Our entrepreneur programs feature rigorous multi-week training workshops that help small business owners in underserved communities start, manage, and grow their businesses. Programs also include technical assistance and coaching/mentoring that guide participants throughout their business journey.
YEA is a 6-week training program in which participants complete three modules: 1) Business Basics, 2) Leadership, and 3) Business Idea Development
YEA’s loan fund has funded over $100,000 to 15 participants.
YEA also includes the First Citizens Bank MLK Scholarship Fund, dedicated to supporting higher education, and provides tuition-assistance grants to 20-25 High School and College Students annually.
- Partner with Orange County “ACCESS” Schools
- Pitch Competitions for a chance at $5,000 start-up loan
- Tuition-assistance grants
- Mentoring and Coaching
- Business start up funds
Six weeks training program in which participants complete two modules: 1) Business Essentials; Formation and Structure, financial management, operations, sales and marketing, and 2) Access to Capital; Credit and Financial Preparation, Leadership, and Business Plan Development.
- Partner with Banking Representatives
- Pitch Competitions for up to $1,500 in funding
- Business Grants
- Mentoring and Coaching Support
COR CDC’s CEO & President, Rev. Dr. Ralph E. Williamson (far right), Program Director, Sedric Hill (far left), Bob Binnie SVP, First Citizen’s Bank and others with the Banking On Your Success scholarship winners following CORCDC’s Fall Pitch Competition.
COR CDC is proud to partner with the City of Irvine to provide equitable funding access to capital for small and emerging businesses in the city through our Irvine Impact Fund program.
JOIN OUR NEXT COHORT
We believe in providing equity access to skills, opportunities and financial capital for small and emerging business owners.
Through our rigorous curriculum, you join a cohort of your peers and small business owners to fine tune your skills in starting, and sustaining your business. Join the over 350 business owners we have helped establish and maintain their businesses over the years.
Take a chance on yourself while getting mentorship and coaching from top business leaders. Participants also have an opportunity to present their business ideas by participating in our annual pitch competition event. Pitch winners can win a cash prize up to $1,500. Register Today!