NBA Social Entrepreneurship Program

2021 SENT Cohort

The SENT Cohort was created to enhance relationships, support, and provide education for social entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their new social service organizations. The cohort members attended the SENT Seminar in September 2020 and demonstrated an interest and willingness to work with NBA’s social enterprise team on a deeper level over the following year.

Sacred Flow, Houston, TX

Amber Mattingly

Sacred Flow exists to heal trauma that affects the mind, body and spirit offering tools to develop self-compassion, a sense of solidarity, and active engagement.
Disciples Region: Southwest

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Project LEAST, Indianapolis, IN

Amie Vanderford

Project LEAST (Love Everyone As Self Training) is focused on teaching prosocial skills to youth so they can develop healthier emotional and relational ways to better operate in the community.
Sponsoring Congregation: The LabOratory Church
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A Soul Cleansing, Los Angeles, CA

Andre Brown

“A Soul Cleansing” is a documentary highlighting the stories of LGBTQAI folk who have endured the Black Church’s use of Christian theology to dismiss their faith, life, and love.
Disciples Region: Pacific Southwest

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Dreamkeepers Coalition, Lawrenceville, GA

Constance Folsom

Dreamkeepers Coalition is a community organization committed to promoting unity and empowering communities by providing youth and family workshops and programs.
Disciples Region: Georgia

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Morning Glory Bed & Breakfast: Clergy Renewal Program, Saint Joseph, MO

Delesslyn Kennebrew

The Clergy Renewal program of the Morning Glory Bed & Breakfast is an attempt to solve the problem of clergy burnout in pastors who serve in congregations of less than 100 people and have no budget for vacation.
Disciples Region: Greater Kansas City

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Resonate Media, Thornton, CO

Loren Richmond

Resonate Media seeks to help marginalized persons amplify their voices via podcasting and other media enterprises.
Disciples Region: Central Rocky Mountain

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Keep It Together: Social Emotional Learning Project, Houston, TX

Managerrie Winston

The Keep It Together Foundation provides “The KIT” a set of social-emotional learning tools to serve the mind, bodies, and souls of underprivileged youth breaking boundaries, barriers and rewriting the cycle of generational trauma.
Disciples Region: Southwest

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Global Arts & Theology Experience: Beyoncé Mass, Lisbon, Portugal

Yolanda Norton

The Global Arts and Theology Experience will use womanist theology, visual and performing arts as mechanisms to encourage spiritual and emotional healing for Black women and girls.
Disciples Region: Southwest

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Generation 1st

Yolanda Roseby

Our mission is to identify, create opportunities, and equip people of color in low-income areas start microbusinesses that will create additional income and strengthen communities.

Dignity & Divinity

Reegie Bunch

Our mission is to build a Black and Brown led abolitionist movement rooted in community power towards the goal of achieving transformative justice and healing justice for all incarcerated people, their families, and communities.