WHY THE CORPUS CHRISTI BLACK CHAMBER?
OUR MISSION & PURPOSE
The Mission of the Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce is to further promote social and economic development for the Coastal Bend Black/African-American communities. The Corpus Christi Black Chamber strives to make a difference by educating the public and expanding business opportunities.
The Corpus Christi Black Chamber is organized for the following purposes:
To develop, promote, and protect African American and minority businesses in the Corpus Christi area and surrounding cities,
To support the advancement, education and economic growth of the African American and minority business community, and
To serve as a business resource, a forum and advocate for African American and minority business issues and a united voice for the African American and minority business community.
2022 Black Chamber Graduation Scholarship Application
2022 Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program
The 2022 Black Chamber Education Scholarships are presented in June each year to support African American high school graduates pursue higher education or college students in first two years of college in the Coastal Bend Area. The Coastal Bend Area includes Nueces, San Patricio, Aransas, Kleberg, Bee, Brooks, Jim Wells, Kenedy and Refugio counties.
The Dr. Geraldine Johnson Scholarship and Dr. Gloria Scott Scholarships are designated for students interested in education or business majors. Scholarship recipients are recognized at a Juneteenth Mixer and the Annual Business & Young Entrepreneur Awards Banquet in the Fall. The Board of Directors of the Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce wishes you success.
2022 HIGHSCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
*CCBCC awards up to four (4) $1,000 annually to local African American high school graduates in the Coastal Bend Area. *All applications are reviewed and processed by the CCBCC Scholarship Committee *Scholarship will be made out to the student and college of choice *Recipient(s) will submit a 500-word essay on “How would you prepare to enter into the hybrid/remote workforce in the age of technology (i.e. virtual reality workspace, robotics, AI)?”
2022 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
*CCBCC awards an $1,000 scholarship to local African American college students in the Coastal Bend Area. *All applications are reviewed and processed by the CCBCC Scholarship Committee *Scholarship will be made out to the student and college attending * Recipient(s) will submit a 500-word essay on “How would you prepare to enter into the hybrid/remote workforce in the age of technology (i.e. virtual reality workspace, robotics, AI)?”
Application Criteria Should Include the following:
- Cover letter with a graduation photo
- Completed Application with name, address, contact number, email, name of parent(s)/guardian(s), graduation /college info
- High School or College Transcript, Honors/Awards, College/University
- acceptance letter, and major.
- Waiver Form
- Essay (double space, 12 font size, Arial/times roman font, title )
All applications are reviewed and processed by the CCBCC Scholarship Committee & Scholarships will be made out to the student and college attending.
Application Deadline: June 30th by 5:00pm
Award Winners Notified: July 6th
Scholarship Presentation: TBA
Coral Bean Café
7426 S. Staples St #107
CC, TX 78413
Applications must be mailed to the following address:
PO Box 60574
Corpus Christi TX 78466
USBC and the Grubhub Community Fund to Provide over $500,000 in Funding for Black-Owned Restaurants with USBC Restaurant Grant Program
[August 26, 2022] Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC), in partnership with Grubhub and the USBC Community Economic Development Corporation, announced the launch of their new restaurant grant program.
The USBC restaurant grant program helps restaurants receive funding to address business opportunities and current challenges. The fund, made possible by the Grubhub Community Fund, will support over $500,000 in grants to Black-owned restaurants and culinary-based businesses in select cities like New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago and more. The first initiative of its kind, this unique partnership launched to support Black-owned restaurants by giving them access to capital and resources to ensure competitiveness in a changing post COVID-19 restaurant landscape including new technology, equipment, staff incentives, and building enhancements. Grants will range from $2,500-$10,000 based on program criteria, the size of the business and need.
“Restaurants play a vital role in their communities, and part of Grubhub’s mission is to help them thrive and have a positive impact on the people they serve,” said Dave Tovar, senior vice president of communications & government relations at Grubhub. “While this is a new partnership, the USBC has a track record of helping Black-owned businesses realize their potential and we’re excited to work together and extend this opportunity to the restaurant industry.”
“We are proud to partner with Grubhub,” said Ron Busby Sr., President & CEO of USBC. “We’re confident that this partnership will enable us to make a significant impact in the Black restaurant community. Providing much needed capital to Black restaurant owners who are recovering from the global pandemic is essential in empowering them to grow their businesses.”
Application submission for restaurants in New York opens on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 12pm Noon EDT and closes Friday, September 16, 2022. Roll outs to select markets will continue over the next six months. Please check our website for additional funding rounds. For those interested in participating, please visit https://usblackchambers.org/grubhub/ to apply.
About the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.
The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) is the voice of Black business owners and a top advocate for resources and policies that impact Black business owners. To learn more visit: www.usblackchambers.org.
Grubhub is part of Just Eat Takeaway.com (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY), a leading global online food delivery marketplace. Dedicated to connecting more than 32 million diners with the food they love from their favorite local restaurants, Grubhub elevates food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms, and an improved delivery experience. Grubhub features more than 320,000 restaurant partners in over 4,000 U.S. cities.
Save The Date:
Nov. 18, 2022, Annual Awards Banquet