YWCA Metropolitan Chicago works to close racial wealth gap, help small business owners succeed

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago works to close racial wealth gap, help small business owners succeed

CHICAGO (TOC) — The YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is working to assist enterprise house owners succeed.

It runs the Financial Empowerment Institute.

“The Financial Empowerment Institute of the YWCA is engaged on closing the racial wealth hole,” mentioned Robert Johnson, who oversees the institute’s packages.

One of many packages is the Breedlove Entrepreneurship Heart.

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“The Breedlove Heart focuses on later-stage feminine entrepreneurs who’re the quickest rising group of entrepreneurs however the least more likely to get funded,” mentioned Johnson.

Terri Evans lately graduated from the middle. She runs Dockside Supply, which delivers meals and liquor to boat house owners and constitution firms in Chicago’s harbors.

“The Breedlove program allowed us to have the ability to work out how can we take this chance and proceed to increase it,” mentioned Evans.

She’s now engaged on increasing her enterprise.

The YWCA has greater than 30 company companions who’ve donated greater than $2 Million to the Institute over the previous 12 months, which helps preserve and maintain the packages.

You may be taught extra concerning the Institute right here.

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