On the Business Engagement front, UNITE-LA is pleased to share the following updates:
UNITE-LA continually strives to uplift equity and anti-racism across all bodies of work, including business engagement. Given August was Black Business Month, UNITE-LA's Business Engagement Team has some updates that not only highlight the month's recognition, but also align with UNITE-LA's efforts to strengthen our commitment to race equity.
Members of the leadership team met with several key organizations focused on supporting economic opportunity and wealth creation for African American businesses and their communities, including:
- California African American Chamber of Commerce – California's largest statewide Black chamber organization with educational and advocacy programs to drive equitable public policies that expand access to economic opportunities and level the playing field for African American businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as the African American community overall.
- Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce – Local organization designed to advocate and promote the economic growth and development of African American business by focusing on legislative advocacy, as well as identifying and developing business opportunities and strategic business alliances.
- Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation – a community-based nonprofit organization, advocating for resources and opportunities for marginalized residents facing systemic barriers in South Los Angeles and beyond.