At CoalitionNC, social enterprise is one of our core pillars. A social enterprise is one that exists solely for the benefit of the people. It is human centric in nature, and sees the person as the true capital of the firm, and not the the other way around. We wanted to discuss more about what it means to be a social enterprise, and how rewarding it is to know that we are able to serve our community every single day.
According to Investopedia, “A social enterprise or social business is defined as a business that has specific social objectives that serve its primary purpose. Social enterprises seek to maximize profits while maximizing benefits to society and the environment. Their profits are principally used to fund social programs. The concept of a social enterprise was developed in the UK in the late 1970s to counter the traditional commercial enterprise. Social enterprises exist at the intersection of the private and volunteer sectors. They seek to balance activities that provide financial benefits with social goals, such as providing housing to low-income families or job training.”
With this in mind, we carry out social enterprise by accomplishing the following:
We make sure that our program participants show up on time, show up sober, and are ready to work from day one of employment. What does this mean? Let’s break it down:
- Be on time: clocking into work at the same time every morning is a vital part of employee life, and is essential for success at any organization. We coach our participants on the key practice of timeliness by consistently working on skills related to building strong routines and helpful habits.
- Show up sober: our dynamic, adaptive 6-8 month rehabilitation program pulls from top industry talent, resulting in historic year-over-year successes in addressing substance abuse and other forms of self harm. We deliver high quality temporary employees that have been drug tested twice per week, and are backed by our mental support mechanism. At the end of our program, our participants are ready to show up to work clean and full of energy.
- Be ready to work: our unique customized approach to rehabilitation enables us to fine-tune each participant’s skill-building journey, providing them with all of the tools they need in order to succeed on day one of employment, and beyond. Each individual goes through rigorous and comprehensive training that is geared towards specific entry level tasks, ensuring maximum job delivery. Not only that, but our method of instruction cultivates hope in each individual, and makes them truly excited to begin their employment journey.
Learn more about our Coalition, social enterprise, and get involved today.