Grind + Growth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that’s passionate about igniting the entrepreneurial mindset in children, youth and adults with unique learning experiences. We’re committed to helping create independent, innovative, change-makers through entrepreneurial education and financial literacy education.
- Providing financial literacy and education to low-income communities
- Helping entrepreneurs build successful businesses
- Partnering with schools, local organizations and financial institutions
- Supporting children and youth through entrepreneurial learning
- Supporting entrepreneurs with micro-funding and assistance
Our mission is to educate, empower, and inspire low-income communities to be independent and have long-term economic sustainability.
Over the past two years we have inspired our communities with hope and a future full of possibilities in a variety of ways:
June 2019-we launched our free entrepreneurial training program with 5 participants at the St. Louis Public Library.
July 2019-we hosted our second entrepreneurial training program with 9 participants at the St. Louis Public Library.
August 2019-we hosted our third entrepreneurial training program with 14 participants at the St. Louis Public Library.
September 2019-we hosted our first 10-week entrepreneurial training program cohort with 8 participants. 100% successfully completed the program and 62% launched their businesses within 60 days of program completion.
January 2020-we hosted our first entrepreneurial training program ceremony and all 8 participants received a certificate of completion.
February 2020-we formed a partnership with Fathers and Families Support Center.
March 2020-June 2020-we provided 160 hours of free online business coaching and consulting to aspiring entrepreneurs and provided 16 hours of free online financial literacy classes to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
August 2020-we hosted our second 10-week entrepreneurial training program cohort in partnership with Fathers and Families Support Center. This cohort had 7 participants, 100% successfully completed the program and 42% launched their businesses within 60 days of program completion.
December 2020-we hosted our third 10-week entrepreneurial training program cohort in partnership with Self-Made Foundation, Inc. This cohort had 20 participants, 60% successfully completed the program and 83% launched their businesses within 60 days of program completion.
March 2021-we hosted our first Pitch Competition and the winners received a total of $15,000 in pre-seed funding from the Self-Made Foundation, Inc.
May 2021-we formed a partnership with Area Resources for Community and Human Resources (ARCHS)
June 2021-August 2021-we officially launched Operation CEO (a fun 6-week experimental entrepreneurship education program that teaches children & youth ages 8-18 how to start, own and operate their own business) and taught the entrepreneurial program at six summers camps across St. Louis City.
RECENT NEWS & INFORMATION
Grind + Growth Presents $10,000 Grant to Business Competition Winner
How Grind + Growth Helps Provide Access To Resources For Minority Business Owners
“I woke up this morning understanding my short-term goals, organization, and purpose. Thank you so much for your program and overall support.”Gwen
I’m excited to be with like-minded entrepreneurs. I’m forever grateful and humbled for us all to work as a team to get to the next level. Today was awesome and informative. I’m overjoyed to learn and see what’s in store for the next weeks with Grind + Growth accelerator.Leah
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