We curate community spaces and business experiences with love
We execute gatherings, teachable programs & business events to develop all types of people
Talent Networking Mixers. Entrepreneurial Support. Mentor Networks. Entertainment, Art & Music Shows. Retail Experiences + More
We aim to grand open our own space in 2023!
Curating physical and virtual spaces / events for people from communities who's cultural and career development needs often go unmet.
Our name, Blackground, stems from a high appreciation and value of those who have paved the way before us and those who will lead the way after us.
+6 Million People..
Graduate from high school & college yearly.
A range of 2 to 8+ Million people are laid-off from their jobs every year, with another 650K released from prison every year.
Blackground is a talent & recruitment agency. We specialize in community, HR onboarding, and skills development for people in these life changing times of transition.
We support GOAL DIGGING adults through: academic progression. career shifts. societal re-entry. entrepreneurship, through CHALLENGE.
Building Talent Pipelines
Our work has shaped and catalyzed strategic focuses of Fortune 100 enterprises, non-profits and philanthropy groups from the DMV to Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and beyond.
This agency was born out of an effort to close gaps in settings where talent is often recruited and attracted, with little investment in their ability to flourish, excel and thrive - both professionally and personally.
Meet the Founders
We started by managing BILLIONS in finance & accounting for the World's Largest Retailer.
Today, we would love to support leaders, small & large scale businesses, and YOU!
This work is a collaborative community effort.
Inclusive solutions for tomorrow's workplace
Community means the world to us!
We would love to help you design and launch program experiences for your business and employees. Blackground does this, with more inclusive systems, accesses and resources folded into the process.
"I look forward to sharing my expertise to help close systemic gaps across diverse business communities."
Sierra Polk | Founder, Blackground Agency
Meet the Founder
Before Blackground, Sierra's path began leading membership rewards + cashback program design for a wholesale retailer.
Sierra's work helped lay the financial foundation for its growth, with cashback programs expected at +$200 Billion by 2024!
Sierra then went on to help Fortune 100s craft financial structures for today's online grocery & delivery program. Global e-commerce sales are projected to hit +$54.3 Billion in by 2024.
Sierra pivoted to membership in business and community building, (both on-and-offline), through events, belonging, placemaking, equity and culture consulting.
Since then, helping under-invested entrepreneurs lay their own stable financial foundations to build generational wealth & close pay gaps is the focus.
A few highlights of our work and community experiences that align to the core focuses of Blackground Agency:
AKA: Things That Definitely Happened
2020 & Beyond
Justice? It's Just-US
We help amplify the true stories shared in memorial of Tulsa's Black Wall Street & The Elaine Arkansas Massacre.
This was in collaboration with Arkansas PBS, the Justice & Peace Memorial Movement, Just Communities of Arkansas & the Descendants of Elaine.
These events were part of Juneteenth 2021 events, and a virtual film series during quarantine to view the film "Resurrecting Black Wall Street."
2020 | 2021
We helped produce "Founder2Founder."
The F2F experience is for entrepreneurs, hosted by national award-winning science & tech-law firm Precipice IP.
2020 | 2021 | 2022| 2023
We support the growth & development of National + Arkansas based businesses
and ecosystems. Curating experiences for the Black-Owned Business Expo, Girl Gang Markets, Regional Conferences & Trade Shows = our NW Arkansas fave!
Thanks to you, our largest event has grown, serving 500 to nearly 3K people! Learn more about BlackownedNWA and local non-profit Girl Gang NW Arkansas
We bring the power of both ownership & entrepreneurship to you!
2020 | 2021 | 2022 | To Infinity
Community Impact Projects
We've worked with
state academic institutions, corporate retailers, non-profits, East Coast, Southern & Mid-America based philanthropy and economic development groups.
Contact us today for new project inquiries
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