LOWELL, Mass. – August 23, 2022 – Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll), a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate economic and social impact through inclusive entrepreneurship, today announced the appointment of Alma Garcia as the regional director for its EforAll/EparaTodos communities, including Greater Worcester, Holyoke, Lynn and Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts, Longmont CO, Northwest Region, AR, and Rhode Island.
Garcia joins EforAll as a transformational community development leader with over 25 years of experience addressing racial equity and institutional racism as well as building capacity in cultural competence and innovative program design for nonprofit organizations. Most recently, she served as a VP of Belonging and Strategic Planning for Raise the Future, an organization offering services to reduce the amount of time youth in foster care live without a permanent family. Fluent in English and Spanish, Alma holds a master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University and is a licensed social worker.
In her new role, Garcia will lead a team of seven executive directors responsible for coordination and management of the organization’s English (EforAll) and Spanish language (EparaTodos) program, ensuring program alignment and consistency as well as entrepreneur advocacy.
“As an organization dedicated to providing a supportive and positive environment for its entrepreneurs, volunteers, and staff, EforAll is thrilled to have someone with Alma’s experience on board,” said Karen (KJ) Johnson, EforAll’s Chief Operating Officer. “We look forward to her expert guidance as we continue to grow our mission of driving economic and social impact through inclusive entrepreneurship and to provide everyone — regardless of race, country of origin, or gender — with the tools to start a successful business.”
To learn more about EforAll and its programs, visit eforall.org.
Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is a nonprofit organization that partners with communities nationwide to help under-represented individuals successfully start and grow a business through intensive business training, mentorship, and an extended professional support network. To date, EforAll alumni have launched over 1,100 businesses. In 2021, EforAll alumni businesses provided 1,734 jobs and generated more than $54 million in revenue. Programs are available in both English and Spanish. EforAll current locations include Buffalo, N.Y.; Longmont, Colo.; Northwest Arkansas, Rhode Island; and the following Massachusetts communities: Berkshire County, Cape Cod, Fall River/New Bedford, Worcester, Holyoke, Lynn, Merrimack Valley, and Roxbury. To learn more about EforAll, please visit eforall.org.