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Universal Processing Brings the CNPP to Kean University!

The Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP) is making waves as it extends its reach to college campuses, and Kean University was the latest stop on its mission to empower minority-owned and underserved small businesses across the United States. Universal Processing (UP), a staunch advocate and participant in the CNPP, recently sent two representatives to Kean University to raise awareness about this remarkable initiative.

Sophie Zhai, UP's Vice President of Business Development, and Jonathan Zaskorski, the CNPP Project Manager, visited the campus to engage with the community, discuss the program, and forge connections with local small business owners. The CNPP, as a National Spoke within the initiative, plays a pivotal role in providing dedicated free resources to minority-owned businesses, helping them to overcome technical and business-related challenges.

What sets CNPP apart is its commitment to involving students in its mission. This initiative offers students valuable volunteer opportunities to collaborate in assisting minority-owned businesses. Not only does this provide a unique chance for students to contribute to a worthy cause, but it also opens doors to potential career paths in the realms of public affairs, social work, and business development.

As a government-sponsored program, CNPP offers students experience that will open a path towards a variety of career opportunities. Participants can expect to receive exceptional references upon completing their volunteer work. Moreover, CNPP is highly flexible, accommodating students' schedules and providing help for personal and professional growth.

The CNPP team is always eager to welcome fresh ideas and perspectives from enthusiastic students. If you're interested in joining this transformative program, please sent in your resume to along with a brief statement outlining your academic and professional interests. This initiative is not just about giving back; it's about equipping the leaders of tomorrow with the skills, experiences, and knowledge they need to make a lasting impact on the world.

If you have any questions or require further information, please feel free to reach out to us at

(212) 835-2485 or

You can also visit our website at

Kateryna Meshcheriakova

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