2017 Project Opportunity Graduation, Baltimore – Spring

Consulting, Training, and Development Services partnered with VA Maryland Health Care System Vocational Rehabilitation Services Compensated Work Therapy Program utilizing a MIRECC Small Grants Program Grant to provide Project Opportunity entrepreneurship training to Disabled and Homeless Veterans in the Baltimore Region.

A total of twenty five (25) veterans attended the Orientation Session on February 27, 2017. After the completion of the orientation and telephonic screening assessments a total of fourteen (14) veterans were accepted into the program. Here is a summary of their business ventures:

  • Lead Testing Business
  • Professional Recovery Coaching
  • Children’s Books
  • Power Washing/Wood Restoration
  • Computer Services
  • Pest Control
  • Soul Food Restaurant
  • Business Process/Innovation
  • 7/11 Franchise
  • Video Production
  • Custom Clothier
  • Asphalt Maintenance
  • Real Estate Development
  • VA Way (Non Profit)

Classes started on March 13, 2017 at the Baltimore Medical VA Center

The Graduation Ceremony was held on May 15, 2017 at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.  All  Fourteen (14) veterans completed the course and graduated. Those business ventures that these graduating veterans are seeking to start or expand are:

  • Lead Testing Business
  • Professional Recovery Coaching
  • Children’s Books
  • Power Washing/Wood Restoration
  • Computer Services
  • Pest Control
  • Soul Food Restaurant
  • Business Process/Innovation
  • 7/11 Franchise
  • Video Production
  • Custom Clothier
  • Asphalt Maintenance
  • Real Estate Development
  • VA Way (Non Profit)

Jennifer Luik COE and Co-Founder of Decisions Oriented, Inc. and a 2014 graduate of Project Opportunity was the Guest Speaker.

Katina McDonald, a graduate of the Project Opportunity Fall 2014 Class held in Odenton, Maryland and Owner of Photography by Katina McDonald provided the photographic services for the ceremony.

Murraydine Catering, owned by Murraydine Williams a Project Opportunity Anne Arundel Fall 2015 Class Graduate provided catering services the Graduation Ceremony.


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