Prosper Portland and Emerging Leaders announced the recipients of the first Small Business Internship Grants at a celebration on Thursday, February 28. Thirty companies submitted applications, with a dozen receiving grant funds to support paid internships for students of color this coming summer. The internships provide more equitable access to meaningful learning opportunities and professional development; at the same time, the grant recipient businesses will gain unique insights as they diversify their talent pipelines.

The grant recipients are:

  1. Dorsum
  2. No End of Clothing
  3. Orox Leather Co
  4. Ellumiglow
  5. Portland Garment Factory
  6. Cycle Dog
  7. Flipside Hats
  8. OneApp
  9. krowdsourced LLC
  10. Idealist Consulting
  11. Bespoken Bureau
  12. The Bible Project