The Presidents’ Council Foundation & PolicyBridge Team Up

29 Oct The Presidents’ Council Foundation & PolicyBridge Team Up

The Presidents’ Council Foundation and PolicyBridge Team Up to Research Economic Development Opportunities, Entrepreneurship and Urban Public Education for Minorities in Northeast Ohio

October 29, 2013 (Cleveland, OH) – Can African-American business compete in a Northeast Ohio and in the global economy? Are there enough employment opportunities and wealth among African-Americans? Do underserved minorities have the proper access to information in their communities?

These are just some of the questions that will be addressed in a joint venture with PolicyBridge and The Presidents’ Council Foundation with a research initiative designed to provide advocacy and community education as it pertains to African-Americans and other minorities in Northeast Ohio.

The Presidents’ Council Foundation has built its organization by supporting the economic growth of African-American businesses through education and development as well as providing educational resources to African-American youth. Through their partnership with PolicyBridge, both organizations will analyze the factors, characteristics and attributes that make African-American businesses successful and work to enhance the curriculum in urban education.

“We are very excited to be working with PolicyBridge,” said Nicole Bell-Moye, Executive Director for The Presidents’ Council Foundation, “the potential results from the work we do here will have an enormous impact on the way we shape and address the economic opportunities for African-American business in Northeast Ohio in the future.”

Over the next several years, these two organizations will focus on Urban Public Education, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development as it relates to African-Americans in Northeast Ohio. At least one research report will be published each year for distribution and display results and develop recommendations and strategies based on their findings.

PolicyBridge will serve as the lead for the project with staff from both organizations involved in the research activities. In addition, consultants will also be engaged to assist with access to quantitative data, conferring with economic development experts, developing recommendations, as well as authoring, publishing and distributing the report.

The first project will begin during the last quarter of 2013 and is estimated to last 12 months in duration. For the purpose of this research project, the focus area will be Northeast Ohio.

About The Presidents’ Council Foundation
Acting as a catalyst for inclusion, The Presidents’ Council Foundation (PCF) supports, develops, and advocates for our region’s current and future generations of African-American entrepreneurs and leaders. Their programs, Emerging Entrepreneurs, PC Scholars and Emerging Entrepreneur Alumni Association as well as research projects, Regionalism: Growing Together to Expand Opportunity to All and the Supplier Diversity Report are results of these efforts.

About Policy Bridge
PolicyBridge is a non-partisan research and advocacy public policy organization that monitors urban policy issues and inform regional public policy debates by framing issues of relevance to the minority community. For the last seven years, they have authored and published seven research reports, focusing on the expanding employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for African-Americans.