A highlight of the ceremony included the Department of Employment Services awarding the ten graduating mothers $1,000 and complimentary business certifications administered by the Department of Small and Local Business Development.
- Corinthian Bernard
- Alicia Price
- Tammy Shepherd
- Tanisha Smith
- Melissa Spencer
- Chantel Thompson
- Brittany Washington
- Daneyzia Whatley
- Yashina White
- Nije Young
The keynote address was provided by Nicole Francis of Easton Strategy Group who encouraged the women to persist on their journey to entrepreneurship.
Additionally, as a community resource, Florence Martelli of the DC Women’s Business Center provided information regarding additional training programs and access capital opportunities. Lavonda Daniels guided the cohort as their entrepreneurship instructor through a 12-week program that leverages curriculum using an online and in-person learning model.
For more information on the upcoming Moms Who Hustle Program graduation in Newark, NJ please click here.
About Moms Who Hustle:
Moms Who Hustle provides a financial literacy and entrepreneurship curriculum that helps single mothers of color take their finances and businesses to the next level. The 12-week program is guided by instructors in various geographical locations that provide on-site child care. Participating mothers have access to financial planning tools and entrepreneurial insight to begin self-empowerment, and are supported by community, learning, and resources provided at your fingertips with Walker’s Legacy Foundation App.
Women selected are between 18 to 35 years old, must be the head of their household, and be self or government classified as low income or “Asset Limited Income Constrained, Employed” (ALICE), income insecure or fall below the poverty line.
The Moms Who Hustle DC Program is made possible by funding from the Department of Employment Services, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Coca-Cola Foundation.