Think of our program services as a long dress rehearsal to get people ready for the rigor of today’s jobs. And think of our two social enterprises (our own businesses that create jobs in their own right) as offering real-world experiences where people can put the skills they learn right to work in a transitional job.
With these deeper resumes, we market our candidates for permanent jobs, where we double down as coach to ensure people have what they need to not just land that job, but crush it. Learn more >
When you put all these services together, it results in a series of transformations, not transactions – real results that stick: Hundreds of quality jobs a year and climbing; one-year, same-firm retention rates over twenty points higher than national norms; seven of ten families now in permanent housing at the end of that first year; and a social return on investment of $5.97 over a five-year time horizon for every dollar invested in the work. Learn more >
While we are proud of our data, we also palpably want to do more. With so many people still struggling in poverty, we want our hundreds to be thousands. So we’re opening up new on-ramps to our work in Chicago and exploring ways to take what we do on the road – particularly in Rust Belt cities struggling to alleviate poverty and in need of a sustainable workforce solution to do so. In this way, we seek to scale up in the jobs we help secure under our own roof and scale out the jobs we can help others secure through our own influence.