Pioneering Social Enterprise

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Traditional charity shelters provide band-aid services trapped in unreliable fundraising cycles -- rather than creating solutions to poverty's root-causes, affording vulnerable citizens dignity and creating paths to self-sufficiency that result in positive social and economic impact.

 

 

 

 

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Transition from bankrupt NGO shelter to umbrella
organization incubating and spinning off innovative, hybrid (for-profit/non-for-profit) enterprises across sectors including:

  1. behavioral healthcare facilities
  2. real estate developments
  3. community-based social services
  4. retail enterprises

 

Led asset acquisitions, transformation of headquarters campus into state-of-the-art center for visual and musical arts, handicrafts, horticulture enterprises


Pioneering public-private partnerships across:
• Federal, State, Local Government

• Corporations

• Foundations, Philanthropists

 

 

Led operational restructuring;

Growth via mergers & acquisitions, start-ups and incubations

 

Instituted a corporate culture of innovation, cascading leadership, and creativity with sustainable, replicable systems and standards of excellence

IMPACT-word

 

Special U.S. Congressional pilot designation: Innovative interventions created new industry best practices

 

380% increase in clients served, more than 20,000 lives impacted


Revenue CAGR >40%

 

Internationl and domestic recognition and awards include

World Economic Forum

Direct Relief International

Council on Foundations

Community Wealth Partners

McCormick Tribune Foundation

PACE: Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement

United States Senate

Awards and recognition:
o U.S. Congress designation as urban revitalization infill development model;
o United States Federal Government ‘Green Housing’ award recipient
o Internationally recognized, among others by World Economic Forum, for pioneering public-private partnerships
o Nationally recognized for emergency response/disaster recovery innovations post Hurricane Katrina


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In 2011 the organization completed spin out and divestesture of most assets and services but retained women's and children's services that can be supported via

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