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Designers Working Together

WHAT
WE DO

Our focus is to empower nonprofit leaders and small business owners to achieve their next level of growth. 

CAPACITY BUILDING

or, teach a man to fish.

FOR NONPROFIT LEADERS

Running a nonprofit organization is hard work, especially if you don't have the tools you need to grow. The team at Youngstown Prosperity is dedicated to empowering nonprofit leaders to build capacity that allows them to create a greater impact. 

  • Capacity Building Cohorts 

    • Our small cohorts work through every component of building and growing a strong nonprofit. We don't just show you what to do, we teach you how to do it.

    • Applications to the cohort program are open twice per year. 

  • Expert-led Workshops ​

    • We partner with nonprofit experts locally and nationally to bring you tangible, useful information to help you build capacity and level-up your knowledge. ​

FOR MICRO & SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS 

To successfully run and grow a micro or small business, you have to look good in every hat you wear. You are overworked and under-resourced, and we're here to change that landscape. 

  • Small Group Working Sessions  

    • Every session is structured to provide you with real-time training on a business topic that our community has identified as a need. No long-winded presentations, no sales pitch, no wasting time. This is a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-do-the-work kind of session.

  • One-on-One Coaching ​

    • Looking for a more personal touch? One-on-One coaching sets you up with a business mentor with experience in your field to help guide you through whatever specific challenge you're facing. 

SPECIAL
PROJECTS

each year, the YP team dedicates extra resources to a few special projects that we feel will make a difference in our community.

EAST END COALITION

Youngstown Prosperity works alongside business owners located on Downtown Youngstown's East End (East Federal) to spearhead initiatives that will revitalize the area, drive business development, and identify opportunities for growth for each of the East End organizations. 

YOUTH CULINARY ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

In partnership with A Fresh Wind Catering, Youngstown Prosperity identifies opportunities and funding to connect young men and women in Youngstown City Schools and after-school programs with the life-skills they need to pursue culinary entrepreneurship

ERADICATING FOOD DESERTS 

The board and team at Youngstown Prosperity are passionate about supporting the business and nonprofit leaders dedicated to tackling our Food Desert challenges in the City of Youngstown. These long-standing challenges need innovative solutions, and Youngstown Prosperity will continue to develop partnerships and identify funding opportunities to help get more people access to fresh, healthy foods. 

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