Wilner Joseph

Company: Hoops 4 All

Location: Stamford, CT


Company/organization description

“Hoops 4 All, 501 c(3)” program that offers: mentoring, tutoring, fundamental athletic training, living skills workshops, fellowship, and linkage to care for youth ages 13 -24.

Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished?

Awarded for being the best friend to the children Light a Fire Award 11/2021

What type of entrepreneur are you?

Social Good - social enterprise or nonprofit focus

What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources have helped you succeed?

Working in Community based programs such as Full Circle

Nominator Justification

Wilner Joseph has done a excellent job a organization community basketball tournaments, pop up shops and youth mentoring programs to highlight things that are impacting our community. Mental health, Gun violence, and Financial literacy. Wilner Joseph was awarded the Light A Fire award for the best friend of children award and was issued in the Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and New Canaan magazine.

Community Builder

Tell us about your community building activities in 2020?

Created a youth mentoring program called Reflections which allowed at risk youth a place to go once a week during Covid to discuss anything that may be negatively impacting them, then help them find the best way to approach any situation that may be plaguing them.

What community building goals did you accomplish or milestones did you hit in 2020?

having a safe haven for the youth in my community

Nominator Justification

Wilner Joseph I’m the past year has brought the youth and adult community together organizing events, such as kickball tournaments for Father’s Day, flag football tournament, and other events to bring community leaders and young entrepreneurs together to bring peace, love and unity.

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