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Recently, Propel Center embarked on an inspiring journey to connect with students thriving on Fanbase, an innovative Black-owned subscription-based social network designed to empower users to monetize their content and start earning revenue instantly. Our students have been making waves with their exceptional work, and they graciously shared their experiences with Propel Center's President, Dr. Lisa Herring. Their stories are truly inspiring!

Here's a peek into the incredible stories of our students on Fanbase and how this collaboration is transforming lives and fostering a new generation of Black leaders.

The Student Opportunity: A Pathway to Success

Propel Center is an innovation hub dedicated to upskilling and catapulting Black talent from the HBCU ecosystem. Through our programming and workforce development initiatives, we provide students with opportunities that help them grow personally and professionally. One of the standout collaborations we've embarked on is with Fanbase, a platform that aligns perfectly with our mission.

Fanbase offers a unique space where students can share their creativity and get paid for it. Whether it's art, music, writing, or other digital content, students have the chance to monetize their passions and turn them into lucrative opportunities. This partnership not only helps students gain financial independence but also teaches them valuable skills in content creation, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

Christopher's Journey: A Standout Success Story

Among the many talented students, Christopher has emerged as a shining example of what's possible with the right support and platform. Christopher, a PROPEL intern, took full advantage of the opportunities provided by Fanbase. His innovative approach and relentless drive resulted in him bringing the highest number of new users to the platform.

Christopher shared his journey with PROPEL President Dr. Lisa Herring, highlighting how the combination of PROPEL's guidance and Fanbase's platform allowed him to grow his personal brand and network. He discussed how he started with just a handful of followers and, through strategic content creation and engagement, turned his profile into a revenue-generating powerhouse. His story is a testament to the potential of Black students when given the right tools and opportunities and the impact of supportive platforms like PROPEL and Fanbase.

Fanbase and PROPEL: A Perfect Match for Empowerment

The collaboration between PROPEL and Fanbase is a natural fit. Both organizations are committed to uplifting the Black community and providing resources that lead to tangible outcomes. Fanbase's model of instant content monetization aligns with PROPEL's goal of fostering economic empowerment among HBCU students.

Students like Christopher are not only learning how to create and monetize content but also gaining insights into running a business, managing finances, and building a personal brand. These are critical skills that will serve them well beyond their time at HBCUs and into their professional careers.

Inspiring the Next Generation

The partnership between PROPEL Center and Fanbase is more than just an opportunity; it's a movement towards greater representation and success for Black students. As we continue to support and uplift our students, we look forward to seeing more success stories like Christopher's.

If you're an HBCU student looking to turn your passion into profit, join us at PROPEL and explore the endless possibilities with Fanbase. Together, we are empowering the next generation of Black leaders, one innovative step at a time.

HFFA Participants

Carl S. Moore

PHD, Consultant