Social and Economic Equity for Minority Enterprises Program
(SEE ME Program)

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The SEE ME Program is part of the Social Justice Project to improve economic equity in Arizona’s black communities state-wide, by helping to close the wealth gap through, supporting, tracking, and evaluating a total of twenty (20) nonprofit/ for-profit businesses over the course of eighteen months.

Support will include a system of mentoring, financial education, business development, and capital investment.

"We must work together to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity, and power in our society." Nelson Mandela

Participating organizations will be identified, evaluated, then held accountable for success through course compliance, mentorship engagement, and business growth metrics.

The goal of the program is to ultimately reduce potential business failure by optimizing strong financial education, and utilizing black directory marketing and applying grant funds to grow business.


Donor for The SEE ME Program is Arizona Community Foundation - Black Philanthropy Initiative.

Click image below to learn more and to support the 20 businesses that are part of the inaugural program. 

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(Social and Economic Equity for Minority Enterprises Program)

For Arizona Based Businesses

SEE ME Program

How could $16,500 support your business?

The SEE ME Program is an eighteen (12) month cohort program:

  • Participate in a 6-week business accelerator (Virtual) 

  • Develop a 2 to 5-year business plan

  • Provide monthly financial reports for accountability

  • Mastermind with cohort monthly as business advisors (Virtual)

  • Attend six (4) quarterly educational and networking events (Hybrid)

  • Gain $16,500 of capital to invest in your business growth

  • Connect with supplier diversity and corporate professionals across the state



Complete the online application process, which should include an abbreviated version of this year's business plan.



Create a 90-second video introducing yourself, what you do, what is your why, and what the $16,500 would mean to you and the business.



The top 40 finalists will attend an in-person virtual pitch contest so that the team can learn more about your business.

SEE ME Program Team

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Shellie Berry
Program Leader

Mel Hannah

Community Outreach Manager

Angela Garmon

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Joan Young


The SEE ME Program was created and developed by the Social Project Team of ARG Cultivators Community. We, the team, thank the Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) and Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) for their funding and support. Without them, especially BPI’s Karl Gentles and Dr. Angela Allen and ACF’s Kim Covington, the SEE ME Program would not be possible. We appreciate the value every contributor continues to give, and we thank those in advance who will contribute in the future.