Jane Boyd Partner in New GoDaddy GoCommunities Social Impact Program

March 29, 2017

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Jane Boyd Partner in New GoDaddy GoCommunities Social Impact Program

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Kristin Roberts: 319/360-4563 (mobile), kroberts@janeboyd.org
Dorice Ramsey: 816/516-1027(mobile), dramsey@janeboyd.org 

Jane Boyd Partner in New GoDaddy GoCommunities Social Impact Program

(Cedar Rapids, IA ) – Today, Jane Boyd Community House (Jane Boyd), a Cedar Rapids based non-profit focused on empowering youth and families to thrive in their communities, announced that it is a partner in GoDaddy’s new GoCommunities social impact program. GoCommunities is a neighborhood-based program designed to boost the skills of entrepreneurs in under-resourced communities with training tools and peer networks needed to run their own businesses. 

Jane Boyd recognizes the power of small business to build strong communities through revitalized economies. Every day, Jane Boyd partners with individuals who have great ideas that could catapult them into the entrepreneurial realm, but face barriers to making their dreams become a reality and rising to their full potential. 

Through GoCommunities, Jane Boyd will work with both established and aspiring small-business owners to offer a program where participants will access a unique network of support to expand professional relationships, learn business management skills and explore financial capital options. What differentiates GoCommunities from others in the Corridor is it will address barriers to entrepreneurship, including child care, transportation and others. 

“The Corridor has a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem; however, under-resourced communities don’t feel connected to it. Through this partnership with GoDaddy, Jane Boyd will be able to provide a pathway to allow individuals to tap into the current entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Dorice Ramsey, executive director of Jane Boyd Community House. 

Jane Boyd currently works directly with families through its PATHS program to increase their income potential and become self-sufficient. The GoCommunities program will allow individuals a broader range of employment options.

“This program is truly unique in customizing a curriculum and creating a culture that is inclusive for nontraditional entrepreneurs, networking them to vested community partners and resources with the goal of catapulting grass roots, small business owners to their next level of success,” added Selinya Carew, program coordinator for Jane Boyd.

For more information on this partnership and this program, please contact Kristin Roberts at kroberts@janeboyd.org or 319.784.2137.

Jane Boyd Community House was established in 1921 by Jane Boyd, a teacher and pioneer social worker. The organization enhances the academic, emotional and social well-being of children and families in its diverse community with programs focused on developing successful and productive adults. In keeping with Jane Boyd’s original thought, the Community House, Harambee House and Paul Engle Center locations provide services for youth and adults including preschool, counseling, after school programming, tutoring, recreation, outreach services, computer lab and summer day camp, all with an assortment of special interests programs.