The mission of Cocoapreneur is to foster an environment of economic prosperity in order to ensure more sustainable neighborhoods for the historically African American communities and neighborhoods around Pittsburgh, PA. Through support to businesses via advertising, marketing and consulting, Cocoapreneur aims to normalize the idea of entrepreneurship. We want to make becoming a business owner a more feasible and attainable goal for African Americans in the greater Pittsburgh area.
Solace Consulting, soon to be "Solace Strategies" is a Pittsburgh based firm founded in February 2018; dedicated to providing top notch Restorative Practice Training, Consultation and Restorative Parenting Programming. Prefaced with Trauma and Adversity, presentations emphasize the need for a culture shift that embraces a restorative mindset. Solace also provides organizational stability by implementing policies and procedures for functionality, efficacy, and overall performance.
SYLA Pgh is a consulting and curating organization whose goal to tackle socioeconomic issues by enhancing the arts and culture scene to create a platform where local artists can thrive. Art is not only a form of expression but a major contributor to our varying ways of life, and at SYLA Pgh, we are committed to the promotion and positive representation of local artists, with the long term goal of enhancing communities and building pathways to economic freedom.
Black people deserve the right to
Entrepreneurship has traditionally been a necessity for Black people to support their families within a system that does not support, hire, or educate them. With the Greenwood Plan, we give Black people the information and access to choose in which capacity they would like to participate in the systems that decide our lives. Whether they choose to be an artist, work in corporate America, or become entrepreneurs, we provide resources and information to make financial and personal freedom more accessible.
For four years we have hosted our premier event the "Greenwood Week" Conference to support Black businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, and professionals within the Pittsburgh region. We have utilized our networks and resources to be able to level the economic playing field so Black people have the information and tools to be successful in within this economic landscape
Resources | Education | Partnerships
Through the Greenwood Plan - we work to provide monetary and other tangible resources for attendees, provide culturally competent information for the benefit of individual and communal goals, create partnerships with the needs of new age Black people in mind and provide daycare, breast feeding rooms, family rooms, transportation, scholarships, and so much more to give a level playing field to Black Pittsburgh and beyond.
OUR PLAN IS SIMPLE:
PAY BLACK PEOPLE
We aim to redirect resources in an intentional way by creating a bridge between our networks of organizations and Black people in need. Our conference hires Black people, at a rate of 97%. Reparations begins with a redirection of resources within our region. With our work, our goal is to see the majority of Black neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, that are currently living in or adjacent to poverty, thrive and flourish!
INDUSTRY SPECIFIC EVENTS
CLASSES TAUGHT BY LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS
RESOURCE BASED PARTNERSHIPS