New Member: Temp2Higher, Mansfield, Ohio

Nov 08, 2017 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member Temp2Higher, a staffing enterprise of the North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) in Mansfield, Ohio! NECIC uses an asset-based approach to developing the local economy and improving quality of life in Mansfield’s North End neighborhood. They launched Temp2Higher in early 2016 to bridge the gap between companies searching for new […]

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Clean Slate Clearinghouse helps people clear criminal records

Oct 10, 2017 No Comments by

The Council of State Governments (CSG) has launched the Clean Slate Clearinghouse, a comprehensive online resource with state-by-state information on record clearing procedures, links to application forms and guides, and a directory of pro bono legal service providers. The site aims to provide a user-friendly tool for people with criminal records and non-legal service providers, while also […]

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“This is a dream job. My life has changed 100 percent.”

Sep 26, 2017 No Comments by

Last year after his release from prison, Darnell Wood was living in a homeless shelter while struggling to find a job. Today, thanks to First Step Staffing and Mr. Wood’s strong work ethic and professionalism, he’s working full-time as a supervisor for a company that works for the Atlanta Braves and their home field SunTrust Park. He […]

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AEI estimates target population for employment social enterprises

Jul 28, 2017 No Comments by

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has issued a new report that seeks to understand the number of nonworking Americans with barriers to employment who could benefit from social enterprise as a workforce development strategy. Barriers are defined as involvement with the criminal justice system, homelessness, drug or alcohol dependence, or serious mental illness. AEI finds that among […]

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Member Profile: EmergeWORKS, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sep 29, 2016 No Comments by

Read our interview with Janet Ludden, Executive Vice President at EMERGE Community Development, and head of their new Enterprise Division, a portfolio of four diverse employment social enterprises including their staffing business EmergeWORKS!

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