Hispanic-serving Institutions Assisting Communities Program
Northern Essex Community College, Lawrence, MA -- $400,000
FY 1999 Awardees
Northern Essex Community College will receive a Hispanic-serving Institutions Assisting Communities Program grant of $400,000 to create a Business Assistance Center in the City of Lawrence. The City has a large immigrant, poor and under-educated population, at least 60% of which is Hispanic. A priority of the City is to create minority businesses and provide skill training to improve economic opportunities both for minorities and for Lawrence. The Center will help address this priority by:
Providing information, technical assistance, education, and training to Hispanic business owners and entrepreneurs;
Assisting Hispanic microenterprises to understand and comply with the requisites of establishing and maintaining a business in the City; and
Encouraging minority business entrepreneurs to expand their businesses beyond their immediate Hispanic market into the larger economic mainstream.
In addition, the grant will provide all Hispanic residents, regardless of their English language ability, with the opportunity to participate in City activities, receiving and sharing information to help them participate in the City’s economic and social activities.
Contact: Katharine K. Rodger, 978-738-7401
Content Archived: January 20, 2009