Helping immigrant-owned businesses overcome barriers to growing their business.
Damien Coro and Cynthia Castillo met at International Ballet school in Cuba. The classically trained ballet dancers came to America to pursue a better life and opened West Point Ballet in Coraopolis. West Point Ballet needed capital to expand their business and move into a larger facility. Cynthia and Damien experienced barriers that many immigrants face when trying to obtain financing. Bridgeway believed in West Point Ballet’s vision and recognized how the growing business contributes to Coraopolis’ revitalization. The capital Bridgeway provided helped West Point Ballet renovate a vacant storefront into a modern ballet studio to teach traditional cuban ballet techniques. West Point Ballet is helping build a vibrant business corridor in downtown Coraopolis. A river town that suffered from the loss of industry, Coraopolis is experiencing economic renewal from the investment of businesses like West Point Ballet.
“Bridgeway helped us turn our dream of owning our own studio space into a reality.” – Cynthia Castillo, West Point Ballet