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Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Initiative

The School Building Authority and the Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion have been partnering on a new initiative to create a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Incubator Program geared towards 11th and 12th graders in our public schools. 

The purpose of this cross-agency initiative is to help graduating students succeed by taking advantage of opportunities created through the upcoming school construction legislation. However, we are not just targeting the construction industry, but all industries.  Ideally, this will tie into apprenticeship opportunities through DLT and RI Promise Grants at RIC/CCRI to give students certifications, education, and experience. 

MBE Program Overview 

MBE Program - for Students (English)

MBE Programa - para Estudiantes (Espanol)

To request more information, click here

Press release that came out in May when we launched in Lincoln and Davies.
McKee-Matos Administration Pilots Cross-Government Collaboration to Empower High School Students and Local Minority-Owned Businesses.