Daisy Munoz & Kimberly Francios will be speaking about Generation Impact Business Accelerator, a 12-week cohort program that offers:
Hands-on training to develop your business plan,
Technical support grants,
Kiva, a 0% interest rate,
Progress OKC's mission is to strengthen and preserve the social and economic fabric in Oklahoma City’s underserved communities by engaging in programs and partnerships focused on housing stability, economic mobility, quality of place, and education.
Daisy Muñoz, MRCP
Daisy Muñoz is a first-generation graduate from the Southside of Oklahoma City. She received her B.A. in English Writing and a Master’s degree in Regional and City Planning from the University of Oklahoma, with a focus on community and economic development. In her previous role as Capital Access Manager for Progress OKC, she organized and connected minority-owned small businesses to resources to strengthen their venture through a business accelerator, technical assistance grants, and a low-barrier microloan. Daisy is the Ward 6 Representative for the MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Committee, where she oversees the implementation of 16 city-wide projects and serves as Vice-Chair for the Connectivity Subcommittee. She currently serves as Treasurer for Dream Action Oklahoma, a queer and youth-led immigrant rights nonprofit in Oklahoma. Daisy is the co-chair of the Art committee in Calle Dos Cinco in Historic Capitol Hill, creating and leading art projects in the district to attract, organize, and highlight community artists. She advocates for the revitalization of the commercial district Calle Dos Cinco and the mobilization of La 29, SW 29th Street, to bring people-oriented economic opportunity to her community. Her goal is to strengthen the relationship between communities and planning agencies in Oklahoma City.
Kimberly Statum Francisco
Kimberly Statum Francisco is a lifetime resident of Northeast Oklahoma City. Her professional experience and roots in Oklahoma City will help Progress OKC advance economic and social resources in areas of Oklahoma City that have traditionally been under-resourced or disinvested. Kimberly’s background positions her perfectly for the leadership position. In her most recent role as manager of the Ralph Ellison Library, she worked with state and local agencies, community-based nonprofits, and local school systems to provide programming and services based on community needs. She led a systemwide effort to curate a hundred-year history of the Ralph Ellison Library in collaboration with community stakeholders, leaders, and individuals. Other experience includes work for nonprofits in the areas of education, advocacy and training, federal, state, and foundation grant acquisition and administration, and fundraising.
She understands the time and energy required to rebuild trust and inclusion. A lifelong resident of northeast Oklahoma City, she has seen a disconnect between the leaders, finances, and developers and the needs and desires of underrepresented people who live in the impacted neighborhoods. She is motivated to build on the inroads made by Progress OKC and the Alliance in visioning and developing community inclusion.