ProsperUS Applications Due Today!
Vanguard Community Development Corporation is accepting applications for ProsperUS Detroit Entrepreneur Classes. Classes are scheduled to begin February 2013.
DESCRIPTION of PROSPERUS DETROIT:
ProsperUS Detroit is a place-based entrepreneur training and micro-lending program. Different from other small business training programs in Detroit, ProsperUS will partner with community-based organizations to find untapped talent in neighborhoods, host entrepreneur trainings within neighborhoods and connect low-income immigrant and minority entrepreneurs with character-based lending.
ProsperUS Detroit entrepreneurs will be primarily low-income from very diverse backgrounds and, while all participants have talents and skills, most have barriers that inhibit success. To reduce barriers, trainings are conducted within neighborhoods by trainers who understand the community and the cultural histories of residents. The first round of entrepreneur training courses was launched in September 2012 in Cody Rouge, Southwest Detroit and the North End.
The ProsperUS Detroit program is modeled after the industrious and visionary work of theNeighborhood Development Center (NDC) [http://www.ndc-mn.org/] in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
If you are interested complete the application below. Drop off or Mail applications, attention: Regina Campbell, to Vanguard Community Development Corporation, 2785 East Grand Boulevard, Detroit MI 48211