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Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (EntreEd)

Total Qualifying Score: 10
County (ARC Region): Yes
State (ARC Region): Yes
Q3. IRS Status: Nonprofit – 2
Q4. Parent Entity: No – 1
Q5. 2 or More Full-Time Employees : Yes (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: $250,001 to $1.5 million – 5 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: No – 1
Q9. CARES Act Funding: No – 1
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (EntreEd)
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia 25311

County (ARC Region) Kanawha
State (ARC Region) West Virginia


Q1. Mission:

EntreEd champions entrepreneurship education, cultivating students for a prosperous future. Through leadership, professional development, advocacy, and networking, EntreEd curates educational practices and programs that forge entrepreneurial capabilities in all students.

Q2. How organization aligns with ARC’s Plan & Goals:

EntreEd helps K-12 schools become America’s Entrepreneurial Schools – a designation that means the school has delivered entrepreneurship education to every student in the building during a school year. We help schools accomplish this goal through teacher training and project support. Our overall goal is to better prepare all students for career opportunities in entrepreneurship, allowing them to become productive citizens while remaining in their communities. This process helps strengthen the local economy, increases the education, knowledge and skills of the young residents and builds the skills and capacity of the next generation of Appalachian youth. We believe we address Goals 1,2, and 5.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 4/0 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 4/0 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $981,000/$854,000

Q6. Fiscal Year: July-June

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $805,000 / $703,000

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $981,000 / $854,000

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): No ($)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): No ($)
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Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

A major portion of our work, prior to COVID was face-to-face teacher training in cooperation with local community colleges, resulting in schools delivering entrepreneurship education to every student in the school building. Due to COVID, both k-12 schools and community colleges were closed. Reaching teachers for training and helping them deliver eship education to their students became impossible. In addition, we had to cancel our EntreEd Forum, scheduled for November. Finally, delivering eship education used to be a high priority for many schools. The effects of COVID caused it to be a much lower priority for administrators and teachers. Also, the conversion to virtual instruction also effected the ability to deliver eship education to students in an online format.

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Developing the technology expertise to achieve our goals in the new world of virtual instruction.
Keeping entrepreneurship education on the front burner of school priorities.
Finding revenue streams to support our work.

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

I hope to identify others in need of, or willing to provide, technical assistance in virtual delivery of entrepreneurial content. I also hope to receive assistance in identifying funding sources and income streams to support our work. The COVID work environment makes it difficult to network with others that share the same interests or challenges. I hope this program will help identify others we can collaborate with to solve mutual problems and achieve mutual goals.


Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? No

Q13. Executive Director or CEO Will Participate in the Program? Yes

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Fundraising

Course #2 Choice: 2-Short-term Financial Management

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Fall 2020: 11-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 -Jan. 24, 2021)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Winter 2021: 10-Week Course (Jan. 25. 2021 – Apr. 4, 2021)


Name: Gene Coulson Coulson, Executive Director

Application Approved by Organization Director or CEO? Yes, Approved by Executive Director/CEO

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