Grants and the funding streams are drying up, so in order for non-profits to sustain themselves, they have got to become more entrepreneurial.
– Jerry Blassingame, Unlocked
GreenStart is a Soteria CDC social enterprise that was created for two purposes: to provide a funding stream to support Soteria’s other work and to create employment opportunities. Through countywide deconstruction, reclamation and furniture production operations, we create jobs for individuals who have been recently released from incarceration and are residing in transitional housing.
Individuals are recruited from Soteria House, our transitional housing program, and from various other agencies by referral, which are operating transitional housing and serving disadvantaged individuals. GreenStart employs both male and female employees who are referred to as interns. All interns must complete four weeks of structured job readiness classes prior to being placed on the job.
GreenStart aims to ensure that its interns have access to gainful employment. The activities include:
Through the program, we aim to achieve the following:
Interested in working for GreenStart? We invite you to complete and return our employment application to be considered for future job opportunities.