Chareice White, Founder and Chairman of the Board of ECIER Foundation, (E-Educate, C-Communicate, I-Innovate, E-Entrepreneurship, R-Relationship) was selected Advocate for Youth Entrepreneurship.
Chareice is the winner of a brand new category for E-Day by the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (NWISBDC) due to her commitment and passion for making a difference in the lives of the Youth in Northwest Indiana. ECIER Foundation is the brainchild of Chareice which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was created to educate, empower and equip our youth to realize their potential and achieve their dreams. The foundation provides the following programs that are offered to the Youth; Innovators and Entrepreneurs, Future Leaders and the Alumni program.
ECIER Foundation is designed to enhance, motivate, educate students on structured initiatives and increase the student’s awareness, provide college readiness, life skills, building wealth, investing and opening bank accounts along with providing community service. The foundation believes that empowering today’s youth ensures the success of students in a thriving community. Developing leadership skills can impact self-esteem and help to build one’s character. The programs provide exposure for the students and help to provide the tools needed in today’s society.
Chareice is most proud of the opportunity that was provided to her by the late Don H. Barden, the former owner of Majestic Star & Fitzgeralds Casinos.
The foundation has provided exposure for students such as; being gifted with 50 tickets from the former first lady Michelle Obama’s sold out book tour at the United Center, as she was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, the ECIER students were featured on the 6:00pm news with WGN (Channel 9), WLS (Channel 7) and WMAQ (Channel 5).
Earlier this year ECIER Foundation was featured on Good Morning America’s third edition GMA3.
Chareice White will be acknowledged and recognized during the annual Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center’s Annual E-Day luncheon to be held at the Avalon. “I’m so delighted to have been selected for this brand new category,” said Chareice White. My goal has always been and will continue to be making a difference in the lives of our Youth, they of course are the future leaders. I hope that with my other career with Community Investment Fund of Indiana that our students will be inspired and potentially mentored by the wonderful entrepreneurs that I have met in Northwest Indiana.