SECEP believes that a key factor in reducing neighborhood poverty is maximizing inclusion of small business owners and community workers in every phase of community revitalization.  We achieve this goal through community building, small business development and local workforce training.


Though our constituency encompasses the broader Southeast community, our grassroots work prioritizes improving access for our most disconnected residents. These activities include leadership development for young adults, employment services for re-entry jobseekers, and community education on issues that impact  communities of color, and new immigrants.

Small Business

 SECEP holds regular orientations to introduce you to Small Business classes, workshops, programs for women, special events, access to capital, and other services as well as other resources in your community. We will help you determine which programs and services are right for you and your stage of business development.

You will also engage in self-assessment exercises, meet other entrepreneurs, discuss keys to success and learn about entrepreneurship.


SECEP offers employment support services to youth and adults in need including formerly incarcerated men and women seeking to reenter the workforce. Our volunteers work closely with all community workforce agencies to connect participants to local opportunities. We provide clients with assistance to remove employment barriers.