For the fourth year in a row, the Boston Impact Initiative is partnering with Fields Corner Business Lab to sponsor a local business that will receive free space and executive coaching. This year, the Boston Ujima Project is joining the partnership to create a participatory process for selecting the winners.
We are currently seeking applications from businesses in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and Mattapan that embody our shared commitment to economic justice, which means creating opportunity for all people—especially those most oppressed or abandoned by our current economic system—to lead a dignified and productive life.
Finalists selected by Boston Impact Initiative and Fields Corner Business Lab will be expected to pitch their business at the Ujima Founding Assembly on September 9.
Applying organizations (for-profit and non-profit) must be participating in one or more of these areas:
- Challenging structures that perpetuate racial, social, economic and environmental injustice
- Developing good jobs for the local community
- Providing goods and services that meet community needs
- Building healthy local food, transportation and energy systems
- Engaging community through arts and culture and/or civic activism
To apply, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Organization name, address, website and any additional relevant information
- Contact name, title, email address and phone number
- Description of the organization’s mission and how it meets the above criteria
- If a start-up, describe barriers to launch and when/how to overcome them
- If in operation, describe how long in operation and current financial condition
Boston residents, women, Black people, people of color, immigrants, queer and gender nonconforming people strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications are due August 30, 2017. View flyer.