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**Returning Citizens Inspired to Development Entrepreneurial Ventures (R.I.D.E.) Center**
**ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION **
The mission of the Entrepreneurial Development and Assistance Center (EDAC) is to connect budding and existing entrepreneurs to resources for venture management and growth. EDAC is a part of the Division of Academic Outreach and Engagement at Morgan State University. More information is located at [www.edacmorgan.com](http://www.edacmorgan.com/). EDAC houses the Baltimore Metropolitan Women’s Business Center which is funded through a grant from the United States Small Business Administration. More information is located at [www.baltmetrowbc.org](http://www.baltmetrowbc.org/).
Morgan State University through the EDAC received a grant from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Entrepreneurship Education Program for Formerly Incarcerated Persons. MBDA is committed to leveraging its capabilities to help increase opportunities that formerly incarcerated minority persons face in trying to reenter the workforce. The Entrepreneurship Education Program for Formerly Incarcerated Persons will focus on funding innovative projects to support and equip formerly incarcerated individuals with the skills, resources, and network to start their own businesses.