Programs

Through our virtual Africana-centered life-changing programs, we inculcate aspiring Black visionaries with the practical skills, human resources and mindset needed to become globally conscious visionary leaders who are equipped to build sustainable personal, generational and communal wealth through entrepreneurship, intentional financial planning and philanthropy.

The Consultrepreneurship is a holistic 10-week summer program that leverages Africana economic history, mentorship and unique practical learning experiences to empower Black college students and recent graduates to overcome socioeconomic barriers and build personal, generational and communal wealth.

DATES
June 7, 2021 – August 13, 2021

ELIGIBILITY
Candidates must be college students who are 18 years of age or older. 

APPLICATION PROCESS
The application closes March 31, 2021. Students who submit an exceptional application will be interviewed and may be asked to submit a letter of recommendation. The 2021 cohort will be chosen by May 1st. 

SUMMARY
The Consultrepreneurship is a holistic 10-week summer program that leverages Africana economic history, mentorship and unique practical learning experiences to empower Black college students and recent graduates to overcome socioeconomic barriers and

PROGRAM DETAILS 

During an intensive week of orientation, Consultrepreneurs receive analytical Africana history training focused on the economic and political forces that shaped key historical events impacting the Black race, the lessons that can be learned from them and the continuity between history and present-day trends. Thereafter they participate in weekly seminars and entrepreneur lectures where they gain pertinent life skills and become aware of how to effectively approach and deal with culturally specific post college financial, employment and business challenges.
Through the practical component of the program, Consultrepreneurs acquire practical business skills by acting as a consultant within a supervised team that provides a Black-owned business client with operational analysis, executive consultations and an industry standard consulting report.
Consultrepreneurs develop a pitch-worthy community-minded business concept with the support of a seasoned business advisor.
Culminating Trip – Program periods culminate with a tour of a notable Black-owned business and a trip to a historical economic landmark. Closing Ceremony – Consultrepreneurs who successfully complete the program participate in a closing ceremony where they present about their business concept and overall program experience.
All Consultrepreneurs who successfully complete the Consultrepreneurship receive:
– An official certificate of completion
– Consulting report authorship credit
– A performance report
– Access to recommendations upon request
– Access to business incorporation fee sponsorship
– Automatic Consultrepreneurship Alumni Relations membership, giving them access to a lifetime of entrepreneurial, financial and general life skills support
DIFFvelopment supports institutional academic credit applications with relevant materials upon request.
The Consultrepreneurship is an unpaid internship. Applicants should contact their institution’s career services department to learn about unpaid internship funding opportunities. In the event that the applicant is unable to secure such funding or such funding is unavailable, they should contact us to discuss possible funding alternatives.

The Black Generational Wealth Program is an action-oriented learning experience that challenges aspiring Black visionaries from all walks of life to examine their socioeconomic status in relation to the wealth-building process and explore entrepreneurship as a viable career option that facilitates economic advancement.

How It Works

Workshop I:

Through deep personal and statistical analysis, participants become aware of Black household and employment disparities and learn where they are on the spectrum of building generational wealth, the steps to building generational wealth and how community-minded business ownership bridges the gap.

Business Concept Development:

Participants have the option to further the learning process by filling out DIFFvelopment’s original business concept form and receiving one-on-one guidance on how to take their idea to the next level.

Workshop II:

Participants have the opportunity to learn about the business incorporation process as well as the first steps involved in bringing their business to the public. 

Beneficiaries

We’ve worked with high school and university-level Black student organizations, career services departments, diversity and inclusion entities and more. We welcome the opportunity to work with groups of all sizes, from any industry, anywhere in the world!

Our one-on-one coaching program provides aspiring Black visionaries from all around the world with financial, business, employment, higher education, professional and general life skills guidance. Development plans are customized to suit the needs of each beneficiary and therefore vary in terms of support approach and length of engagement. Beneficiaries can choose to have a private or Instagram Live coaching session.

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ISHA KAMARA

2020

Sierra Leonean Williams College ’23 Economics Business Concept: Ebonaire, a consultancy service helping predominantly white colleges effectively attract, support, and retain their Black students. Consulted for DIFFvelopment Supervised by Monique Greenwood, Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns

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ISHA KAMARA

2020

Sierra Leonean Williams College ’23 Economics Business Concept: Ebonaire, a consultancy service helping predominantly white colleges effectively attract, support, and retain their Black students. Consulted for DIFFvelopment Supervised by Monique Greenwood, Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns

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ISHA KAMARA

2020

Sierra Leonean Williams College ’23 Economics Business Concept: Ebonaire, a consultancy service helping predominantly white colleges effectively attract, support, and retain their Black students. Consulted for DIFFvelopment Supervised by Monique Greenwood, Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns

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