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Moving Black America Forward

America's Exclusive Chamber of Commerce for Black Youth Aged 9 to 24!

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NOIRBBC CLUBS APP!

WHO WE ARE

Noir Black Chamber of Commerce Inc. is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) Economic Development Organization headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Our mission is centered on "Moving Black America Forward" by pioneering innovative programming tailored to foster economic and social mobility for Black youth aged 9 to 24.

Distinguished as the inaugural U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to business education, professional skills development, and trauma therapy education specifically for Black youth, we aim to cultivate a future generation of thriving Black entrepreneurs and corporate professionals. Our focus extends beyond traditional age boundaries, reaching youth as young as 9 years old to instill crucial skills and mindsets early on.

In pursuit of our objectives, Noir Black Chamber of Commerce Inc. is actively establishing Noir Black Business Clubs on U.S. colleges and universities. Additionally, we have launched the national Noirbbc Clubs App, designed to engage Black college, high school, middle school, and elementary school youth nationwide in early business and professional skills education. Through this platform, participants gain access to online mentors, corporate apprenticeships, job opportunities, financial education, banking services, and more.

The sustainability of our impactful programming is made possible through the generous support of donors, grants, and foundation funding. Together, we are empowering Black youth to seize opportunities, break barriers, and chart their paths toward success. To become an individual or corporate sponsor member, please visit noirbcc.org and click on the memberships sponsorships tab.

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NOIRBBC CLUBS APP
College-Aged 18-24
Become An Instant Member By Downloading The FREE Noirbcc App!


 
 
COMING SOON!
NOIRBBC CLUBS HIGH SCHOOL
Ages 15-17
NOIRBBC CLUBS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Ages 12-14
NOIRBBC CLUBS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Ages 9-11
BUSINESS EDUCATION
NOIRBBC CLUBS APP EDUCATION SESSIONS
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
BLACK COMMUNITY TRAUMA EDUCATION
CORPORATE
MEMBERSHIPS & SUPPORT

Our Efforts Are Supported Through Generous Donations, Grants, and Foundation Funding!
MEMBERSHIPS
PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP
$10,000.00
SAPPHIRE  MEMBERSHIP
$5,000.00
DIAMOND MEMBERSHIP
$2,500.00
GOLD MEMBERSHIP
$1,000.00
RUBY MEMBERSHIP
$500.00
SILVER MEMBERSHIP
$250.00
BRONZE MEMBERSHIP
$100.00
  • Intrapreneurship

  • Personal & Branding Marketing

  • Presentation Skills

  • Personal Business Plan Development (Corporate Professionals)

  • Politics & Voting

  • Public Speaking

  • Resume Building

  • Time Management & Organization

  • Black Community Trauma Education

  • Banking & Finance

  • Civics

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurial Business Plan Development (Entrepreneurs)

  • Homeownership

  • Internships

  • Interviewing

  • Connection to Mentors

  • Conversation Skills

  • Corporate Networking

  • Dining Etiquette

  • Professional Dress

  • Politics & Voting

  • Professional Hygiene & Grooming

Business & Professional Skills Learning

Noir Black Business Clubs
Ages 9-24

Become An Instant Member By Downloading The FREE Noirbcc Clubs App!

In an effort to “Move Black America Forward”, Noir Black Chamber of Commerce Inc. has begun establishing Noir Black Business Clubs on college and university campuses across the country, As well as online platforms for high school, middle school, and elementary school clubs to engage black students in business education and professional skills earlier, in the hope, that it will lead to an increase in the number of successful black entrepreneurs and black corporate professionals over time and create economic and social mobility within one generation. Noir Black Business Clubs are open to all black students no matter which career path they are planning on taking and membership is free to all youth ages 9 to 24.

BENEFITS

Noir Black Business Clubs help students develop their social skills through positive interactions with peers, instructors, and Telementors, which leads to becoming successful entrepreneurs and corporate professionals. Students participate in a safe and supportive environment, which allows them to develop new interests in areas such as leadership, business, communications, critical thinking, and art. The clubs are led by an elected body of students, who learn how to govern, develop, and implement programs, while Telementors and volunteers provide guidance and support as they navigate challenges and make important decisions. Club members learn the importance of civics and civic engagement through volunteering and mentoring younger students. All in-person events and programming are supervised by trained staff, who ensure students are safe and secure while participating in activities.

Overall, Noir Black Business Clubs are a valuable resource for black youth, who are looking for opportunities to socialize, learn, and grow in a supportive and positive environment.

BUSINESS EDUCATION

As​ Black Americans retool after a year of racial and economic unrest and a fight for equality and social justice,​ many are left with the realization that the “system” is not and will​ likely​ never be ​totally fair towards them.​ Therefore Black Americans must now rise up to the challenge of creating opportunities for themselves to move Black America forward. One way to do this is by encouraging black college students to learn basic business education, whether they are entrepreneurs or planning on working for a corporation.

Because of formal business knowledge and training, white families have been afforded the opportunity to pass knowledge down from generation to generation, which has led to continuous economic growth and wealth building that has led to white children enjoying “basic norms” of going to college without thinking about it; access to affluent corporate connections that lead to high paying careers; and easier access to financial institutions to secure business and home loans.

