CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE INITATIVE 
STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT ROUND IN 2024!

Congratulations and thank you to all who pitched!
Thank you to everyone that brought your ideas forward to Opportunity Empowered! The top 10 initiatives, voted on by the community, we funded a total of $130,000!

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TOP 10 INITIATIVES:

My Little Love Bugs Childcare
Tina Polk   
 
Actor for an Afternoon 
Jennifer Smith & Ajamu Bernard  
 
Resurgence-Burton Heights Expansion/Bridge Street Ministries  
Lydia Cole   
 
Parents and Children Connecting (PACC) 
Leisha  Wilson   
 
Oh Baby! Baby Shower! 
Shanequa Mosley & Tomarra Richardson
 
Westside Emergency Crew/ Other Way 
Karl T. Williams 
  
Flavorful Futures 
Eric  Freeman   
 
It's More Than Hair 
Kendra Thomas   
 
Homeless Community Outreach 
Kathi Harris   
 
(H.I.M) Healing In Men - "Us Too” Movement
Jermaine Williams
 
 

For more information email Dawn Kaltenberg VanHorn at dk-vanhorn@grurbanleague.org


STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT ROUND IN 2024!

Opportunity Empowered is part of an emerging Thrive + Prosper movement. The movement is a collective of local businesses, philanthropies, community members and residents who have a vision to achieve thriving communities and prosperous people across Kent County. This movement leverages an innovative process to support individuals in developing initiatives and connecting them to relationships, networks, and investments needed to create long-term, sustainable impact on the community.

 

 

 

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