Black Interest Group
II. Program Description
- The Black Interest Group Established by Africana Youth Representatives, Project Aspire Inc. and Unification in this Generation Movement is an initiative that serves to create a platform of collaboration, networking, and partnerships between the various blacked-owned businesses in Central Ohio. This initiative will allow the various businesses to be better in the reach of community consumers and have stronger relationships with the local non-profit organizations and community groups of the greater black community
II. Program Description
- The Black Interest Group will be composed of three (3) parts:
- Create a directory of all known black owned businesses in Central Ohio
- Invite all businesses to a co-sponsorship agreement, where the businesses will get free general publicity through the media outlets of Africana Youth Representatives, Project Aspire and Unification in this Generation Movement while the businesses partner with those community organizations and movement in its events and programs
- The businesses will be invited to an educational forum of good businesses practice and partnership.
- A resource directory will be compiled and made available to all such businesses to reinforce business innovation, expansion ideas, and legal assistance as needed.
- Africana Youth Representatives, Project Aspire and Unification in this Generation Movement are taking the initiative to from a branch of human resources called the Chamber of Commerce and Social Services.
- This would provide the black communities a directory of all the different services available to them by their own.
- The black owned Businesses that agree to be in partnership with Africana Youth Representatives, Project Aspire and Unification in this Generation Movement and take part in this initiative would be have their name publicized in every event that is hosted by Africana Youth Representatives, Project Aspire and Unification in this Generation Movement and would be considered valuable contributors to its success. Their support would make Africana Youth Representatives, Project Aspire and Unification in this Generation Movement more successful in there initiatives and events that are geared towards making the black community as well as the whole community better in terms of economics, social and family, and any other challenges that are faced within our community.
- Black Small Business Initiative
- Promote good practices
- Encourage partnerships/community outreaches
- Network/Market (publicize) businesses
- Serve as a focal point for black owned business innovation and activity
- Encourage black economic activity and capacity through support
- Networking for members with business leaders
- Engagement of community members with business sector
- Become a point of contact in Central Ohio through building economic business capacity in greater Diaspora community