Emelyn’s care for her community shines through in all she does at Stuart Cinema and Cafe. From lowering ticket prices to match the median income of her community to providing laptops and educational resources to assist others with unemployment during the pandemic, Emelyn has undoubtedly made an impact on the lives of those around her.
Her focus remains on helping minority filmmakers and creatives. She hopes to continue using her earnings to create spaces and opportunities that are affordable and accessible to those that are disadvantaged.
You can read more about Emelyn’s story here.
Ascendus is committed to empowering local heroes like Emelyn with the loans and resources they need to compete and thrive. With the launch of the Get Ready Program, Ascendus is now providing an initial $500 line of credit that grows to $5,000 within 6 months, along with one-on-one support, for Black small business owners.