Honor Roll: T.R.A.P. House

T.R.A.P. House. A social enterprise and business incubator that helps former drug dealers use their skills as “legit” entrepreneurs.

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Honor Roll: MORTAR

The Honor Roll is a bi-weekly series that highlights the amazing work that’s being done in the social sector to build economic self-sufficiency and pathways out of poverty. While scrolling through the Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs list, I came across an organization that has brought to life my as-of-yet-unrealized vision for Hartford. MORTAR Cincinnati is a nonprofit that is…

Honor Roll: reSET

The Honor Roll is a bi-weekly series that highlights the amazing work that’s being done in the social sector to build economic self-sufficiency and pathways out of poverty. reSET is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the social enterprise sector.  Its strategic goals are threefold: to be the “go-to” place for impact entrepreneurs, to make Hartford…

The Good Stuff – A Weekly Roundup

A weekly roundup of good stories on social entrepreneurship, income inequality and economic justice. On The Urban Entrepreneur Is Entrepreneurship a Potential Pathway Out of Poverty Income Inequality: Separate But Not Equal Here in Connecticut A progressive coalition is pushing to address income inequality in Connecticut Around the U.S. CNNMoney points out that America is Missing Out…

Celebrating Entrepreneurs of Color

Check out this great post over at Case Foundation celebrating the contributions that entrepreneurs of color have made in America. Case Foundation “finds and funds efforts that break down barriers and divisions, challenge the status quo and offer new solutions to ever-evolving problems, all in pursuit of one bold mission – investing in people and ideas that…

Honor Roll: Reconnect

The Honor Roll is a bi-weekly series that highlights the amazing work that’s being done in the social sector to build economic self-sufficiency and pathways out of poverty. Project Reconnect is a project of Vernon Avenue Project, a 501(c)(3) based in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.  This neighborhood-based entrepreneurship program in Central Brooklyn helps launch businesses that serve as the engagement point for court-involved…