closing the racial wealth gap by building 21st century skills

Rigorous 4-month entrepreneurial program where students launch ideas in the community.

  • Introduce business concepts through solving community challenges 
  • Provide access to seasoned business mentors and coaches
  • Provide funding for ideas
  • Culminate with LITE Pitch Night where students showcase their ideas and pitch for additional funding

Match fellows with competitive paid internships while in college.

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  • Partner with a diverse network of hiring partners to match first and second year college students with competitive summer internships
  • Provide grants to talented students to help them build prototypes of businesses while interning at a company.
  • Create opportunities for students to cultivate diverse networks in their chosen industries

Help students transition from college into creating wealth in their communities with entrepreneurship. 

  • Match students with high-growth business markets
  • Provide coaching on startup phase of business
  • Connect students with capital providers.