This past month, Envolve was one among many organizations that recognized Juneteenth as the most popular Emancipation Day holiday in the country. We celebrated this liberation but acknowledged the many ways in which this victory has been delayed. This belated emancipation has been foretold by generations of struggle, forced labor, ambivalence, and police brutality. None of that was lost on us as we celebrated June 19th.

If you are not familiar with the history of Juneteenth and would like to learn more, The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a great place to start. The Envolve USA team also strongly encourages you to check out Facebook App’s “How We Juneteenth” commercial as Envolve Award Winner, Productions.com, provided the crew!

Please join us in welcoming our Summer 2021 interns, Anders and Heather! Anders is a student in the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and is majoring in Marketing and Management and minoring in Social Entrepreneurship and Global Commerce. She plans to continue working in the non-profit or corporate social responsibility space with a focus on marketing. Anders chose to work with Envolve because she wanted to be surrounded by people who want to make a positive difference in the world and she hopes to learn as much as she can through her time at Envolve. Heather is double majoring in Justice and Peace Studies and Sociology and minoring in Education, Inquiry, and Justice at Georgetown University. She plans on attending law school and hopes to work in the non-profit world. Heather chose to work with Envolve because our mission aligns with her personal values and she is excited to learn more about the non-profit world.

And congratulations to our sister program in Greece for announcing their 8th Envolve Award Greece winners! This year’s finalists are based in Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion and operate in the industries of fintech, retail tech, education, technology, tourism, food & beverage, and e-Commerce. This year’s winners Carge, Momcycle, and obko will share interest-free funding, mentorship, and a wide range of business support services from Envolve’s network of partners. Click here to learn more about this year’s winners and finalists!

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