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Nonprofit Social Entrepreneurs Networking Luncheon

Nonprofit Social Entrepreneurs Networking

When you think of an Entrepreneur a nonprofit leader doesn’t always come to mind but it should. 

During the month of October our #SpotlightonCLT: Social Entrepreneurship which was produced in partnership with Wells Fargo highlighted nonprofit partners who focus on teaching entrepreneurship to community members who would not otherwise have access to these opportunities and/or have a social enterprise as part of their mission.

As part of this series, we also brought these leaders together for a networking lunch to share their mission and discuss collaboration opportunities. Thank you to the nonprofits who attended for their dedication to the people they serve and developing our communities' future business leaders.

Community Culinary School of Charlotte - Provides Workforce Development training and job placement assistance for adults who face barriers to long-term successful employment.

Anne Lambert, Director of Development 

Do Greater Charlotte - Empowering communities to do greater by facilitating exposure and access to creativity, technology, and entrepreneurship.

William McNeely, CEO

Exposure Project Inc - A rising, innovative program designed to provide under-resourced middle and high school youth with an opportunity to engage in character development and exposure to career exploration through a hands-on approach.

Leanna Calvin, Executive Director

Hack & Hustle Academy - Cutting-edge STEM & Entrepreneurship academy that is totally different from any other.

Mahdi Chambers, Executive Director

Launched For Life - Training young adults ages 14-24 to live life without limits. Accomplished through "beyond the classroom" entrepreneurship & life preparedness programming.

Katrina Wiggins, Director of Operations 

Money Magnets Club - Community that encourages entrepreneurship and financial literacy among elementary school kids and their responsible adults through exposure, education, and resources, to build generational wealth.

Alexandra Arrington, Executive Director 

Rashaan Peek, Board Member 

Prospera North Carolina - Economic development, nonprofit organization specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business.

Jose Alvarez, NC Vice President 

Stiletto Boss University - Entrepreneurship series promoting education and practical application to female high school students culminating into a final showcase with a chance to win internships.

Jania Massey, Executive Director 

The Park Community Development Corporation - Mission is "to create sustainable change within marginalized communities by investing in solutions to affordable housing, healthy living, and economic mobility.

Danyae Thomas, Program Director 

Chanda Hurms, Executive Director

Special thanks to Rod Banks Senior Vice President, Lead Community Relations Consultant at Wells Fargo for sponsoring today’s Social Entrepreneurship Networking Lunch.




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