When Jeremy Hill isn’t guiding young adults at a pivotal time in their lives, he’s selling coffee, but with another cause: supporting local Black entrepreneurship.
Hill was promoted to chief of staff at City Year Little Rock in October. Previously, he worked in development at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, as executive pastor at Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and in operations at Hampton Inn Statesboro, Georgia. He also serves on the Little Rock Land Bank Commission.
Hill grew up in Georgia and earned his business degree from Georgia Southern University before moving to Arkansas three years ago, when his wife, Rev. Shantell Hill, got a job here.
During the pandemic, they founded WellBrewed Coffee Co., which donates a portion of its proceeds to support local Black leaders and entrepreneurs.
“Our country, unfortunately, has a history of leaving folks out — certain groups of people out — in its journey towards being the capitalistic institution that is America. Entrepreneurship is freedom, right? … And with that freedom comes the opportunity to create opportunities for others,” Hill said.