WABI will be in a transition phase for 2023 as we at Wisdom navigate changes with flexibility and a greater understanding of the need, demand, and direction to support the startup and development of businesses in today’s economic climate and global climate change.
As Native American (American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander) adult interns plan and create an agricultural/horticultural micro-enterprise business in Oregon, WABI will provide support services, including entrepreneur business development training, strategic planning, business plan development, and financial planning.
INFORMATION ABOUT WABI:
Interns will achieve training and create a business plan over the course of PAID internship for the duration of the program. Training will be provided through seminars in our Portland classroom, a plant nursery south of Portland, and other field visits in Marion County, Multnomah County, and surrounding areas that become more available.
In addition to a monthly stipend, interns will be provided 1:1 matching funds from a local CDFI for business start-up costs! The interns will receive ongoing support for at least three years from the Wisdom Agricultural Coop as they continue growing their business!
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