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Emerge Enterprises Inc

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Causes: Employment Preparation & Procurement, Job Training

Mission: Momentum enterprises operates sustainable social enterprise businesses that empower people facing employment barriers to re-enter the workforce and achieve life-long success within their communities. We provide transitional employment for people with significant barriers to typical employment. Many of our trainees are in recovery from substance abuse, many have felony convictions, and most have limited work history. These are paid positions with high expectations for good work performance. We provide a positive learning environment focused on skill building and both personal and professional development. Our business demand driven program positions trainees to become truly competitive candidates for jobs in demand in the marketplace.

Programs: Momentum enterprises operates sustainable social enterprise businesses that empower adults to re-enter the workforce and achieve life-long success within their communities. We provide transitional employment for adults with significant barriers to typical employment. Many of our trainees are in recovery from substance abuse, many have felony convictions, and most have limited work history. These are paid positions with high expectations for good work performance. We provide a positive learning environment focused on skill building and both personal and professional development. Our business demand driven program positions trainees to become truly competitive candidates for jobs in demand in the marketplace. Our transitional employment program is designed to provide stable employment for nine to twelve months. In 2014 we served 94 trainees; 75 males and 19 females. The typical age of trainees was between 23 and 54, and 74% were people of color. Maintaining stable employment is one key element needed to move toward self-sufficiency and end the cycle of poverty.

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