Small business owners have to step out

of their comfort zones!!
Another New Covenant CDC client

making it happen.

House of Melanin would like to re-introduce you to your hair. Why? Simply put, when you know better, you do better. When you step into House of Melanin, you can discover key traits about your hair that impact the effectiveness of haircare products. We’ll show you how to eliminate the guessing game from your shopping experience. That’s right! No more seemingly useless purchases that don't deliver the results that you want. Who doesn’t want to feel confident that products will actually work as they are intended to?

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From Left to right;
Rodney Brown, Wesley Rodgers, (front) Donna Beasley, Dennis Newson, Javon McCain, Noelle Curtis, Kim Wright, Rodney Gibson, Mark Ferguson.

Jerk &

Que Pit LLC


Home of the famous Chicken tips,

Best BBQ on this side of town. 

Call for your order

The Flavour Unit Corporation

"I received my startup loan from Accion Chicago! My cashflow projections which were completed in the Finance Literacy class and business plan played a big part in get my loan approved."

from: Rodney Gibson

We are dedicated to impacting the community and our Not potato salad with cauliflower placed #1 in the sides category at the Diabetes cook off competition yesterday and #4 in the entire competition! We are very proud of our delicious food and supporters😊
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of Pretty Dapper Day Spa & Wax Bar

419 South Blvd. Oak Park, Illinois



Noelle Curtis and Edwin Muldrow for being apart of the 2nd round of grantees for Mayor Emanuel's Neighborhood Opportunity Fund.

Pretty Dapper Day Spa & Waxbar and Del-Kar Pharmacy Inc.

Del-Kar Pharmacy Inc.

3726 w 16th Street

Chicago IL. 60623


A loan of $3,500 helps purchase equipment, supplies, payroll, advertising, and also helps to gain working capital for my business.

Juanita's story

I was born and raised in Chicago with one brother and one sister. After I graduated high school, I spent many years working in restaurants owned by my mother or uncle. Over the years, I worked in every aspect of the business, literally from cook to bottle washer.

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