Uniting for Entrepreneurship(U4EM) is a non-partisan program that brings together immigrants and non-immigrants across ideological, racial, generational, and geographic lines of difference to advance entrepreneurship in Baltimore Metro (County and City), Prince George's County + Montgomery County, and Talbot County. U4EM kicked off in Baltimore on April 15, 2023 and runs through November 2023.
U4EM Program Goals:
Build relationships between immigrant and non-immigrant communities across ideological, racial, generational, and geographic differences
Strengthen individual dialogue and collaboration skills
Take action to support local businesses and entrepreneurs
Raise awareness of the positive economic contributions of immigrants.
Program Leadership U4EM is led by a team of six people who live and/or work in Maryland. The program will be implemented by Urban Rural Action, a national grassroots movement that brings Americans together across divides to tackle our country's most urgent challenges, in collaboration with three local partner organizations:
Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center empowers people from different cultures to become successful and engaged members of our community.
Kingdom Vision Consulting supports entrepreneurs of color with formulating and employing financial strategies.
Pro Bono Resource Center provides civil legal assistance for free to low-income families.
Entrepreneurship Projects with Community Partners Uniters work on teams, each with a community partner, to implement an entrepreneurship project that (1) addresses a problem identified by the group, and (2) advances a goal of the partner organization. Thanks to generous sponsorship from AT&T, a budget of $5,000 will support each of the three projects.
Below are possible starting points for projects that each Uniters team will design with their community partner: ● Chesapeake Multicultural Center: support immigrant entrepreneurs in Talbot County to grow their businesses. ● Kingdom Vision Consulting: help minority entrepreneurs and non-profti organizations find business capital from reliable lenders. ● Pro Bono Resource Center: expand pro bono civil legal assistance services to low-income families in Baltimore Metro (County and City).
U4EM Core Team
We are the team leading U4EM from start to finish. We can't wait to connect with you! Get to know us a bit below.
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