Project Eleven26, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization helps mothers transitioning from homelessness build businesses to create financial self-sustainability.
“We are so excited to have received this micro grant”, said Lakeshia Williams, President and Executive Director of Project Eleven26 in a statement. “I believe entrepreneurial education, training and funding can combat the cycle of poverty and prevent future displacement of homeless mothers.”
Williams had no idea that after joining the social media platform, Clubhouse just two months ago that her organization would have the opportunity of pitching to a panel of donors and being awarded a micro grant.
Recession Proof a club on the Clubhouse platform offers resources, information and tools to help keep businesses and organizations growing, no matter the economic climate. On Thursday, February 25, 2021 an opportunity was presented by Government Contracting Guru, Travis Davis @officialtravisdavis, Non-Profit Expert, Renika Atkins @fundwithrenika and Advocate + Educator, Amber Curry @ambercurrryy to award micro grants to 3 nonprofit organizations.
Williams took to the stage and pitched a funding request for the organizations signature program, Rise Above. A 12-week microentrepreneurship program that guides homeless mothers through mindset exercises to remove any blockages, learn the fundamental aspects of entrepreneurship, develop a rock solid business plan and launch their business to the world.
Rise Above connects real world business owners with homeless mothers and provides hands-on training in the areas of business development, business planning, computer training, financial planning and marketing.
Many times these moms are facing the critical barriers of childcare, transportation and the lack of professional skills to gain quality employment which are contributors to homelessness. Therefore, a program like this has the ability to provide another option of empowering these mothers through entrepreneurial thinking and immerse them in a experience that can help them regain self-sufficiency as they transition out of homelessness.
To learn more or donate to Project Eleven26, visit www.project1126.org
To learn more, connect with the Recession Proof club on the app Clubhouse and visit their website www.clubhouserecessionproof.com