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Press Release: REDF Awards $3 Million to 10 Growth-Stage Employment Social Enterprises to Expand Fair-Chance Hiring Opportunities and Impact Across the U.S.

CONTACT: Lori Warren Director of Marketing & Communications lwarren@redf.org (415) 561-6683 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   REDF Awards $3 Million to 10 Growth-Stage Employment Social Enterprises to Expand Fair-Chance Hiring Opportunities and Impact Across the U.S. Shaped by grantee perspective and an equity lens, REDF’s Growth Portfolio provides three years of unrestricted funding, tailored capacity-building support, … Continue reading Press Release: REDF Awards $3 Million to 10 Growth-Stage Employment Social Enterprises to Expand Fair-Chance Hiring Opportunities and Impact Across the U.S.

REDF Impact Investing Fund December 2021 Newsletter

New Investments Fuel RIIF’s Work: REDF Impact Investing Fund (RIIF) recently received two exciting investments. RIIF was selected as part of the University of California San Francisco’s Community Investment pilot, receiving $1M to invest in Bay Area businesses that employ and equip people overcoming barriers to work. The fund was also awarded a $1M loan from … Continue reading REDF Impact Investing Fund December 2021 Newsletter

Press Release: REDF Accelerator Brings Together Leading Social Entrepreneurs with Expertise and Lived Experience in Overcoming Workforce Barriers

CONTACT: Lori Warren Director of Marketing & Communications lwarren@redf.org (415) 561-6683 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: REDF Accelerator Brings Together Leading Social Entrepreneurs with Expertise and Lived Experience in Overcoming Workforce Barriers New cohort of 18 employment social enterprise leaders from across the U.S. will join the REDF Accelerator program to drive innovation and impact in economic … Continue reading Press Release: REDF Accelerator Brings Together Leading Social Entrepreneurs with Expertise and Lived Experience in Overcoming Workforce Barriers

Employment Social Enterprise: A Win-Win-Win – Lissa Marten, The Wharton School

I first heard of the social enterprise model through a project I worked on as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The project was for a nonprofit in Chicago aiming to reduce gun violence by increasing employment opportunities. In my project, my team was tasked with building a social enterprise under the organization to … Continue reading Employment Social Enterprise: A Win-Win-Win – Lissa Marten, The Wharton School

Lessons in Empathetic Leadership – Rebecca Lang, MIT Sloan School of Management

I knew I wanted to launch a career in workforce development when I came to MIT Sloan, but I didn’t know how to start. But after attending a webinar for the REDF Farber Summer Fellowship, I knew I found the right place for me to learn and grow. Before business school, I worked in finance … Continue reading Lessons in Empathetic Leadership – Rebecca Lang, MIT Sloan School of Management

Finding New Pathways to Success – Dan Segal, Harvard Business School

I was excited to be a Farber Fellow with REDF this summer to leverage my existing consulting skillset to benefit employment social enterprises, and to learn more about both the philanthropy and social enterprise worlds simultaneously. This summer, I worked with Homeward Bound of Marin (HBoM). HBoM has created an interesting and impressive ecosystem of … Continue reading Finding New Pathways to Success – Dan Segal, Harvard Business School

Pursuing a “Career of Impact” – Amy Yu, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

My goal in business school is to find a meaningful, purpose-driven career. I knew I wanted to blend the experiences I had pre-Booth—management consulting and start-ups while helping non-profits in my free time—into an impactful career. I was thrilled to find the Farber Program at REDF because their growth portfolio model blended my interests in … Continue reading Pursuing a “Career of Impact” – Amy Yu, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

From Barriers to Building Blocks: My Farber Summer – Marissa Uchimura, University of Michigan Ross School of Business & Ford School of Public Policy

I came to Michigan to pursue a dual MBA/MPP after four years in the education sector, hoping to discover new ideas and solutions I felt were lacking within our public education system. The students and families I encountered while teaching in Baltimore faced systemic obstacles that schools alone could not take on. But I knew … Continue reading From Barriers to Building Blocks: My Farber Summer – Marissa Uchimura, University of Michigan Ross School of Business & Ford School of Public Policy