Big Things Popping! We Won a Grant!

Allow us to introduce ourselves — we are one of this year’s recipients of the Create Columbus Commission Catalyst Grant Program! Specifically, our initiative, A Seat at Our Table, an interactive dinner series created to cultivate purposeful connections and “safe space” conversations amongst young professional women of color, was one of eight projects selected to receive funding to expand our mission and work.

“With this grant, we’re excited to enhance and expand the A Seat at Our Table brand, bringing more national speakers to Columbus and offer more touch points for networking and business building. And of course, we can’t wait to create more memorable opportunities for young professional women of color to surround themselves in Black Girl Magic.”

Chevonne Harris, Founder of Adore Colour and A Seat at Our Table. “

The Create Columbus Commission is an engaged group of young professionals who are dedicated to empowering young professionals to co-create through strategic community building and targeted YP-focused programs. Since 2013, the Create Columbus Catalyst Grants Program has administered more than $250,000 to enhance the YP experience in the greater Columbus region. These initiatives have covered a wide variety of areas that have greatly impacted the Columbus community.
“As Create Columbus enters a new era of mission, we are excited to award grants to new and existing projects that advance young professional priorities throughout Central Ohio,” Maylin Sambois, Grants Chair of the Create Columbus Commission said. “We will award roughly $25,000 to deserving applicants who have shown a profound interest in developing the economic, social, and cultural landscape of our city.”
We’d also like to give a big congrats of the other 2019 grant recipients:

  • Local Matters: Around the Table 
  • Venture for America: Young Professional Retention Initiative
  • Grammar & Chill: A Networking Salon for Diverse Writers 
  • Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce: Dynamic Directors
  • Catalyst Columbus  
  • ROY G BIV Gallery: ROY Talks Series
  • GiveBackHack 2020

Join us in the celebration on September 23 at We Create Columbus, an evening to celebrate, and hear from, 2019 grant recipients and learn how their programs will shape Columbus. Information and tickets are available at http://wecreatecolumbus.com/.

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