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About Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. 10,000 Small Businesses is funded by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation.

The DCCCD site serves all small businesses within a 2 hour drive of the Bill J Priest campus, including all counties in North Texas. Browse below to meet our local partners, meet our staff, meet our faculty and find your way from anywhere in North Texas.

Capital Partners

Meet the Staff


Cristin Thomas
Executive Director
cjthomas@dcccd.edu
(214) 860-5790

Andrea Anderson
Marketing Director
            andrea.anderson@dcccd.edu
(214) 860-5925

LaKedra Smith
Program Services Specialist
lakedrasmith@dcccd.edu
(214) 860-5798

Adrienne Thompson
Outreach & Recruitment Specialist / Program Manager
a.thompson@dcccd.edu
(214) 860-5928

Lin O'Neill
Lead Faculty
linda.oneil@dcccd.edu
(214) 860-5925

Paul Birt
Business Advisor
paul.birt@dcccd.edu
(214) 860-5924

Danny DeValdenebro
Business Advisor
daniel.d@dcccd.edu
(214) 860-5920

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