National EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™
Uniquely positioned to help social entrepreneurs and innovators post COVID-19 to make maximum impact in their communities.
2019 Business Accelerator Alumna Shares Her Experiences
Brittany Young, founder of B 360, in Baltimore, MD, talks about her experience as a 2019 Business Accelerator candidate.
The Accelerator works with social entrepreneurs and organizations improving social determinants of health in their community, which are health risk factors, especially for underserved populations.
The 2019 EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator innovators
First-place recipient Russell Fearon was awarded a $50,000 grant plus an additional $5,000 for receiving the most fan votes for his diabetes management wearable device.
Second-place recipient Jeremy Goss received a $20,000 grant in support of The Link Market, which addresses food insecurity and transportation barriers by providing affordable groceries at metro stations.
Since we launched four years ago we have:
Made a health impact through organizations that address food insecurity, transportation, access to healthcare, STEM, youth education and more.
Trained 38 social entrepreneurs
who want to help improve
These stories feature the critical impact the Business Accelerator Alumni in local communities nationwide.
Unique market ensures St. Louis gets its 'medicine' – healthy food
2019 Alumni Jeremy Goss - The Link
Heart attack survivors can thank her dad for new recovery tools
2018 Alumni Dr. Francoise Marvel - Corrie Health
Watch EmPOWERED to Serve in Action
Videos that reflect the powerful impact EmPOWERED to Serve has in the community.Stories that transform the world in which we live.
Community Transformation Roundtable | Renowned business leaders, community leaders, philanthropists and volunteers engage in a lively, meaningful discussion about transforming communities and removing health barriers through faith, finance and business.
Health Justice Roundtable | Scholars from our EmPOWERED to Serve and HBCU Scholars program engage in a lively, meaningful conversation about breaking down barriers to health, structural racism and how to make the world better.
Transforming communities through faith finance and business | Join the continued conversation on community transformation, prioritizing investments in under-resourced communities.
Second Empowered and Well Virtual Town Hall | Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, Dr. Jennifer Ellis, Pastor Sonjia Dickerson and Pastor Hosea Collins convened to continue the conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on our communities and what we can do to advocate for healthier, more equitable policies.
Inaugural Virtual Faith Community Town Hall meeting with Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, the AHA’s chief medical officer for prevention, and Pastor Sonjia B. Dickerson of Dayspring Family Church in Dallas.
Statement of Relationship
YWCA SBDC is collaborative partner of the American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED to Serve.