Village@Work™: This workforce development program is focused on preparing business owners to create jobs and oppportunities for the communities they serve. It includes ETV support for establishing internships, apprenticeships, part-time and full-time jobs within Black-owned businesses that need additional personnel to enhance their success. It creates a win-win for our business owners, job/career seekers, and the economy.

State Of The Village : Did You Know...?

~23% of the US Black adult population has earned a Bachelor’s or advanced degree compared to ~36% of White adults in the US

The Unemployment Rate of Black Americans has historically been 2X higher than the average national unemployment rate for decades.

95% of Black-owned businesses are nonemployer businesses. 101% average increase in annual revenue after hiring the 1st employee

~5% of Black-owned businesses have created over 1 million jobs!