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Liz and Angela make an appearance in this month’s issue of California Leaf.
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Angela is featured on this episode of the podcast Different Leaf to talk about cannabis jobs and providing opportunities to marginalized communities.
In this week’s blog, our outgoing VISTA Community Liaison, Sudeepto Chakraborty, recounts his experience of working with the Success Centers, a leader throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for education, employment and art programs. With his research and development hat on, Sudeepto speaks to the challenges of working with the Education, Employment & Training Center (EETC) to deliver his final project—the Code on Point curriculum.
Success Center’s Entrepreneurship in a Nutshell Program is a collaboration between USF Professor Vivian Faustino-Pulliam, USF MBA Program, the Success Centers‘ Equity for Industry Program, and several Success Centers’ employer partners. Keith Bynum, the winner of the first “Start-up Pitch Night” is the focus of this week’s blog.
The California-based organization connects employers with qualified job seekers and has helped cannabis companies find candidates under San Francisco’s Equity Program. Read more…
Liz Jackson-Simpson & Angela White (Success Centers). Liz, CEO of Success Centers, and Angela, SC’s Equity for Industry program manager, join Mike and MJ via Zoom to talk about the unique support system they’ve created for social equity applicants, and how they work hard every day to make the world a fairer, better place.
If you want to put your buying dollars to good use, here are 20 Black-owned cannabis businesses that you can support. Read more…
The San Francisco bay-area is home to Success Centers. The organization’s goal is to offer education and tools to disenfranchised communities in order to enter the cannabis space. “To build wealth within the equity community, you’ve got to open the door and create an opportunity that is intentional,” Liz Jackson-Simpson of Success Centers told Green Entrepreneur in an interview.
Righting the wrongs caused by the proverbial “War on Drugs” has been the catalyst behind numerous equity initiatives that have popped up in myriad legal markets in recent years. An excellent example is the San Francisco Bay Area-based Success Centers’ Equity for Industry Training workshop, which helps those on the margins enter the legal cannabis industry.
Two years ago Jackson-Simpson brought in Angela White, a graduate of Oaksterdam University in Oakland, White is a pioneer in cannabis in California in her own right. She helped launch one of the first Medical Marijuana collectives under California’s Proposition 215 in East Palo Alto; then opened a dispensary in San Jose, bringing first-hand knowledge from the industry to Success Centers.
It is time for marginalized communities hit hardest by the war on drugs get jobs in the burgeoning legal cannabis business. We chat with Angela White about helping marginalized communities getting involved in the cannabis business and what more can be done to help them. On this 4/20, people considering making the jump into the business may need advice on how to do so and Angela White can help. Read more…