MAP to Economic Sustainability for Youth

Organization:
SeeSaw Studio, Inc
Amount:
$64,000.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Durham
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to assist SeeSaw Studio, Inc. in creating Urban Print, an enterprise which will produce a collection of reusable cloth grocery bags bearing designs created by SeeSaw youth designers with the assistance of student interns from NCSU’s College of Design and College of Textiles. This enterprise will serve as a model business for SeeSaw’s design and entrepreneurship education program and provide revenue for the organization’s operating expenses. A complimentary initiative called the Marketplace Assistance Program (MAP) will train and support 40 SeeSaw Youth designers in developing small business enterprises in Durham. An additional twelve MAP workshops will be held statewide and will provide 144 youth and their mentors resources to aid them in creating economically viable ventures.

Contact:
Ms. Michelle Gonzales 410 W. Geer St. Durham, North Carolina 27701 919-687-4411
Areas Served:
Statewide

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