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Organizations for Community Colleges and Entrepreneurship

American Association of Community Colleges
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation's community colleges. The Association represents more than 1,100 associate degree-granting institutions and some 10 million students. Formed in 1920, AACC is a national voice for community colleges. AACC is leading community colleges as they provide learning opportunities to their students and communities and the nation.

Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship

Association for Enterprise Opportunity
Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) supports the development of strong and effective U.S. microenterprise programs to assist underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing, and expanding businesses.

Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education
This web page is for teachers, instructors, program developers and others who help students of all ages find their own entrepreneurial opportunities.

The Institute for Community College Development (ICCD)
The Institute for Community College Development (ICCD), a partnership between the State University of New York and Cornell University, provides leadership development programs, consulting services, and applied research grant support for community college CEOs, administrators, faculty and trustees.

National Business Education Association
The National Business Education Association (NBEA) is the nation's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to serving individuals and groups engaged in instruction, administration, research, and dissemination of information for and about business. NBEA is the leading association devoted to the recognition that business education competencies are essential for all individuals in today's fast-changing society.

National Business Incubation Association
The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) is a leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. It provides thousands of professionals with the information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies worldwide. The association is composed primarily of incubator developers and managers, but technology commercialization specialists, educators and business assistance professionals are also well represented. Its mission is to provide training and a clearinghouse for information on incubator management and development issues and on tools for assisting start-up and fledgling firms.

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance
The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) fosters invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship in higher education as a way of creating innovative, commercially viable, and socially beneficial businesses and employment opportunities in the United States. The program was founded on the premise that invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship are essential components of the higher education curriculum and vital to the nation's economic future. The NCIIA works with colleges and universities to build collaborative experiential learning programs that help nurture a new generation of innovators and entrepreneurs with strong technical and business skills and the tools and intention to make the world a better place.

National Council on Economic Education
The National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) is a nationwide network that leads in promoting economic literacy with students and their teachers. NCEE's mission is to help students develop the real-life skills they need to succeed: to be able to think and choose responsibly as consumers, savers, investors, citizens, members of the workforce, and effective participants in a global economy.

National Dialogue on Entrepreneurship
In the summer of 2003, the Public Forum Institute began work under a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to develop a National Dialogue on Entrepreneurship (NDE) to improve awareness of the value of entrepreneurship. The project is building upon the Forum's extensive background in national dialogues on economic issues and, in particular, a series of events and activities since 2000 focusing on women & entrepreneurship. While only in its initial stages, NDE has reached out to national and regional policymakers and begun a dialogue on the role and value of entrepreneurship to our nation.

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)'s mission is to teach entrepreneurship to low-income young people, ages 11 through 18, so they can become economically productive members of society by improving their academic, business, technology and life skills. NFTE is viewed as a leader in promoting entrepreneurial literacy among youth.>

The MIT Enterprise Forum®
The MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. builds connections to technology entrepreneurs and to the communities in which they reside. Anyone interested in or involved with technology entrepreneurship is welcome to participate and join together to form the Enterprise Forum community.

Service Corps of Retired Executives
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with free, confidential face-to-face and email business counseling. Business counseling and workshops are offered at 389 chapter offices across the country.

United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
The mission of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) is to advance knowledge and foster business development through entrepreneurship education and research.

Workforce Innovations
Workforce Innovations is the premier national conference that brings together local, state and national-level strategic workforce investment partners to learn from successes and cultivate the talent development solutions needed in today's global economy. Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration (ETA) and the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), Workforce Innovations has become ETA's flagship event for bringing together leaders in workforce development and key partners in business, education, economic development, community-based organizations and philanthropy.

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