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Two Entrepreneurs Collaborating for Justice

Dayna Peoples and Lexi Zeidan met teaching 3rd grade at a Detroit charter school. During their time throughout the district, they’d both witnessed a broken, underfunded system failing their vibrant, bright students. “We really wanted to do something about it,” says Peoples. They put their educator heads together and brainstormed side-business ideas that could fuel their mission to empower and uplift these kids and their communities. “We’d been creating a business plan for a very long time, but we just didn’t know what it was going to be,” explains Zeidan.

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