micro-lending: providing access to coaching and capital to "unbankable" entrepreneurs
college mentoring: helping low-income and first-generation students get to and through college
responsible lending: creating a low-cost, workplace-based alternative to predatory payday lending
social enterprise: starting, scaling and sustaining high-potential mission-based businesses
engaged philanthropy: collaborating with organizations in the area of education, employment and entrepreneurship
impact investing: supporting micro-lenders, mentoring programs, and mission-based businesses
1. A collaboration of foundations are launching SEA Change, a social enterprise accelerator, in partnership with Civic Commons, Shaker LaunchHouse, ECDI, Jumpstart and HBC to serve Northeast Ohio's social business innovators.
2. Neighborhood Housing Services and Employee Loan Solutions, with the support of local foundations, are launching a workplace-based alternative with progressive employers in Northeast Ohio.