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Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand Announce Grant to City Startup Labs Funding Will Be Used for the ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP)

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For Immediate Release              


September 28, 2021


Pete Haviland-Eduah, Jordan Brand- [email protected]


 

Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand Announce Grant to City Startup Labs

Funding Will Be Used for the ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP)

 

 

Today, City Startup Labs (CSL) is announcing that it has been selected as an inaugural recipient of a Community Grant from Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand as part of its Black Community Commitment Grant Program. The funding will be used for ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP).

 

“We received hundreds of applications for Community Grants, and every single one of them was a reminder of the unique impact and powerful personal connections local community efforts can make happen. Making a decision on the first cycle of 18 organizations selected was certainly not easy.” said Craig Williams, President, Jordan Brand, “We are thrilled to not only stand behind them, but based on the volume of applications received, we look forward to continuing to offer this program each year in support of local grassroots efforts that create real, meaningful change for people and communities.”

 

“We are extremely honored to have been among a select group of organizations from around the country who were awarded the inaugural Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand’s Black Community Commitment Grant,” said Henry Rock, City Startup Labs, Founder/Executive Director. “This support for CSL’s ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) is a testament to our work, in Charlotte, NC, to create a new class of entrepreneurs among justice involved persons (many of whom are African Americans). Our goal with REEP is to demonstrate that entrepreneurship is a viable option to the typical choices available to returning citizens, while also serving as a new model for restorative justice.”


About the Jordan Brand Black Community Commitment: Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are committed to leading sustainable and impactful change to end systemic racism for the Black Community.


Through the 10-year, $100 million Black Community Commitment, Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand identified three main focus areas that are critical to improving outcomes for Black Americans in the following areas: Social Justice, Education & Awareness and Economic Justice.

 

The Community Grants program provides micro-funding grant awards to grassroots non-profit organizations with a total operating budget under $3 Million with proven track records of success and demonstrated paths to sustainable change.

 

Click here for more information on the fight to end systemic racism and here to access the funding application.

 

Contact Person: Henry Rock, City Startup Labs – [email protected]

About: City Startup Labs | www.citystartuplabs.com

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