Noir Black Business Clubs were created to engage black college students and teach them business concepts, structure, development, growth strategy, and corporate etiquette that will lead to successful careers.

MENTORING

Mentorship is a crucial function of the career development process, and it is known to be significantly impactful to everyone involved. Mentoring is the process of an experienced person facilitating the growth and development of a lesser experienced person. Research suggests that for at-risk college students, such as BIPOC and first-generation students, “mentoring can be particularly vital to their persistence to degree” (Booker and Brevard, 2017). In addition, black students can get a substantial return on investment from engaging in mentoring, and we’ll highlight five key benefits of mentorship.

Gain Expertise

​Get Feedback

​Professional Growth

​Personal Growth

​Networking

https://career.uconn.edu/blog/2022/02/25/5-benefits-of-mentorship-for-black-students/

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NOIRBBC CLUBS
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INTERNSHIPS

Finding a job can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have experience. Unfortunately, you need to obtain a job before you can gain experience. Internships are a great way for college students, recent graduates or anyone considering a career change to obtain valuable work experience. Continue reading to learn eight benefits of an internship and find out how an internship can prepare you for the demands of today’s workforce.

Gain Valuable Work Experience

Explore A Career Path

Give Yourself An Edge In The Job Market

Develop And Refine Skills

Receive Financial Compensation

Network With Professionals In The Field

Gain Confidence

Transition Into A Job

You can check us out here: http://www.internships.com/student

COLLEGE CLUBS

KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY
Contact
noirbbckysu@noirbcc.org
BLACK TALENT PLACEMENT

Black Americans live in communities that lack access to good jobs and quality schools and suffer from high crime rates. Black Americans are about twice as likely to be unemployed as white Americans. Black students lag in comparison to their white peers in educational attainment and achievement, and Black American communities tend to have higher than average crime rates. These issues have been a persistent problem, and jobs are essential to improving Black communities. Increased employment would significantly help individuals in these communities lift themselves out of poverty. Additionally, because poor economic conditions are an important causal factor behind poor educational outcomes and high crime rates are correlated with high unemployment rates, creating job opportunities would help improve educational outcomes and reduce crime.

 

Although this black talent corporate placement initiative is constructed around connecting corporations to black college talent, it is also focuses on workforce diversity and retention.

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
Contact
noirbbcuofl@noirbcc.org
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Other Programs

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Black Access to Business and Consumer Loans;

Financial Education

Noir Black Lending CDFI

A separate nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Community Development Loan Fund created by Noir Black Chamber of Commerce Inc. to provide credit builder and small dollar consumer loans to Kentucky’s Black/African American population and other unbankable individuals in need of loans for critical living needs.

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Building Single-Family; Multi-Family Housing

KPI New Housing 

Development

Kentucky Poverty Initiative Inc. (KPI) is a separate 501(c)(3) housing development organization under Noir Black Chamber of Commerce Inc., which is focused on the building of single and multi-family housing in low-income areas to help meet the growing need for affordable housing for low-to-moderate families.

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Rebuilding Black Communities Through New Market Tax Credit Investments

Community Development Entity (CDE)

Noir Black Chamber of Commerce Inc. is a certified Community Development Entity (CDE) under The U.S. Department of Treasury and Community Development Financial Institution Fund (CDFI Fund) focused on rebuilding Black communities through New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) Investments.

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Mental Health; Black Community

Trauma Programming

Black Youth Community Trauma Programming

Black Community Trauma Therapy Programming for Black Youth Aged 9 to 24, facilitated through group sessions on the Noirbbc Clubs App.

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Residential, Commercial, Rent-To-Own, Property Management, Corporate Services, Real
Estate Investing

Noir Realty

Noir Realty is a for-profit

real estate entity under Noir Black Chamber of Commerce Inc., which is focused on moving more Black families towards homeownership, though providing guidance to interested homeowners on processes and funding opportunity available

to them.

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Open the door with homebuyer education

Noir eHome America HUD Homebuyer Certificate Course

The Noir eHome America Homebuyer HUD Certificate Course provides potential homebuyers access to required training for homebuyers to obtain additional funding to use for downpayment assistance and for specific loans.

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A showcasing event of multiple newly built and renovated homes for sale in up-and-coming revitalizing neighborhoods across America

Housearama ®

A homeownership and community revitalization program centered around showcasing events in Spring, Summer, and Fall of newly renovated and new built homes in overlooked up-and-coming neighborhoods in Louisville to spur revitalization of West and South Louisville disinvested neighborhoods.

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Professionals Mentor Students Via Online

The Showcasing of Black Positive Lifestyles and Successes Across America Through the
Black Lens

inSPIRE Magazine

A Louisville-focused black positive lifestyle magazine created to inspire young black youth, uplift black adults, and educate other ethnic groups on positive black lifestyles

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John Howard Shaw-Woo

Founder & CEO

Noir Black Chamber Of Commerce Inc.

"In order to change the negative trajectory of Black America, we must invest in our next black generation"

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LIGHTS

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