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The ECC comprises exceptional community members, bringing their expertise to guide CEDS Finance's decisions in business financing.


Charlyn Moss, Founder and CEO of Working Within, has been chosen as one of the eight members of the inaugural cohort of the PLACE Builders Fellowship. Through intensive training, peer support, and community pilots over the next three months, Charlyn and her fellow cohort members will empower changemakers to catalyze more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems, reflecting the legacy of the late Pava LaPere.


Meet Colorado’s rising entrepreneurs and innovators 25 and under. “When I reflect on what it’s taken to get to this milestone at a young age, it’s involved a lot of risk and a lot of sacrifice,” Moss said. “I’ve had to get very comfortable with being ... the youngest and to not let that deter me. I’ve had to learn to be assertive, confident and serious. And that focus has allowed me to build a business that can bless and provide for others. It’s extremely fulfilling.”


"We have a responsibility as lawmakers to investigate and understand the wrongs of the past, to study historic and ongoing racial discrimination in our state, and to shed light on a path for the future," Sen. James Coleman said during a news conference announcing the proposal, that Charlyn attended.

Working Within Receives 2023 Mini Grant from Denver Economic Development & Opportunity

Working Within will use this capital to partner with and sponsor the historic Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy and the Traillionaires Foundation to host an Fall Fest: Careers and Community event.

Our Associate Consultant for nonprofits, Kayla Hardin-Lawson, won the TARRA FirstBank Scholarship Fund 

The TARRA FirstBank Scholarship Fund provides discounted coworking membership scholarships for women in the Denver community who are looking to level up their network and create momentum for their professional ambitions.

Charlyn Moss, CEO of Working Within, Featured on SugaBear’s Community Corner

Charlyn Moss, the  Founder & CEO of Working Within, a consulting agency dedicated to investing in the success of Black social enterprise leaders, was recently featured on SugaBear’s Community Corner. In this exclusive interview, Moss shared her inspiring journey as a young entrepreneur and discussed her pivotal role in establishing Working Within.


"I'm really excited to see and access space as an entrepreneur, to have more resources and connections to printing and other entrepreneurs, technical assistance and just be in a space that I know is made for me," said small business owner Charlyn Moss. 

Working Within Emerges as a Finalist in Prestigious Pitch BLACK Competition

"We are honored to be recognized as finalists in the Pitch BLACK Competition," said Charlyn Moss, CEO at Working Within. "This acknowledgment validates all the work we put in for our clients every day. We eagerly anticipate the chance to showcase our vision to the world."

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