Headed by Harry Alford, DC Community Carrot's mission is to break the cycle of poverty by helping entrepreneurial Opportunity Youth create businesses of their own that will last a lifetime. We provide the mentors, education, and access to capital needed for entrepreneurs to succeed. Kahlil qualified for our six month program because he faced specific barriers to obtain gainful income. Khalil and I share a bond because we have common barriers. Through his hard work, due diligence and DC Community Carrot's service he made his passion into a business.
Vegan Buddy is a for profit in which Khalil is a coach/advisor for all things vegan. @VeganismEntrepenuer is his social media handle. During our interview, he lightly touches on the profitability of his business and obtaining other sources of income. Other topics discussed were housing, social services and in general just catching up.
I had an opportunity to catch up and record with our first cohort Khalil Duberry Dockery to see how is doing, any services needed from DC Community Carrot and if he has any suggestions from us. Vegan Buddy is a for profit in which Khalil is a coach/advisor for all things vegan. @VeganismEntrepenuer is his social media handle.
In November 2017, Khalil and his fellow CEOs were thrown a "DC Community Carrot First Cohort Celebration" at the We Work co working space; located in the Wonder Bread Factory. Food, remembrance, family and examples of perseverance filled the room. It was very exciting for everyone! At the ceremony, Khalil said to me, " I feel confident about my future" and gave thanks.
A short list of attendees were: Department of Employment Services Odie Donald, Attorney Advisor for the State Superintended of Education Michael Aniton, Department of Small and local Business Development reps Derrick Colbert and Katherine Mereand-Sinha, Entrepreneur John Scott, WeWork's Rachel Gartlin and many more influencers.
DC Community Carrot's services are open to all of our past participants. The entrepreneur journey is not overnight. "Without commitment you will never start. Without consistency you will never finish." - Denzel Washington. Like Khalil, our first cohort was given this wisdom and have found success in their own right.
There are so many ways you can get involved in our program. Whether you're a donator, volunteer, aspiring entrepreneur or entrepreneur ready to inspire, you can join our effort in supporting Opportunity Youth. Learn more on how you can contribute by clicking here. For inquiries, please email email@example.com.