Contributing organizations include:
Ground Up provides job training to women overcoming adversity in the Portland, Oregon area. Through the creation and sale of healthy and delicious nut butters, they empower women with the confidence and skills they need to get back on their feet. In their inclusive work environment that includes on-the-job training, Ground Up takes an individualized approach to meet women where they’re at, regardless of their background and previous job history.
Women’s Bean Project in Denver, Colorado believes that all women have the power to transform their lives through employment. They hire women who are chronically unemployed and teach them to work by making nourishing products. Instead of a one-time handout, women acquire the tools needed to sustain themselves and their families for a lifetime. Because when you change a woman’s life, you change her family’s life.
Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of the community. Clients are embraced by a community of kinship and offered a variety of free wraparound services. In addition to serving over 7,700 community clients, their flagship 18-month re-entry program is offered to over 400 men and women each year.