President Obama's Call to Action
On June 30, 2009, President Obama highlighted Rising Tide Capital as an organization making a real difference for everyday Americans:
"So far, Rising Tide Capital has helped 250 business owners in the state of New Jersey. So imagine if they could help 500 or 1000 or more, all across America. If we empower organizations like [Rising Tide Capital] think about the number of young people ...whose lives we can change, the number of families whose livelihoods we can boost, the number of struggling communities we can bring back to life."
We're proud to say that President Obama's vision for Rising Tide Capital's growth and impact is being realized. Since then, the total number of graduates from our Community Business Academy has grown to 1,114 entrepreneurs--531 are in business today, with another 509 in the planning stages!
Our National Replication has also begun!
Click here to read more about our first national replication in partnership with Sunshine Enterprises in the city of Chicago.