WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER
The CLIMB (Creating Livelihoods for Individuals through Micro Business) program is a nine-week business training course for individuals who want to start or expand a small business.
Personal financial readiness
Creating a business plan
The cost of doing business
CLIMB can assist interested persons in the following objectives: forming businesses out of hobbies or previously informal activities; transforming home-based businesses into growing, viable enterprises for self-employment; and helping existing businesses expand and grow to gain operating and credit history that allow them to enter the formal credit sector. Since inception, the program has graduated over 100 small business entrepreneurs. The course charges a fee, with payment plans available. Technical assistance from CLIMB’s experienced staff is available to program graduates.
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AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.
AmeriCorps State and National supports a wide range of local service programs that engage thousands of Americans in intensive community service each year. We provide grants to a network of local and national organizations and agencies committed to using national service to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.
AmeriCorps State and National programs are open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 17 and older. Members may serve full- or part-time over a period not to exceed 12 months. Individuals can serve as AmeriCorps members in every state, U.S. territory, and on tribal reservations. Full-time AmeriCorps State and National members are given a living allowance; health care; childcare, if they qualify; and become eligible for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program. Learn more by reading the AmeriCorps Fact Sheet.
CLIMB CDC's AmeriCorp program is funded through the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Services, which supports multiple programs across the state. http://volunteermississippi.org/americorps/americorps-state-programs/