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Metro DEEP - Metropolitan Diversity and Economic Equity Partners exists to build an ecosystem of economic development in Black Community through development, strategy, and partnerships  Metro DEEP will serve as the sponsoring organization of the Open Hand Initiative as it falls perfectly in line with our Vision, Mission, Values and Pillars


Metro DEEP operates 3 main programs currently and looks forward to bringing The Open Hand Initiative as our 4th Signature Program!

*Becoming ONE 

*Entrepreneurship Pipeline



For more information about Metro DEEP please visit 


For Partnership inquiry please contact


We have multiple vendor opportunities for business of all sorts.  For those interested in upcoming vending please use this Vendor Form All Star Week


Our Vision

To improve the health and socio-economic standing of the African descended community through full ownership of our economic destiny.  

Our Mission

Our mission is to increase the social and political will within the African descended community; to improve the socio-economic well-being of the overall community. This includes but is not limited to the elevation of financial and entrepreneurial education of our youth and increasing the hours a black dollar is recycled within the black community, developing Black employment pathways, growing Black-owned business and entrepreneurship, improving social connections and building infrastructure stakeholders can grow on.

 Our Pillars 

     W. We leverage Wealth into the African Descended Community 

      E.    Excel in Black congruence to cultivate an environment of resources, information and opportunity

  1. We exercise our Agency to build Infrastructure that Supports the Growth and Development of Black Tribes, Businesses, and community  

      L.     Lead on Mental Health & Wellbeing of the Whole Person.

      T.     Tribal based values and Corporate effective structure

      H.     Hold our children as the focus for our future

Let’s Work Together

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