SUSLA Received $35,000 in Grants for MS KICK Project

SUSLA Received $35,000 in Grants for MS KICK Project

Southern University at Shreveport’s Division of Community and Workforce Development received grants from Capital One totaling $35,000. The grants will assist in the start-up operational expenses of the Milam Street Kitchen Incubator Community Kitchen. Some of the operational expenses will include equipment, building maintenance and utilities. “We anticipate the program becoming sustainable by year two,” says Darrin Dixon, program Executive Director. This project is part of the City of Shreveport’s Choice Neighborhood Initiative. The Choice Neighborhood Initiative specifically targets low income neighborhoods in need of revitalization. The project will involve training low-tomoderate income individuals in culinary arts. The kitchen will also be an incubator f or culinary entrepreneurs. The goals of the project are for participants to develop the skills and knowledge to become successful culinary business owners, provide opportunities for training program participants to earn livable wages and to serve as a community gathering space. “Southern University at Shreveport is excited to receive these grants that will help us in our mission of improving the quality of life for residents in our surrounding communities through economic and community development. We would like to thank Capital One for their continuous support of Southern University at Shreveport,” says Janice Sneed, Vice Chancellor for Community and Workforce Development.

Capital One provides grants and capacity-building support to local organizations that build economic opportunity through education, financial literacy, affordable housing, small business or workforce development initiatives.

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