Mathematica Jobs Study shows promise of enterprise approach to workforce development

Feb 20, 2015 No Comments by

Hot off the press, the Mathematica Jobs Study offers new data about social enterprises’ power to improve self-sufficiency for job seekers who face barriers to work. Commissioned by REDF with support from the Social Innovation Fund, the study evaluated seven social enterprise operators in REDF’s portfolio, including Alliance members Chrysalis Enterprises and Solutions SF. The […]

Spotlight Read more

Member Profile: Solutions SF, San Francisco

May 28, 2014 No Comments by

Solutions SF provides on-call lobby staffing for companies that manage supportive and affordable housing properties. 80% of its workforce converts to employment with customers after 8 to 12 months. In this interview, director Laurie Bernstein describes a new retention program to support workers’ successful transition and steps the business is taking to scale its operations.

Spotlight Read more

Interim report brief highlights successes and challenges of social enterprise employment

Apr 10, 2014 No Comments by

Alliance members Chrysalis Enterprises and Solutions SF are part of the Mathematica Jobs Study, undertaken to evaluate REDF’s portfolio of social enterprises. An Interim Report Brief highlights preliminary findings about barriers faced by social enterprise employees, gains in their housing and financial stability during employment, and the business challenges inherent to a transitional employment model. […]

Spotlight Read more

New Member Laurie Bernstein, Community Housing Partnership

Aug 12, 2013 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes Laurie Bernstein, Director of Social Enterprises at Community Housing Partnership (CHP) in San Francisco. Founded in 1990, CHP manages some 900 units of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals and families. Its business venture, Solutions SF, provides lobby staffing services to 40 supportive and affordable housing properties in San Francisco, including […]

Spotlight Read more