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Startup NYCHA

Startup NYCHA is an initiative to bring social entrepreneurship Programs and business development resources to NYCHA developments across New York City.

ABOUT START-UP NYCHA

Empowering Entrepreneurs, Driving Impact, and Creating Opportunities.

Welcome to Startup NYCHA, an initiative by Cambio Labs designed to unlock the entrepreneurial potential within New York City's public housing communities. Our mission is to transform the economic landscape for NYCHA residents, offering pathways to wealth creation, employment, and community development through entrepreneurship.  

Beginning on April 6, 2024 entrepreneurs from Fulton Houses 

About the Pilot

8 Weeks to Launch 

Residents of the New York City Housing Authority are underserved and face many local, social, and environmental problems. To alleviate this youth aged 15-18 will learn social entrepreneurial skills to tackle these issues, through employment opportunities, mentorship, coaching, and funding.

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WHAT WE DO

Prerequisites

To create access to entrepreneurial education and resources so that NYCHA residents can launch their own companies, gain access to employment and internship opportunities, and launch community-based projects that can also solve local social and environmental problems.

Develop Your Business Competencies

Develop competencies that can help students gain employment or launch their own businesses.

Build Social Capital

Participants increase their social capital by being mentored and coached by professionals in finance, technology, entrepreneurship, and more.

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Internship Opportunity

The program helps students standout on their resumes and program graduates will be connected to paid internship opportunities.

Creating Training and Employment Opportunity

Opportunity for training and employment as an instructor.

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OUR PROGRAM & HOW IT WORKS

Participate in our 12-week pilot program to solve local social issues by collaborating together and launching real business.

Our proposal is to run a 12-week pilot program at Fulton Houses from 2023-2024 in partnership with Miguel Acevedo and the Tenant Association. This pilot program will target NYCHA youth (15-18 years old), and during the course student entrepreneurs will form teams, analyze local social issues, and launch real businesses that can both generate wealth and address local community needs.

WHEN

2023-2024

HOW
LONG

12 week 

FOR WHO?

NYCHA youth 15-18 years old

WHERE

Fulton Houses,NY

PARTNERSHIP WITH

Miguel Acevedo and the tenant association

WHAT

Student entrepreneurs will form teams, analyze local social issues, and launch real businesses that can both generate wealth and address local community needs.

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GET INVOLVED

Let’s Make an Impact Together.

Cambio Labs™ creates educational technology and curricular programs that transform students into social entrepreneurs, designers for impact, and community activists.

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