To increase entrepreneurship among women of African descent, particularly in the Hill District;
To promote economic development and entrepreneurial activity through cooperative means in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, thereby combating community deterioration;
To provide training, marketing and other support to increase entrepreneurship among women of African descent, particularly low-income women in the Hill District;
To establish standards of quality and promote the cultural awareness and connectivity of craftswomen of African descent (through the establishment of artist guilds);
To create spaces of exchange and commerce that are healthy for the minds, bodies and spirits of people of African descent;
To create infrastructure that increases the wealth accumulated and circulated within communities of African descent, particularly the Hill District;
To educate the public in the artistry, history and cultural significance of African-centered crafts and foods;
To promote agricultural activity, nutritional education and healthy eating habits in communities of African descent, particularly the Hill District.