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New report highlights key drivers of social enterprise success

Sep 25, 2015 No Comments by

REDF introduced its report Impact to Last: Lessons from the Front Lines of Social Enterprises to members of the Social Enterprise for Jobs (SE4Jobs) Working Group during last week’s Social Enterprise Alliance Summit15 in Denver. The report profiles 10 high-performing, high-impact employment social enterprises across the US and describes five common drivers of their success: […]

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SCORE honors MaineWorks for job creation

Sep 14, 2015 No Comments by

SCORE has named Alliance member MaineWorks the winner of its 2015 Job Creator award! Founded in 2011 by Margo Walsh, MaineWorks is a Certified B Corp that annually employs some 250 job seekers in industrial construction jobs as a critical step in their reentry after incarceration and in some cases, recovery from addiction. SCORE, previously […]

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New Member Jamie Boyes, Ascend Staffing

Aug 31, 2015 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member Ascend Staffing, headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan and offering staffing services in nine locations including eastern Michigan, Indianapolis and Chicago as well as New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. Ascend Staffing is a for-profit subsidiary of Education Data Systems, Inc. (EDSI), which specializes in workforce development services. EDSI helps states and […]

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MCC links staffing enterprise to affordable housing

Aug 17, 2015 No Comments by

Alliance member Millionair Club Charity (MCC) in Seattle has begun renting 47 studio apartments to individuals working in its staffing enterprise through its lease of Kasota Apartments, a Single Room Occupancy property. Rents range from $475 to $525 a month in an area where monthly rent can be three times that amount, while the wait […]

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MDRC report outlines ASO success factors; recommends steps to document long-term employment outcomes

Aug 05, 2015 No Comments by

The social policy research organization MDRC has published a new report, Temporary Staffing for the Hard-to-Employ: Findings from a Brief Study of Alternative Staffing Organizations. The report highlights three Alliance members – DePaul Industries, headquartered in Portland, Oregon; First Step Staffing in Atlanta; and TeenForce in San Jose, California – that together represent different sized […]

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