Innovative Economic Initiatives (IEI) Program

SBCC's IEI program creates pathways to financial security by providing low-income families, regardless of legal status with access to financial and social capital. 

Our initiatives include: the YOUnique Collective, the Family Prosperity Initiative and the I Heart Wilmington Garden. 

Our program seeks to challenge the decade’s long public assistance model to poverty reduction by partnering with our participants to invest in their upward mobility. We see people labeled as “poor” as individuals with lived experience who will create social networks and work together to participate in and contribute to the local economy.