Ground Up provides job training to women overcoming adversity through the sale of healthy and delicious nut butters. Their inclusive work environment includes on-the-job training and takes an individualized approach to meet women where they’re at, regardless of their background and previous job history.
Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved or incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of society. Clients are embraced by a community of kinship and offered a variety of training and wraparound services. Their flagship 18-month re-entry program is offered to over 400 men and women each year.
Women’s Bean Project
Women’s Bean Project 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, acquiring the tools needed to sustain themselves and their families for a lifetime.
Beautiful Day builds onramps to employment and economic self-sufficiency for refugees. By aligning job-training with consumer demand for socially conscious products, they develop practical, efficient, community-oriented ways to integrate and welcome refugees to our society.
Homeless Garden Project
The Homeless Garden Project provides job training, transitional employment, and support services to people who are experiencing homelessness. Conjointly, they provide vibrant education and volunteer programming for the broader community on their 3-acre organic farm and workshop.
Pottery is handmade by women fleeing homelessness, domestic abuse and sex-trafficking outside of Birmingham, Alabama. A loving staff helps equip women with the skills needed to succeed by providing financial training, emotional care and support, professional skills, and assistance finding stable living situations. Helping transition the women out of chronic homelessness into stability is a foundation of the program.
BeeLove employs people returning home from incarceration. They provide opportunities to establish a positive work history, learn productive work habits, and become productive members of society. Every purchase of their products reduces the number of people who return to prison by providing the support, confidence and skills needed to re-enter the workforce.
Bright Endeavors’ candles are artfully handcrafted by young moms who are in transition, working toward goals of economic stability and mobility. Their paid job training program provides transitional jobs and professional skills training, laying a foundation for a life of empowerment and possibility.
Zen of Slow Cooking
Zen of Slow Cooking is based in Illinois, where only 25% of people with disabilities are employed. For adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, that number drops to just 9%. Zen of Slow Cooking is committed to helping individuals with developmental disabilities through their employment model.
Big House Beans
Big House Beans Specialty Coffee Roasters sources and roasts award-winning coffees, while providing opportunities to those who have a vision for their future. Big House hires, mentors and teaches skills to the "least desirable", yet hard working, women and men who deserve second chances.