Renaissance

DonateNow

Please Support Renaissance

DonateNow

Register for Workshops Online!

Stay Connected

Like Us On Facebook      Follow Us On Twitter

Join the Alumni Association

 
Home Impact Who We Serve

Who We Serve

Each year Renaissance serves over 1,600 very low-to-moderate income women and men start or grow their businesses who reflect the social, cultural, and economic diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area: 90% are low-to-moderate income; 72% are women; 75% are people of color; and nearly one in eight have disabilities.

Our entrepreneurial programs are offered at our four locations: South of Market and Bayview/Hunters Point in San Francisco, East Palo Alto on the mid-peninsula, and San Rafael in Marin. We offer services in Spanish at Renaissance Mid-Peninsula. 

Since our launch in 1985 with a single business planning class, Renaissance has helped over 7,500 businesses launch, grow and succeed:

Over 40% of Renaissance graduates create two or more jobs

96% of graduates who entered Renaissance with an existing business remain in business

58% of clients who came to Renaissance in the pre-launch stage are now operating a business

The median gross revenue of our clients after one year in business full-time is $60,000

Check out Renaissance's YouTube channel

Take a look at Renaissance's Flickr account