• 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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BANK PARTNERSHIP

With 20 years of expertise working with community organizations and community partnerships, COR CDC provides platforms for residents to have their voices heard.

Annually, COR CDC provides social services for more than 15,000 residents including financial literacy workshops, rental assistance programs, health and wellness seminars, After-school programming, mentorship programs, and town halls with city and state officials.

PITCH COMPETITION

We believe in providing quality services to the resident communities we serve.

Through our vetted system, we have a  curated list of trusted and qualified contractors that service our communities in their areas of need — financial literacy, youth enrichment, adult services and health &
wellness services. Convenience and quality go hand in hand when it comes to servicing our properties, so all programs are held onsite at the property.