Project Community Capital® (PCC) is an economic empowerment platform that connects people and businesses in underserved communities with jobs and contracts by leveraging social capital. The Workforce Leverage platform consists of structured employment services through a collective impact model that leverages social capital, social services, and technology. The Firm Advantage arm consists of avenues for subcontracting opportunities and business advice. Through the PCC platform, employers have access to a web-based application that includes a database of prescreened "Ready-To-Work" job candidates, and small and/or BIPOC businesses can gain access to resources, projects, and counsel.
Heighten the Hustle™ is our entrepreneur elevation collaborative program. Entrepreneurs get expertise, counsel, and even barrier removal.
In instances where PCC can institute a cohort, these entrepreneurs take courses with curriculum developed my Dr. Merritt herself, compete in a pitch competition, and get start up capital at the end of their time in the program.
PCC's Workforce Leverage is a subscription service for contractors. With just one monthly payment, contractors get access to a database full of ready-to-work candidates with RTA: Reliability, Trustworthiness, and Ambition.
Firm Advantage™ uplifts small WBE and MBE businesses through PCC's portal. Firm Advantage is Employment Plug for small contractors.
The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business are the world's premier business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run.
The SIS Awards are a celebration of collaborations and organizations that have created a positive impact in the last year, and those that show a roadmap to future success and lasting impact.
The Anthem Awards honor the breadth of purpose & mission-driven work worldwide across causes in an effort to amplify the voices that spark global change.
The Nannie Helen is a 70-unit, 90,000-square-foot mixed-finance mixed-use project located in Ward 7 of Washington DC. Project Community Capital® provided workforce development and Section 3/WBE/MBE/SBE community engagement, and resident and subcontractor screening and hiring management. PCC also wrote the initial Human Capital plan for the project.
Beacon Center is a joint venture (JV) project between the Emory United Methodist Church’s development arm, The Emory Beacon of Light, and The Community Builders. The JV hired Ellisdale Construction as the general contractor to demolish portions of a church in the Brightwood neighborhood of DC and build a 99-unit affordable housing project located at 6100 Georgia Avenue, NW.
Baltimore's Port Covington master development is one of the largest urban revitalization projects in the nation. Located on the Patapsco River opposite Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Port Covington requires heavy coordination among NREUV, PCC, and several other partners. Mission is packed with unique amenities across three levels, including a steam room, meditation lounge, sauna, treatment room, game room, and third-floor terrace with a fire pit and barbecue area. Port Covington is located at 250 Atlas Street
Baltimore, MD 21230.
Kenilworth 166 is the first phase of the redevelopment of Kenilworth Courts. The first phase of the redevelopment will deliver 166 units of affordable housing in a senior building, a multi-family building, stacked flats, and townhouse rentals.
Four PCC Candidates offered a position on the spot at the MCCORMICK Hiring Event.
PCC is about uplifting people in low-income communities and serving the underserved. Black people are underserved and low-income in disproportionate amounts, and PCC was founded in order to create more opportunity and wealth for underserved people who are reliable, trustworthy, and ambitious, but have never been given a chance.
Social justice has been a core component of all public discourse since the summer of 2020. PCC expects to add to that public discourse by focusing on using a collective impact model that leverages technology, private industry resources, and government policy to deliver a solution based on best practices. PCC will advocate influencing government policies that ensure investments are made in workforce development, education, and training. PCC will need to create consistent and ongoing messaging targeting politicians, government agencies, and think tanks in an effort to impact the budgeting process.