LOWELL – Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll), the nation’s foremost inclusive entrepreneurship program, announced the expansion of its program to Cape Cod and Holyoke, both in Massachusetts.
These new locations mark the organization’s fifth and sixth sites, following successful launches in Lowell, Lawrence, New Bedford/ Fall River, and Lynn.
In Holyoke, EforAll will be joining forces with SPARK Holyoke and together, both organizations will continue to pursue the goals of SPARK Holyoke, to strengthen and grow Holyoke’s economy from within, helping its often-underrepresented residents tap into their potential to create business and social ventures in the city and region. Under terms of this partnership, SPARK Holyoke staff Tessa Murphy-Romboletti and Jona Ruiz will serve as Executive Director and Program Manager of SPARK EforAll Holyoke respectively. “We have achieved great success with SPARK Holyoke, and we look forward to having the opportunity for EforAll to take us to the next level,” said Tessa.
On the Cape, EforAll’s Executive Director is Christin Marshall, a 2017 alum of EforAll’s South Coast program where she founded Camp Timeout, a summer camp experience for grownups. “I’ve always cared about the Cape,” said Christin. “After going through the EforAll South Coast program, I look forward to seeing each of the 15 towns across the Cape being strengthened by local entrepreneurs.”
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Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) – EforAll believes that the best way to revitalize mid- sized U.S. cities that have fallen into decline, and suffer related high rates of poverty and unemployment, is to fuel the dreams and ambitions of entrepreneurs who live in and near these cities. We believe that they understand their city and its problems better than anyone else and have ideas and solutions with the potential to make their city prosper once again while they create their own pathway out of poverty.
In 2015, EforAll launched its program in Spanish, Emprendimiento para Todos (EparaTodos), the first program in the nation geared to help Spanish speaking entrepreneurs to overcome the opportunity gap. The program is currently offered in the Massachusetts cities of Lawrence and Lynn, will be implemented in Holyoke by 2020.
The organization’s 254 alumni have created 431 new jobs, generated $9.9M in annual revenues, and raised $11.4M in capital. About 83% of all EforAll entrepreneurs are still in business since the program started in 2013.