Chrysalis validates job retention outcomes with new approach

Jan 02, 2018 No Comments by

Long-term employment retention is a key measure of alternative staffing organizations’ (ASOs’) effectiveness in enabling disadvantaged job seekers to achieve economic stability. Tracking this outcome, though, is resource intensive and a challenge for many operators, even as they recognize the immense value of this data to inform service delivery and strengthen the case made to […]

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Alternative staffing part of LA strategies to reduce homelessness

Mar 01, 2016 No Comments by

Landmark plans approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and City of Los Angeles to combat homelessness include employment strategies that promote greater use of alternative staffing organizations (ASOs) and other social enterprises. While the nation’s overall rate of homelessness fell 2% last year, homelessness in large US cities increased 3%, nowhere more […]

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United Nations features Chrysalis as “Local Globalist”

Nov 11, 2015 No Comments by

This fall, the United Nations unveiled its list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a pathway to solving the world’s most difficult problems by 2030. To bring these ambitious goals down to earth and to inspire others, the UN has been profiling social entrepreneurs, nonprofit founders and other innovators that are turning these global goals […]

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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 […]

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Mission and Profit: Can they coexist?

Feb 02, 2015 No Comments by

Mark Loranger, president and CEO of Alliance member Chrysalis in Los Angeles, reflects on the complex interaction between mission, profit and sustainability in operating their professional street cleaning and staffing service businesses. Together, the two enterprises offer transitional employment to about 500 individuals each year and generate about $7 million in revenue. Generating sufficient margin […]

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