Entrepreneur of 2017

Francine Hawkins-Alegeh Is The Recipient Of The Entrepreneur Of 2017 Award

She competed against 170 entrepreneurs from across the country and her win was definitely well-deserved. She got 193 votes in the voting stage and naturally emerged as the winner.

Francine Hawkins-Alegeh
Owner of Emergent Visionaries

"Working with teens was supposed to be a short term commitment, but it became a life-long journey. I am so fortunate to be able to impact the lives of youth in my communities, all while partnering with some of the most passionate and driven mentors and educational partners in Dallas," said Francine Hawkins-Alegeh.

She started Emergent Visionaries Inc. as the first non-profit in South Oak Cliff that was created and founded by a African American female that has multiple trades under her belt. It’s mission is to educate, advocate and mentor high school teens, homeless youth and poverty stricken women in the Dallas Metro and Oak Cliff areas.

You can find below what other people said for Francine Hawkins-Alegeh and her business, why she was nominated and what it took to become the IdeaCafe's Entrepreneur of 2017.

Emergent Visionaries is sorely needed in the South Dallas community and will be of great benefit to the young men and women.

Alan Alegeh