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Knight Foundation Community Breakfast features Ice House Program at the Akron Urban League

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Knight Foundation's "Informed & Engaged Communities" Community Breakfast will feature:

The Ice House Program at The Akron Urban League - Awarded $60,000 Knight Foundation Grant

Wednesday, June 26th 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Free and Open to the Public


• Michael Davis, VP of Business Development and an Ice House Instructor

• Gary Schoeniger, co-author of Who Owns The Ice House?

Akron Urban League

440 Vernon Odom Boulevard, Akron, OH 44307

The Akron Urban League received a $60,000 award in March 2013 to support the launch of the Ice House program, which will develop entrepreneurial thinking and action in youth.

“Uncle Cleve” was an unlikely entrepreneur, a black man in the 1950s segregated South who found success owning the town’s ice house. His nephew, Clifton Taulbert, drew on life lessons learned from “Uncle Cleve” to write Who Owns The Ice House? Eight Life Lessons From an Unlikely Entrepreneur which explores what “mindset” makes for successful entrepreneurs. Now, the Akron Urban League, with a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is offering would-be business owners a 16-week Ice House Entrepreneurship Program. It’s based on the principles that Clifton Taulbert says empower success. The course, which begins in August, includes classroom presentations, online lessons and video interviews with successful entrepreneurs. The Kauffman Foundation of Missouri, inspired by the book, funded development of the course.

Please RSVP by Friday, June 21 to Lisa Stayer,

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