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Newark Welcomes New Entrepreneurial Program for Low-Income Single Mothers
Free “Moms Who Hustle” program launched in partnership with the Walker’s Legacy Foundation

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Community Economic Development Corporation acting president and CEO Aisha Glover, and the Walker’s Legacy Foundation will announce its new Moms Who Hustle entrepreneurial program for low-income single Newark mothers. The 12-week program is open to 21 – 35-year-old mothers who live in Newark and aspire to entrepreneurship or are currently building a business. Participants will benefit from financial literacy, business development and personal empowerment classes, at no cost to them. Newark is one of five communities around the nation chosen to pilot Moms Who Hustle; 20 Newark moms will be accepted into the program.

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, City of Newark
Deputy Mayor Baye Adofo-Wilson, director, Dept. of Economic Housing & Development, City of Newark
Councilwoman Mildred Crump, City of Newark
Aisha Glover, acting president and CEO, Newark Community EDC
Natalie Madeira Cofield, founder and CEO, Walker’s Legacy & Walker’s Legacy Foundation
Mitra Choudhury, director, Training Inc., Essex County College

WHAT:            Press conference to launch Moms Who Hustle entrepreneurial program for low-income single Newark mothers

WHEN:           Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Essex County College, Room TI-20, 303 University Ave, Newark NJ

Media Note:   Nearby street parking available.


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