MLK Dream Run 2022

Sat September 17 - Sun September 18, 2022


Empowering the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Donation Goal: $100,000


The Soul District Business Association's (SDBA) youth entrepreneur programs provides young men and women (16-26) with career training and  internship opportunities to improve and expand skills that come from operating successful businesses and organizations. Simultaneously their work plan is designed to both connect them with the business community while leaving a sustainable and positive impact in their neighborhoods. To date over 150 youth have completed the SDBA training program and have leveraged the professional and personal skills they have developed to secure next level opportunities. Examples include College and University acceptance, job placement with local businesses, connections to top executives and leadership roles in outside organizations.

The program has expanded to include a Podcast  Film and Video training program called Green Lighting Black Lives Matter Youth Media Project and the PDX Black Rose Podcast

These groundbreaking digital projects, made possible by a technology grant from the Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, recruit and trains next generation Black youth entrepreneurs, ages 16-26, in the usage and purposeful application of cutting edge digital technology, and seeks to inspire and empower them to tell their own stories of what it means to grow up Black on the streets of Portland, Oregon. Upon completion of the project, their unique perspectives will be widely shared with regional, national and international viewing audiences through media outlets, screening events and film festivals. The skills garnered in the process can then be leveraged to propel students forth into careers in the exploding film, video and tech industries should they choose those pathways after graduation.


For more info about the Soul District Business Association's youth entrepreneur programs or to get involved please contact Fawn Aberson @ or call 503-841-5032 Office, 971-388-3117 Cell



If you would like to send a check for your donation please make check payable to the

North Northeast Business Association and mail to

NNEBA PO Box 11565 Portland, Oregon 97211



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Top Donors

$640 Raised By 15 Donors

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