AT&T and Urban League of Louisiana Launch Cohort II of Scale Up to Support NOLA East Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

WHO/WHAT: AT&T* and the Urban League of Louisiana welcome media to join us for the kick-off of Cohort II of the Scale Up program, supporting minority and women owned businesses for growth within the New Orleans East community. AT&T will serve as the sponsor of Cohort II of ULLA Scale-Up program

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, September 12, 2019
11:45 am
AT&T Gentilly,
4221 Old Gentilly Rd.
New Orleans, La 70126

WHO:
Michael Ruffin, Regional Director AT&T Louisiana
Judy Reese Morse, President and CEO, Urban League of Louisiana
Klassi Duncan, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Urban League of Louisiana

INVESTING IN NEW ORLEANS: Supporting small business owners and entrprenuers reflects a key aspect of the Believe New Orleans campaign recently launched by AT&T. Through Believe New OrleansSM, the men and women of AT&T in New Orleans are working with community leaders and organizations to impact New Orleans, as we support residents who are pursuing greater opportunities.

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About Urban League of Louisiana (ULLA):
Celebrating over 80 years of service, the Urban League of Louisiana works to enable African-Americans and other communities seeking equity to secure economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights. Programs of the Urban League’s three Centers of Excellence are focused in the areas of education and youth development, workforce and economic development and public policy and advocacy. For more information on the Urban League, visit us online at www.urbanleaguela.org and/or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@urbanleaguela). In 2001, the Urban League of Louisiana opened the Women’s Business Resource Center (WBRC) to facilitate small business development, provide business consulting, educational training and other resources to assist aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. The Contractor Resource Center was launched in 2014 to increase the organization’s capacity to serve commercial contractors. The Women’s Business Resource Center and the Contractor Resource Center assist over 1,000 entrepreneurs annually.

Urban League of Louisiana, 4640 S. Carrollton Ave., Suite 210, New Orleans, LA 70119

Source: Urban League

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