Energia – Green Career Ladder Jobs

Energia is a socially and environmentally responsible energy services contracting company. The company was founded in 2009, funded in part from a federal HHS/OCS grant through Nuestras Raices CDC, to provide green career ladder jobs to the unemployed and underemployed from some ... [Continue Reading]

Food Agro Processing Center – Mayaguez, PR

The Western Puerto Rico Food and Agro Processing Center (FAPC) began operations in March of 2012 after a site acquisition and renovation by the grantee, Brightwood Development Corporation. The food hub has received significant attention, including its being featured in the first ... [Continue Reading]

Green Exchange – Chicago

News: Green Exchange Wins Outstanding Neighborhood Real Estate Award Green Exchange of Chicago has become a hub for the Midwestern "green economy." EDAC client, North Branch Works (previously known as the Local Economic and Employment Development Council- LEED), leveraged ... [Continue Reading]

Neighborhood Beautification and Social Enterprise – CRCD

Launched in 2010 as a job-creation engine, the Coalition for Responsible Community Development's social enterprise, CRCD Enterprises, provides "neighborhood beautification" services to the City of Los Angeles. CRCD Enterprises employs at-risk young adults from South Los Angeles ... [Continue Reading]

Hill District Shop ‘n Save

The Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA  has been without a grocery store for over 30 years and has been designated by local government as  a “food desert”.  The CED funding  will complete the financing for the construction of a 36,000 sq. ft. building where the major ... [Continue Reading]

PPL’s Mattress Recycling – Creating Jobs and Reducing Waste

PPL Industries' Second Chance Mattress Recycling program simultaneously reduces demand on landfills while creating jobs for those who need it most. The project will create up to 30 jobs for men and women outside of the economic mainstream who disassemble mattresses including the ... [Continue Reading]

Solutions SF – Community Housing Partnership

Since Community Housing Partnership's inception over 20 years ago, employment training and job placement programs have been central to its efforts to reduce homelessness. Building off of these efforts, in 2006 CHP teamed up with REDF (a venture philanthropy organization) to ... [Continue Reading]

Quality Hands – Social Enterprise in the Twin Cities

The social enterprise, Quality Hands, will capitalize on the combined experience and expertise of PPL and Rebuild Resources in training and employing under-served populations in contract manufacturing. The initiative is expected to significantly expand its markets and services to ... [Continue Reading]

Midtown Global Market – Minneapolis, MN

Housed in the former Sears building in South Minneapolis, Midtown Global Market(MGM) is a multi-ethnic, year round, public market place with over 40 small businesses featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, specialty groceries, and prepared foods. MGM also features a kitchen ... [Continue Reading]

Growing Home – Community Development Through Agriculture

Growing Home fosters employment and economic development through agricultural initiatives. The Growing Home mission is: Growing Home operates the Les Brown Memorial Farm in Marseilles, IL as well as three other farms on Chicago’s South Side: the Wood Street Urban Farm, ... [Continue Reading]