National EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator 

We're looking for a diverse group of community problem-solvers whose gaze is fixed on fostering health equity in under-resourced communities.

Congratulations to our 2021 national Business Accelerator grant recipients:

Our EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator is making a health impact through grant funding and training of diverse social entrepreneurs who address food insecurity, transportation, health care access, science-technology-engineering-mathematics training , youth education and more.

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.

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.

Gardener in front of his community garden

Provided MBA-style business training to 93 social entrepreneurs and 73 organizations 

Gardener in front of his community garden

Provided almost
$816,000 in
grant funding.

Alumni Impact

These stories feature the critical impact the Business Accelerator Alumni in local communities nationwide.

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.

Statement of Relationship

YWCA SBDC is collaborative partner of the American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED to Serve.

Statement of Relationship