Inner City Advisors
ICA, www.innercityadvisors.org, is an Oakland-based
entrepreneur accelerator that partners with dynamic local companies to grow
good jobs for people who need them most. ICA provides capital preparation
services and, through the Talent Management Initiative, strategic HR and hiring
With the imperative to reduce inequality and restore local economic growth, ICA was founded on the conviction that cultivating local, high-impact small businesses is both a sound financial proposition and an effective way to create good jobs.
The unique population we seek to employ are people who have been underrepresented in the workforce such as those who were formerly incarcerated, have limited education or aged out of the foster youth system, to name a few. We believe that creating good jobs is a vehicle to build economic security for people with high barriers to employment, and we do this work with the goal of making one economy work for everybody.