The Black and Brown Opportunities for Profit Center(BBOP) was thrilled to host the “Unlocking Access and Capital to Advance Women of Color Entrepreneurs” economic symposium at the Weingart Foundation in Los Angeles on October 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM. This event boasted a lineup of distinguished speakers and panelists, each recognized for their expertise in the fields of small business, technology, venture capitalism, AI, investing and philanthropy.
Running an organization is never easy. I have learned that the amount you put in is the amount you get out. I am a firm believer that to whom much is given, much is required, which is why I give my all to the work that I do. I have a passion for women, women’s empowerment, and women’s leadership development. Therefore, despite the challenges I have faced over the years, I see those challenges as opportunities to help build my endurance to continue paving the way for future women leaders.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) — More black women in the U.S. are in the process of starting or running a new business than either white men or women. Unfortunately, only 3% of black women are running mature businesses in part due to a lack of access to key resources needed for entrepreneurship.
In a transformative move towards fostering economic empowerment for people of color, 2022 witnessed the inauguration of the Black and Brown Opportunities for Profit (BBOP) Center in San Bernardino, California. Initiated by Kim Carter and the Time For Change Foundation (TFCF), this groundbreaking 10,350-square-foot-facility stands as a pioneering hub dedicated to advancing the economic prospects of marginalized communities.
Recently, Kim’s story was included in the Italian film “Tell it Like a Woman,” which was created to draw attention to issues combating gender-based violence and women’s empowerment. Kim’s segment was produced by Taraji P. Henson, with Jennifer Hudson playing the role of Kim.
In 2022, Kim Carter and the Time For Change Foundation (TFCF) broke ground on the Black and Brown Opportunities for Profit (BBOP) Center in San Bernardino, California. The 10,350-square-foot space houses a first-of-its-kind economic HUB in the Inland Empire.
We created the Black & Brown Opportunities for Profit Center, because what makes it special is the fact that we’re creating a space for black and brown entrepreneurs to come and have access to the resources, to the tools, to the network, to the technology that they need to have successful businesses
In the heart of Southern California, a beacon of hope has emerged for underserved women seeking to rewrite their narratives and build generational wealth.
Time For Change Foundation‘s Black and Brown Opportunities For Profit (BBOP) Center is a testament to innovation and their unwavering commitment to breaking systemic inequalities.
From homelessness and incarceration to becoming an affordable housing developer, Kim Carter has made an incredible transformation, and since then, has been changing the lives of others through her community activism and the Time for Change Foundation, in which she founded.
It did not matter that it was raining during the grand opening of the Black and Brown Opportunities for Profit (B-BOP) Center. The community showed up in large numbers to express their support.
The B-BOP Center is a 10,000-square-foot building in San Bernardino to help end racial and gender inequality in entrepreneurship in the Inland Empire.
Time For Change Foundation is proud to announce the opening of its state-of-the-art Black and Brown Opportunities for Profit (BBOP) Center on March 15th, 2023.
This revolutionary center is the first of its kind, providing an economic hub for low-income, disenfranchised women to access the resources, support, and information they need to become successful entrepreneurs.
This revolutionary center is the first of its kind, providing an economic hub for low-income, disenfranchised women to access the resources, support and information they need to become successful women entrepreneurs.
Founder Kim Carter, who was previously imprisoned after becoming a victim of addiction, is the driving force behind this project, along with Executive Director of the Time for Change Foundation, Vanessa Perez.
Women who are not typically the first to be invited to boardroom tables, namely women of color in low to moderate income communities, now have a place where they can hold their own boardroom meetings.