Why Social Enterprise?
We understand that breaking the cycle of poverty is no small feat, and requires an innovative outlook. We are pioneers in our approach to helping people achieve economic independence, willing to try new programs, collaborate with new partners and travel new avenues of support. Social enterprise is a perfect fit for us.
Through our social enterprises, we are able to give participants both job skills and a work history, two things that many of them don’t have when they come to us. They are able to train in our job skills programs and put their new knowledge to work in a real-world, functioning business. Staff and volunteers walk beside them as they experience the cycle of transitioning to economic independence.
Revenue from our social enterprises comes back to Connections to directly support the programs and services that we offer participants.