Meet the 2023 Truist Foundation Fellows
Generously sponsored by the Truist Foundation
Empyrean Consulting provides resources, education and assistance to underserved and underbanked communities to close the financial gap among minorities. The company hosts outreach events and classes with a multi-generational approach to set families up for success and provide them with the tools and knowledge to enhance their financial literacy, well-being, and wealth creation. They have reached over 200 people and currently serve 22 families.
Pittsburgh Community Market was established in 2019 to create an imaginative space for local growers and makers to sell their goods and services, while fostering sustainable entrepreneurship throughout the Pittsburgh and Southwest Atlanta communities and to connect to underserved neighborhoods. Since its inception, the Pittsburgh Community Market team has curated over 70 markets to bring much needed foot traffic to an area that has been redlined for decades.
MOBU Enterprises is a green construction company that builds residential and commercial structures out of shipping containers in vulnerable communities to provide healthier, more affordable, and innovative alternatives to traditionally built housing. The venture positively impacts disenfranchised inner-city communities and constituents, has created 200+ jobs, and proudly hires from immigrant, previously incarcerated, and veteran communities.
The Georgia Notary Network provides business training, opportunities, and resources to new and early stage entrepreneurs with limited resource access. They also provide education to ensure state compliance. The organization impacts currently commissioned Georgia Notaries public and Georgia citizens interested in starting service based businesses. In 2022, they launched the GaNN Gives campaign to recognize the work of other Georgia agencies and non-profits.