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:
- First-place grant recipient: Healthcare Originals, Sharon Samjitsingh
- Second-place grant recipient: EMTomorrow, Cornelia Williams
- Fan Favorite: Get Up and Get Moving, Kimberly Brown
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.
Provided MBA-style business training to 93 social entrepreneurs and 73 organizations
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
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.