Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center's mission is to empower and increase the entrepreneurial capacities of socially and economically diverse women and men, and thereby strengthen our communities through the creation of sustainable businesses, new jobs and the promotion of financial self-sufficiency.
Renaissance works at the intersection of racial, economic, and social justice.
We believe that through small business ownership, individuals who face barriers to traditional economic opportunity due to race, gender, economic background, education, immigration status, or former incarceration can achieve economic mobility, create better futures for themselves and their families, and play a pivotal role in building local economic prosperity in our communities.
Renaissance was launched in San Francisco in 1985 and has grown into a regional organization with four Centers in South of Market and Bayview Hunters Point in San Francisco, East Palo Alto in San Mateo County, and Richmond in Contra Costa County.
Renaissance is a regional leader in delivering end-to-end small business training, consulting, and ongoing support - from ideation to sustainability - that directly addresses the challenges underserved individuals face as they strive to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
In our first 32 years, Renaissance has served over 26,000 individuals who have started and grown over 10,000 small businesses and created employment for more than 14,000 residents.
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Check out Renaissance's latest issue of reSource magazine! Our winter issue includes our 12 Ways of Giving Guide, business updates, interviews with the Renaissance family of supporters, and exciting upcoming events.
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