last year’s inaugural class, the class of 2019 produced eight new businesses and two nonprofit agencies armed with business plans, DBA’s and ongoing support from EECI mentors and finance partners.
The new entrepreneurs and their enterprises are:
Destiny Arroyo, Life As Animals Rescue Center
Michelle Caldwell, Remember Me Transitional Housing
Tequiles Celestin, Black Star Café
Niyoke Citizen, Bully Buddies Breeding
Leo Cortez, SWAG
Robert Lewis, Prez Corn Clothing
Daniel Marquez, Danny’s Photography
Michelle Mitchell, Top Crop LA
Amira Threet, Elevated Thoughts
Kaya Threet, Kaya’s Workshops
Wendall Threet, Wendall’s Exotic Bikes
Rosita Torres, Tender Haven Young Adult Housing
Patsy Trammell, Circle of Love
Inez Wingfield, Inez’s World
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