Community Collaborations

 

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Scholars

MBA Services commitment to community doesn’t end with our nonprofit and small business work relationship. Our community conscience structure includes having a presence and investment in our neighborhoods and the people in them; which is why MBA Services Dollars for Scholars program is open to both high school and college registered Washington, DC residents.

The application deadline for the Annual $500 Award is July 1st. Award recipients are notified by August 1st. Are you or someone you know a budding leader or a catalyst for positive change and progress; if so, please complete the application, partner with MBA Services and be the change you want to see. 

To apply for the scholarship, click here.

DMV Freedmen 
&By the People Media

MBA Services is proud to partner with the local advocacy group DMV (DC, Maryland & Virginia) Freedmen (www.thedmvfreedmen.com); which likewise empowers By the People Media, scheduled to launch January 2022. The DMV Freedmen is bipartisan and dedicated to working towards a national Black agenda inclusive of monetary reparations as well as sociopolitical, economic, education and healthcare issues concerning Freedmen in the DMV Region and ultimately nationwide. As accountants and residents of the Nation’s Capital, we know there is no Black business without Black politics and community involvement. For example, did you know that Black businesses only received 1.7% of the $23.09 billion in total SBA loans under President Obama’s SBA (Small Business Administration), after having previously received 8.2% under President George W. Bush (http://www.louisianaweekly.com/obama-worse-than-bush-on-sba-loans/)? Seemingly, Obama has set the tone for both Trump and Biden as their administrations have likewise followed suit. Business success requires capital and one of the DMV Freedmen’s Black agenda demands is that 15% of SBA loans be distributed to Freedmen businesses. Our reasoning is simple. Since American Freedmen have been exclusively targeted for the past 401 years to remain a permanent underclass with federal, state and local fiscal policy, we should likewise be exclusively targeted for fiscal redress (https://www.brookings.edu/research/closing-the-racial-wealth-gap-requires-heavy-progressive-taxation-of-wealth/). Based on this fact and many others, MBA Services is committed to providing financial services and infrastructure support to the DMV Freedmen and by extension By the People Media, as we continue to build a local and national coalition centered on providing the full rights and opportunities of citizenship for the Descendants of Freedmen; that has never been realized since the inception and creation of the United States of America.

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