CCI and the Sara Blakely Foundation support 10 women-led social enterprises

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Posted by Blog Team on Feb 9

The Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) just announced a partnership with the Sara Blakely Foundation that will support 10 women-led social enterprises and impact businesses in Atlanta.

This one year fellowship will invest in the businesses and leadership development of each entrepreneur. These women represent business leaders that are creating both economic and social impact in our city.

We're proud to say that two of the members in this cohort are past A3C Action Finalists: Susanna Spiccia of re:Imagine/ATL and Malika Whitley of Chop Art (2015 Winner).

The Action Pitch Competition is a national competition to find, support, and invest in new, innovative ideas that use art, music and hip-hop culture as a vehicle to advance social justice and civic engagement. 

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MEET THESE BOSS WOMEN REPRESENTING THE INAUGURAL COHORT FOR THIS PROGRAM:

  • Rutu Chaudhari, The Dharma Project, is a yoga instructor that brings her practice of self care to public servants.

  • Susanna Spiccia, re:Imagine/ATL, works with teens to create content for teens on a variety of topics.

  • Marian Liou, We Love BuHi, is a place-maker, bringing attention, support and dignity to immigrant owned businesses on Buford Highway.

  • Beth Malone, Dashboard, is activating forgotten spaces in cities through interactive art.

  • Tiffany Ray, Generation Infocus, is changing the way we view STEAM education in Atlanta Public Schools.

  • Abiodun Henderson, The Come Up Project, Inc., is breaking the cycle of incarceration by training at risk youth in agribusiness.

  • Monica Campana, Living Walls, uses art to connect to the places around them and to spark community conversation.

  • Yasmeen Sabir, Carver’s Produce, is creating a food hub in the heart of Atlanta to increase the lifespan and the distribution channels of our food.

  • Malika Whitley, Chop Art, runs arts programs for homeless youth in Atlanta.

  • Kristen Daniel, Pentorship, develops a customized training curriculum for re entering citizens returning from prison.

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