Lawrenceville, NJ – October 24, 2016 – Minding Our Business, Inc. (MOB), a nonprofit organization that has been recognized as one of the premier youth entrepreneurship programs in the nation, announced that co-founder Dr. Sigfredo Hernandez will retire on December 31, 2016 after twenty years. The Board of Trustees invites the community to celebrate on December 1, 2016 from 5:30-9:00 pm at the Trenton Country Club.
Under Dr. Hernandez’s leadership, MOB began in 1997, as a community outreach program of Rider University’s College of Business Administration. MOB has coached and mentored more than 3,000 students on creating and running their own businesses. MOB offers an afterschool Service Learning Program and a Summer Program. Many of the program alumni continue to run successful businesses ventures developed during the programs.
Dr. Hernandez also helped advance the development of 2,000 Trenton youth and 550 Rider students. He played a lead role in raising more than a $1million for MOB. Dr. Hernandez conducted research on the effectiveness of MOB programs and their short-term and long-term impact on low-income middle-school students and Rider University students and obtained national recognition for the MOB Summer Program.
“Dr. Sigfredo Hernandez has touched the lives of so many and has brought national recognition to this organization. In 2008 and 2009, the program was recognized by the National Center for Summer Learning at John Hopkins University as one of the top summer programs in the country in terms of summer learning excellence. In 2009, the MOB Summer Program became the National Winner of the Best of Best Practices Award in Entrepreneurship Education at the Small Business Institute National Conference.” Stated Kevin Wortham, Executive Director of MOB. Wortham continues to say, “We will miss Dr. Hernandez but thank him for his years of service and dedication. We also look forward to celebrating his accomplishments on December 1.”
Tickets for the celebration are $60.00 and can be reserved by contacting Executive Director Kevin Wortham at 609-731-9311or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The RSVP deadline is November 28th
For further information about Minding Our Business, please visit www.minding-our-business.com or call.
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About Minding Our Business
Minding Our Business, Inc. (MOB) is a new independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that had operated for more than 16 years as a community outreach program of Rider University’s College of Business Administration. With a mission to change the lives of low income youth and adults and their communities through entrepreneurship, it is committed to helping urban students identify and work toward their dreams. MOB has trained and mentored more than 3,000 Mercer County students in starting and running their own businesses since 1997. MOB currently operates a variety of after school and summer educational and mentoring programs focused on entrepreneurship and experiential learning. Each MOB program emphasizes business training, as well as math, reading, communication and life skills.
For further information about Minding Our Business, and/or to donate to support its efforts, please visit www.minding-our-business.com or call Executive Director Kevin Wortham at 609-731-9311.