“B1C welcomed me and listened to my needs.
The training, mentorship, and support were life-changing. Thank you!”
— SHEYLA, B1C PARTICIPANT
MEET SHEYLA....TODAY, SHE RUNS HER OWN BEAUTY BUSINESS
A bright future lies ahead for twenty-eight-year-old Sheyla Escobar, a single mother of two from Guatemala. Grit and perseverance got her through some of life’s more serious and frightening obstacles, and these same
traits have now carried her to a place of hope. Through B1C’s impactful Immigrant Entrepreneurship Incubator (IEI) Program, Sheyla received the training, mentorship, seed money, and general support to learn how to start and grow a business. She gained confidence and learned valuable skills to expand her business, from enhancing her service offerings to moving from a home business into a rented professional space. Guided by B1C, Sheyla not only created a more solid business model to support her family better but also found a way to contribute to our local economy.
Message from Board Chair and Executive Director
Witnessing the incredible journey of immigrants like Sheyla Escobar is a daily privilege for Building
One Community (B1C). She embodies the qualities that define the immigrant experience: unwavering determination, hard work, and resilience. Through community support and effective programs and services, immigrants like Sheyla enrich our society with their entrepreneurial spirit, skilled labor, and innovative thinking.
Sheyla found her lifeline at B1C, receiving a warm welcome and the assistance she needed to get back on her feet.
B1C programs empower immigrants to earn a better living. Immigrants bolster the local economy through their success, spurring growth and innovation.
Our mission is to integrate immigrants and their families into
the community. We believe that when given the opportunity, immigrants contribute immeasurably to the fabric of our society, creating a stronger and more inclusive community for all.
Thank you for your continued support. Your generosity allows immigrants like Sheyla to fulfill their dreams and positively impact our society. Join us in building a brighter future for all. Your contribution is truly appreciated!
With immense gratitude,
Anka Badurina Ph.D.
Jose Luis Zepeda