The TPC Foundation Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Los Angeles, California, whose mission is to support the growth and development of African American business and to prepare youth for an entrepreneurial world is featured today on the front page of AOL Black Voices: Good News - California Group Shows Teens the Way to Wealth.
The feature article, written by Stacy Gilliam as a special to AOL Black Voices, tells the story of how the TPC Foundation assists young African American Entrepreneurs through programs such as its Smart Start Youth Financial Literacy Program.
"Speaking on behalf of Board President Pat Means and everyone at the TPC Foundation, we are thrilled that AOL Black Voices consistently features the good news of African American youth," said Tamika Hinton, TPC Foundation, Inc. Program Manager.
"We are happy to be a part of providing programs that develops young African American entrepreneurs make significant real world contributions that can be added to their resumes, portfolios, and over-all business experiences."
TPC Foundation, Inc. subsidizes its programs through donations and their yearly reception, "Living History Makers Award". The 13th Annual Reception is scheduled to be held Thursday, February 23, 2006 in Los Angeles.
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About TPC Foundation, Inc.
TPC Foundation, Inc. provides educational assistance and training to minority students through the TPC Internship Program. It assists minority college students, particularly from under-served communities, in gaining practical experience and professional instruction in the field of journalism, specifically in the areas of communications, business and graphic design.
The semester long internship program is open to college students pursuing careers in journalism, public relations, communications or business.
Through collaborations with educational and business institutions, and on-the-job assignments, the program provides a network of developmental and financial assistance to aid students in becoming more competitive and in continuing their educational pursuits.
TPC Foundation Inc. has also developed the Smart Start Financial Literacy program that changes the way teenagers view personal finance, understand banking, manage and maximize their income.
TPC Foundation Inc. provides training in business methods and techniques to business owners and the general public. In conjunction with Turning Point Communications, the TPC Foundation, Inc. provides information and resources for African American consumers and small business owners seeking a "turning point" in their business growth and development by providing proactive solutions through seminars, conferences, workshops, and events.