Building Community Wealth
The Montbello Organizing Committee’s (MOC) Building Community Wealth initiative was created to work with residents in the Greater Montbello Area (GMA) to develop an economic system that puts their voices first. Building Community Wealth is a catalyst for change - creating viable solutions for the community residing in the 80239 and 80249 zip codes to thrive, not just live, in Montbello. The intent is to provide employment and ownership opportunities for residents, combat gentrification, and create pathways to sustain generational wealth.
Building Community Wealth Curriculum
Participants attend two sessions per week over a 12-week period. One session is focused on classroom learning and the second session is a hands-on learning session during which students can utilize the computer lab and get one-to-one assistance from instructors. At the end of the 12-week program, each student will have developed a comprehensive business plan.
Classroom sessions focus on the following curriculum:
- Attributes for Success
- Planning for Business Success
- Business Research
- Marketing and Branding
- Digital Marketing
- Management & Operations
- Credit & Financing
- Financial Planning
- Business Model and Plan Development
Montbello Organizing Committee offers three 12-week educational sessions annually. Each session is limited to 10 participants. In order to provide tailored coursework, sessions may be focused on individuals from a common background and one Spanish-language session is offered each year. The cost of the 12-week session is $200 and scholarships are available following completion of the program. In addition, certain classes can be audited for a fee of $25 per class. To apply for a future session of Building Community Wealth, please complete the application form.
Montbello Organizing Committee is thankful to the local and national organizations that have provided funds and resources for Building Community Wealth. Additional funds are needed to continue to grow the program and provide training and resources to Montbello residents to further business employment and ownership opportunities, combat gentrification and create pathways to sustain generational wealth. To learn more or make a donation, email [email protected]