LAUNCH has used the success of the Chattanooga programs to provide support to other cities with a vision to promote entrepreneurship among the underserved.
LAUNCH is proud to partner with
groups in the following cities:
LAUNCH partners with Advance Memphis to provide support to entrepreneurs in the 38126 zip code of South Memphis. Advance Memphis is an anchor in their community and has provided work and life training, financial literacy, and employment assistance since 1999. 70% of residents in this neighborhood are unemployed.
Grand Rapids, Michigan:
In partnership with Partners Worldwide, Restorers and DeVos Foundation, Spring GR was formed. Spring GR is dedicated to serving and promoting the needs of entrepreneurs within underserved communities in Grand Rapids. Through local partnerships, Spring GR works in 4 neighborhoods in Grand Rapids and has made incredible progress within a very short period of time.
MORTAR is the LAUNCH partner in Cincinnati. Mortar currently works in the Over-the-Rhine (OTR) and Walnut Hills communities of Cincinnati. They are doing an amazing job training, supporting and connecting entrepreneurs from these communities.
New ORLEANS, Louisiana:
In partnership with St. Roch Community Development Corporation, LAUNCH NOLA has begun. LAUNCH NOLA is committed to empowering entrepreneurs in the St. Roch community and facilitating connections with the mainstream business community in New Orleans.
GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA:
LAUNCH is partnered with Mill Community Ministries (MCM) and Nasha Lending to provide training and support to entrepreneurs in West Greenville. MCM and Nasha have made a significant difference in West Greenville working with youth, urban farming and bicycle access and repair. They have also developed Textile Hall, a cutting edge co-working space in the Village of West Greenville that houses a wide variety of entrepreneurs who support and inspire each other.
LAUNCH partners with Corner-to-Corner, an outstanding organization that has provided mentoring and tutoring for youth in East Nashville, as well as job training. As they continue to partner with the changing community in East Nashville, Corner-to-Corner will also provide support for entrepreneurs there.
For many years, two local Baltimore churches have been making an impact in their respective communities, but now they have teamed up to make a difference together. New Song Community Church in Sandtown and Chapelgate Presbyterian Church in Marriottsville are working together to provide training and support for underserved entrepreneurs. With over a year in the planning process, classes begin in 2017. This is going to be an incredible partnership and significant for Baltimore City!