• 45 Tesla, Irvine, CA 92618 USA
  • (949) 955 - 0014
  • Mon - Friday | 9 AM - 6 PM | Sat - Sun: Closed

ENTREPRENEURSHIP​

CULTIVATING
FINANCIAL WELLNESS

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.

KEY PROGRAMS

Six to Eight weeks training program in which participants complete three modules: 1) Business Basics; Leadership, and 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 CEO & President, Rev. Dr. Ralph E. Williamson and Program Director, Sedric Hill with Banking On Your Success participants at the pitch competition. 

COR CDC partners with affordable housing developers and investment firms to design resident service programs that meets resident pain points and cultivates business growth.

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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!