Founded by Barc Simpson and Simon Baker, the Baker-Simpson Entrepreneurial Fellowship Program engages five rising Hartwick College seniors in a summer “start-up” experience in New York and Silicon Valley. Students will learn to identify the personal skills and competencies that support and ensure the expansion and operation of a successful business – in addition to improving their ability to network and problem solve.
Achieve is a year-round, 4-year high school scholarship and enrichment program for underserved students from low-income families. By providing both a quality education and extensive individual support, achieve increases the options and opportunities of its students. By broadening the horizons of these young men and women through cultural, career and community service experiences, they emerge as young adults equipped with the tools necessary to lead better lives.
Kiva.org allows individuals and companies to give $25 loans to low-income entrepreneurs in the developing world (microfinance). By doing so, individuals can provide affordable working capital for the poor, empowering them to earn their way out of poverty. It’s a new, direct and sustainable way to fight global poverty. BakerAvenue has lent over $11,000 to entrepreneurs across various industries including agriculture, manufacturing, education, food and beverage. Our loan portfolio can be found at www.kiva.org/lender/bakerave