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Press Release: REDF Awards $3.6 Million to 12 Employment Social Enterprises Poised for Growth and Impact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jaclynn Coussa Associate Director of Marketing & Communications jcoussa@redf.org (415) 510-6027 With a commitment to trust-based philanthropy and equity, REDF’s Growth Portfolio provides three years of unrestricted funding, tailored capacity-building support, and hands-on coaching and partnership to social enterprises advancing economic inclusion and mobility. — San Francisco, CA (January 17, 2024) … Continue reading Press Release: REDF Awards $3.6 Million to 12 Employment Social Enterprises Poised for Growth and Impact

Three Lessons on Scaling Employment Social Enterprise from My Farber Summer – Annika Van Gilder, Ross School of Business

MBA students spend a lot of time thinking about their next job and career plan. What we can lose sight of in the process are the qualities of a “good job” – one that offers a sense of purpose, security, and community. This summer, as a Farber Fellow, I swapped one college town – Ann … Continue reading Three Lessons on Scaling Employment Social Enterprise from My Farber Summer – Annika Van Gilder, Ross School of Business

Press Release: Breaking Barriers and Building Futures: REDF Accelerator Announces New Cohort of Social Enterprise Leaders

CONTACT: Jaclynn Coussa Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications jcoussa@redf.org (415) 510-6027 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 21 Visionary Entrepreneurs Across the U.S. Converge at REDF Accelerator for Intensive Business Program to Amplify Social Impact SAN FRANCISCO (December 13, 2023) — REDF, a leading organization dedicated to advancing employment social enterprises (ESEs) and creating a more inclusive economy, … Continue reading Press Release: Breaking Barriers and Building Futures: REDF Accelerator Announces New Cohort of Social Enterprise Leaders

At the Cutting Edge of Workforce Development: My Summer Immersed in Employment Social Enterprise – Govind Srivastav, Booth School of Business

In 2019, an informational interview put REDF on my map. I had just spent a year living and working in Puerto Rico, where I focused on economic resiliency programs that aided recovery after Hurricane Maria. During my time there, I became interested in exploring how new forms of business development programs can not only support … Continue reading At the Cutting Edge of Workforce Development: My Summer Immersed in Employment Social Enterprise – Govind Srivastav, Booth School of Business

Press Release: REDF Welcomes Martin Lauber and Courtney Welton to Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lori Warren Director of Marketing & Communications lwarren@redf.org (415) 510-6038 REDF Welcomes Martin Lauber and Courtney Welton to Board of Directors SAN FRANCISCO (December 06, 2023) – REDF, a venture philanthropy that invests in employment social enterprises ― businesses achieving transformative social impact by providing jobs, training, and support to people … Continue reading Press Release: REDF Welcomes Martin Lauber and Courtney Welton to Board of Directors

Becoming Operationally Efficient Before Scaling: My Farber Fellow Journey with Challenge Program Furniture – Shahryar Nayyer, The Wharton School

I have always been driven by a profound desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others, and my goal in business school was to do so professionally. As an MBA student at Wharton, this passion for service and the pursuit of a purpose-driven career led me to explore opportunities that bridge entrepreneurship … Continue reading Becoming Operationally Efficient Before Scaling: My Farber Fellow Journey with Challenge Program Furniture – Shahryar Nayyer, The Wharton School

Working with Untapped Firefighting Talent – Yiqing Zhao, USC Marshall School of Business

One of my main motivations for getting an MBA is to level up my ability to make a positive impact through my career in the climate space. With the passing of Inflation Reduction Act, I realized this is just the beginning of the work, because having a green economic transition is not enough; what we … Continue reading Working with Untapped Firefighting Talent – Yiqing Zhao, USC Marshall School of Business

A Summer of Endless Opportunity – John Burgoyne, The Wharton School

Nearly a decade ago, Carl Phinney had a bold dream: “empowerment through opportunity.” Carl was recently released from prison and had found a good-paying job in the construction industry as a flagger. Flaggers are workers who protect the safety of a construction site by managing the speed of traffic and overseeing the site. The job … Continue reading A Summer of Endless Opportunity – John Burgoyne, The Wharton School