Over the summer, Dr. Mora Anderson, Capitol West Academy’s Coordinator of Student and Family Services, was honored by Black Girlz Rock Entrepreneurs (BGRE).
Dr. Anderson was recognized for the work she does in education and student development at Capitol West Academy (located on 89th and Capitol Dr.) and previously at Nicolet High School. It’s an honor she feels speaks to how she helps students succeed in character development, not just in academics.
“I’m honored to be recognized for the positive influence I’ve been able to have on students of all grade levels and backgrounds,” says Dr. Anderson. “Especially the female students at Capitol West Academy, who represent the next generation of ‘girls who rock.’”
BGRE’s mission is to educate entrepreneurs, and upcoming entrepreneurs – like the kids Dr. Anderson works with – about where African American businesses are located, so more dollars can be spent there and continue to circulate in local communities.
BGRE was founded on the realization that African American buying power in the United States is about $1.1 trillion, yet only two cents of every dollar spent by an African American goes back to black-owned businesses.
The Black Girlz Rock event was held June 28 at 3041 North on Garfield Avenue and was attended by the 2017 honorees and their family, friends and business associates.