Advancing Economic Equity in Jersey City

by BALLE

BALLE Local Economy Fellow Alfa Demmellash is the co-founder and CEO of Rising Tide Capital, a nonprofit in Jersey City, NJ, that supports under-served entrepreneurs in low income urban communities to start and grow successful businesses. In 2012, Alfa was recognized as one of Forbes’ Most Powerful Women Changing the World.

This 6-minute documentary shares a story of transformation in Jersey City and what’s possible when entrepreneurs in low income urban communities are given the support they need to thrive. Watch the story of Alfa and her community: