What we do
The LEEAF Accelerator and Fellowship Program work to create a more diverse, equitable, and thriving economic landscape. LEEAF provides the direct training, resources, and enduring support to help entrepreneurs grow revenue, access capital, and thrive.
The core strategy pairs a cohort of 60 BIPOC women-led businesses with 60 Cal State LA student Fellows in a year-long Accelerator focused on revenue growth and capital access.
Network of leaders
Accelerator members receive years of follow-on support and workshops reach hundreds more, fostering a long-term network of economic leaders
Academic research and public relations campaigns directly target obstacles to growth and place BIPOC women-led businesses at the center of narratives of economic success
Accelerator and Advising for Businesses
Direct, intensive support for BIPOC women entrepreneurs, including a LEEAF Fellow embedded with their business over the accelerator year. Hablamos Espanol
Fellowship for Students
A unique, paid opportunity for students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and plans including embedding with a local BIPOC woman entrepreneur.
Supporting Accelerator & Fellowship alumni for years creates a network of economic leaders. Follow-on workshops, research, and advocacy support these leaders in changing the economic landscape