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hope builderz fellowship

We are proud to introduce Hope Builderz, our groundbreaking business program designed to promote racial equity and uplift black-owned businesses. Our inaugural cohort is made possible through a grant from Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand Black Community Commitment grant. 


Hope Builderz is a 10-week program that aims to provide start-up businesses with the essential resources and support needed for sustainable growth. With a focus on fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, we are committed to the future for black entrepreneurship. By joining Hope Builderz, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to gain critical knowledge and skills, secure necessary funding, and establish a strong foundation for their businesses to flourish. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a generous $2,500 investment towards their business ventures.


Elegant Landscaping & Gardening

Abdullah Abdul-Rasheed

Founder, Elegant Landscaping & Gardening

Go Bay'nanas

Bayonia Marshall

Founder, Go Bay'nanas

MET Cares Foundation

Dion’trae Hayes

Executive Director, MET Cares Foundation

Mr. Fresh Ideas LLC

Donte Williams

Owner, Mr. Fresh Ideas LLC

Movin Munchies Tropical Ice

Joshua Collins

Founder, Movin Munchies Tropical Ice

Tiny Threads Consignment

Mika Skillings

Founder, Tiny Threads Consignment

Man Around The House

Rashad Crisp

Owner, Man Around The House

Mrs. Bunkins Loaded Potatoes

Shannah McFayden

Founder, Mrs. Bunkins Loaded Potatoes

The Creative Suites

Shannon Guillory

Co-founder, The Creative Suites

RDH KIDS Foundation

Sharon Owens

Founder, RDH KIDS Foundation

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