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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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