• The Real Estate

    Co-Powerment Series

    An education platform designed to demystify the real estate development process.

     

    Through in-class instruction, coaching and mentorship, our goal is to demonstrate how community members, organizations, and small business owners can participate and benefit from their own neighborhood revitalization. See below for more information about our Fall Course.

     

    TESTIMONIALS

    “The Real Estate Co-Powerment Series increased my understanding of real estate redevelopment and how to properly work with city and private agencies to accomplish the goals of my community. What followed after graduating from the Series, was the confidence to believe in the process. Confidence then gave way to courage. Some folks participate in the cohort for personal reasons, some for professional reasons. No matter the individual purpose, we all want our communities to be healthy.”

    - Denise, 3rd Real Estate Co-Powerment Series Cohort (Spring 2018)

     

    “The Real Estate Co-Powerment Series is one the most worthwhile experiences I have had in a long time. It is practical and it’s instructors are actual practitioners. This program allows one to obtain knowledge while building a professional network at the same time. Upon completing the series, I am confident that I will be fully equipped to become successful in my

    development efforts.”

    - Jacqueline, 1st Real Estate Co-Powerment Series Cohort (Spring 2017)

  • 7 Pillars™ of Sustainable Business

    What is the 7 Pillars™ Sustainable Business Accelerator?

    We support small businesses by providing deep business supports for income growth and sustainability. Our 7 Pillars™ Accelerator advances small businesses through specialized technical assistance and connects these businesses directly to revenue and growth opportunities.

    The 7 Pillars™ Accelerator integrates into the existing incubator/accelerator ecosystem by specializing: strategically on “last mile”; demographically on small businesses led by minorities, disadvantaged persons and/or located in low-to-moderate income communities; and Sector-wise on a subset of business that will be determined from time-to-time.

    What are the 7 Pillars?

    The 7 Pillars™ are: Strategy + Technology + Communication + Finance + Legal + Capital + People.

    We believe with all 7 Pillars™ your business is structured to grow. Without one of the 7 Pillars™ we believe your business is taking undue risk of losing market share in its industry.

    Why 7 Pillars™?

    "By participating in the UPMC Supplier Diversity Omicelo Cares 7 Pillars™ program, Davis Consulting Solutions, was able to receive customized services for our new recruitment software and one-on-one technical assistance. All of which is critical for our success and for that I am extremely grateful.”

    Danielle Davis, Ph.D.

    President & CEO

    Davis Consulting Solutions

    If selected for the 7 Pillars, what is required of me and my organization?

    •6-month cohort (5 to 10 hours a month)

    •Attendance during bi-monthly Strategy Meetings

    •Quarterly attendance at activities/networking opportunities

    •Completion of the 7 Pillars™ Accelerator Assessment

    •Financial Disclosure

    Contact information

    Ebony McQueen-Harris, Relationship Manager + Strategist

    ebony.mcqueenharris@omicelocares.org

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