Evaluating Outcomes and Impacts of Social Enterprises Run by REDF's Portfolio Organizations

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Social enterprises are mission-driven businesses that hire and assist people who are willing and able to work, but face great challenges in getting a job. These challenges can include youth and inexperience, homelessness, mental health disorders, or previous incarceration. Using a grant from the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, REDF helped expand and support social enterprises in California. In addition to employment opportunities, social enterprises provide on-the-job soft and hard skills development, counseling, and life-stability supports such as food, clothing, transportation, or housing assistance.

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Adam Dunn

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