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The Black Economic Alliance Foundation Receives $5M Commitment From Cisco To Advance Black Entrepreneurs At Atlanta HBCUs


In addition to the CBE programming at Morehouse College and Spelman College, a new graduate component has been added at Clark Atlanta University. Additionally, the CBE programming will include an online component that offers upskilling training to a broad global audience, Tweedy shared with us. Through the programming, graduate-level students will have access to more knowledge about business, access to VC and private equity leaders, and mentorship programs. 

“Through the CBE, we want to reach as many budding Black entrepreneurs as possible,” Tweedy said to AfroTech. “That ranges from people who are mid-way through their academic development in undergrad to those who have already graduated school and want to advance their careers by obtaining a graduate-level certificate or degree.”

“The addition of Clark Atlanta’s graduate program to the CBE brings us that much closer,” she added. “We’re also building on Clark Atlanta’s legacy of providing higher education opportunities for Black Americans for over 150 years. Their predecessor institution, Atlanta University, was the first HBCU in the nation to award graduate degrees to Black Americans.”

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