If you are interested in social enterprise, it is likely you’ve heard of Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, New York. They are a leading example of a successful employment and training social enterprise.
Forbes published an excellent article a few weeks ago that is worth reading. It is particularly of interest if you have ever harboured doubts about the effectiveness of social enterprise as a tool for improved community benefits.
Here is a taste:
In the last 35 years of operation, “Greyston has created job opportunities for more than 3,500 individuals and has supported over 19,000 families. At present, over 60% of Greyston’s bakers are formerly incarcerated.”