Tulane University Partners with Venture for America to Create Inner-City Jobs

Tulane University's Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will partner with Venture for America (VFA) to host 2020 VFA Fellows along with leaders from university entrepreneurship centers across the country during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) in March.

Venture for America, founded by former presidential candidate Andrew Yang in 2011, is a two-year fellowship program for recent graduates who want to work at a startup and create jobs in American cities.

VFA Fellows and their mentors will participate in dedicated programming designed by the Lepage Center, VFA and leaders from the New Orleans business community.

Participants will also attend the NOEW summit, a two-day conference featuring opportunities to network with thought leaders, entrepreneurs and investors from around the country.

Fellows learn important startup skills at a month-long training camp, apply for jobs within VFA's company network and work for two years as full-time, salaried employees in one of 14 cities. Read the Entire Article


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Foundation: Coastal Community Foundation, Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina

Officials from the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina stated that they have provided $685,000 to 37 non-profit organizations led and/or served by blacks in the three-county area to...more

Cleveland Foundation Jumpstarts its Equity Initiatives with the Black Futures Fund
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

The Cleveland Black Futures Fund is just one step in a long-term process toward the Cleveland Foundation becoming a more equitable grantmaker. According to Keisha González, program manager of...more

'Preserving Dignity' - a Day of Giving in Orange County
Foundation: Orange County Community Foundation

The Orange County Community Foundation hosted the \"Protect Dignity\" event, a cooperative donation day that aims to raise $100,000 for seven non-profit organizations throughout Orange County that...more

Akron Arts Challenge Returns with Focus on Technology
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation is publicly calling on artists and art organizations to apply for the Knight Art Challenge during July. Artists and arts organizations in Akron can submit 150-words to...more

Top 50 Global Urban Innovation Selected by Bloomberg Philanthropies
Foundation: Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced 50 Champion Cities. They represent the boldest urban innovations in the past year. They will enter the final stage of the 2021 Global Mayor’s Challenge. A...more

Innovative Support for Local Public Service Juornalism and Investigative Reporting
Foundation: Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area

Aiken County has relied on the Aiken Standard, a South Carolina-owned newspaper in Aiken, S.C., for nearly 155 years and The Star of North Augusta for 65 years not only as watchdogs but also as the...more

Peace Walk Aims to Build Stronger Community in Wellington Heights
Foundation: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

The Wellington Heights Neighborhood Engagement Program held its first Peace Walk this weekend and plans to organize other walks each month through October. The walks aim to build a sense of...more

Charity Award Goes to Entire Lincoln Community
Foundation: Lincoln Community Foundation

The Lincoln Community Foundation presented its annual Charity Award to the entire Lincoln community. The award recognizes individuals for their leadership and philanthropy throughout the...more

Apply for the Minnesota Initiative Foundation Social Entrepreneuship Fellowship
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Northwest Minnesota Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, West Central Initiative

The Initiators Fellowship, launched by the Initiative Foundation in 2016, is available to social entrepreneurs in its 14-county service area including the counties of Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs,...more






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