At Kroger and P&G, there is a long history of using our platform and resources to positively impact our community, environment, and society.  This year we are joining forces with MORTAR, an entrepreneurial support organization, to create the Multicultural Entrepreneurship Program. The new program will build on MORTAR’s culturally competent curriculum by enabling entrepreneurs to directly benefit from engagement with senior leaders at Kroger and P&G.

Meet the Inaugural Class

Christina Davis,
Davis Cookie Collection
Davis is the founder & CEO for her southern-style cookie company.
Erikka Gray,
District 78 LLC
Gray is the owner and founder of the luxury candle and lifestyle brand.
Brandon & Ewaniki Hawkins,
Soul Palette, LLC
The Hawkins’ launched their paint party experience company in 2016.

The Multicultural Entrepreneurship Development Program

Kroger and P&G are providing facilitators and funding to expand MORTAR’s nationally acclaimed Entrepreneurship Academy.  The 8-week program will enable MORTAR to impact more entrepreneurs and allow participants to learn directly from the talented executives at Kroger and P&G.

More About MORTAR

MORTAR was founded in 2014 in Cincinnati. Since then, MORTAR has aimed to create diverse communities by enabling historically marginalized entrepreneurs to access the resources needed to start and run successful businesses. It currently provides an entrepreneurship academy in multiple states and helps both existing and aspiring entrepreneurs learn the fundamental elements of business ownership and how to build a comprehensive business canvas.  The primary goal of the program is to launch businesses that contribute to local economic growth and establish a path to generational sustainability and wealth.

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