CSL sits at the nexus of entrepreneurship, racial equity, reentry, socio-economic mobility, and technology. Our work, as an entrepreneurial support organization (ESO), isn’t solely nor primarily focused on enterprise deployment, but instead centers of the development of people, who has often been on the periphery of any opportunity to express their full entrepreneurial capabilities and value. When these capabilities are cultivated, we can unlock their potential as new business owners and value-added employees.
To consistently deliver leading-edge entrepreneurial education and skills training to underserved, underrepresented, and marginalized populations resulting in new economic activity.
CSL envisions a future where entrepreneurship can be a tool for social capital, innovation, new ventures, purpose-driven work, resilience, wealth creation, and restorative justice.
BlkTech Interactive is developing tech talent, as well as building tech-centric and enabled ventures through the BTI Startup Studio, Coding & Switching Series and the AfroFuturism Fest.
The ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) provides 21st Century workforce development through leading-edge entrepreneurial education and on-trend skills training for justice-involved persons.
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As a returning citizen, don’t let your past define your future — start your path to self-sufficiency & wealth creation with the Restorative Pathways Program.
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