New in 2023, the UNeTech Institute is proud to present Opportunity Corps: Bell-Jewell, a ten-month education program focused on entrepreneurship and leadership development that matches Black and African American entrepreneurs with Black and African American mentors. The program, a partnership between UNeTech, Nebraska Enterprise Fund, and Collective Futures Design Lab, is funded through a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Opportunity Corps: Bell-Jewell focuses on a different subject each month, with a one-day educational workshop session featuring Black and African American experts and leaders from the community — led by UNeTech staff, and Jamel Hamilton and Katherine MacHolmes — as well as one-on-one mentoring sessions with the mentors each month.
Applications are accepted every October. The program runs February through November.
All Opportunity Corps fellows are compensated upon completion of the program.