The Kauffman Foundation established the Urban Entrepreneur Partnership (UEP) in 2005 to encourage and advance high growth minority business owners in underserved urban-core neighborhoods. The Foundation operated the 501c3 organization, which educates and coaches entrepreneurs, for seven years. To further scale its operations and continue on the path to self-sustainability, UEP partnered in 2012 with the Center for Transformation and Strategic Initiatives (CTSI), a nonprofit whose mission is to improve the practice of transforming public service organizations.
The Kauffman Foundation is proud of what the UEP has achieved to help minority entrepreneurs and believes CTSI can take the organization to the next level to make an even bigger impact.
Learn more on the UEP site