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The Hill Community Development Corporation is pleased to announce the 2018 cycle of the Business Leadership Academy for Social Transformation (BLAST) Program!

This year's BLAST program will be comprised of a small cohort keenly focused on developing leadership skills and the importance of a having strong elevator pitch to effectively cast a vision that will attract stakeholders and investors to advance the growth of the business and its position within the community. This training is designed to position participants as business leaders with the resources necessary to both take advantage of and create opportunities in the Hill.  



All applicants will be considered; however: 
 - Preferred applicants will have been in business for at least 6 to 12 months.
 - Service-based businesses should be actively working with at least one client. 
 - Ideal applicants will demonstrate a willingness to grow as business leaders and play a key role in helping to transform our communities. 
Must be able to commit to a 12-week cohort program offered on Wednesdays from 5:30 - 8 PM
Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, June 6,  2018 at 5pm
Program Start Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Program End Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Accepted candidates will be notified no later than June 15th, 2018.  An in person interview may be necessary for some applicants. Those interviews will take place the week of June 11th.  You will be notified by June 9th if you need to schedule an interview.
The Pitch Party will be held Thursday, September 13, 2018
Upon acceptance, a $25.00 program registration fee is required.



For more information about the program, download the course syllabus here.



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Serving the Greater Hill District of Pittsburgh, PA