Our data demonstrates remarkable results: a 70% completion rate among trainees and a 100% job-placement rate for graduates. Our two organizations have directly contributed to establishing 180 businesses, employing over 425 people, which have disbursed $10,000,000 in wages to formerly unemployed people. We’ve attracted more than $25,000,000 of new investments to distressed areas. We have facilitated more than 800 professional certifications and more than 50 degrees of higher education for people first-in-family to ever attend. We serve 23% minorities in places with only 4-5% minority populations. We’re most proud of the story told by those bi-weekly evaluations. This is a story of formerly unemployed people becoming entrepreneurial leaders in their community, almost always overcoming initial cynicism, skepticism, and reluctance.