COR Innovative Impact Fund
COR Innovative Impact Fund (CIIF) The vision of IIF is to create change in our communities that is meaningful and impactful. The inaugural class of the Innovative Impact Fund Young Entrepreneur Academy (IIFYEA) was very successful, training over 25 participants, with 19 STUDENTS completing the 13-week program. The targeted students were predominately from underserved communities in Orange County. IIFYEA students were empowered through lessons that focused on financial literacy, business acumen, leadership foundation, and business plan development. Moreover, students were taught public speaking skills and how to pitch their business ideas culminating in a public pitch competition where 10 students pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges at the National Faith Leaders Conference. THREE WINNERS were awarded business startup microloans ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Students were also assigned/partnered with a mentor/business coach as part of a comprehensive internship program.