Long before people started throwing those words around, The Doe Fund was putting it to work. Our innovative ventures empower homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals to join the workforce while providing the community with important services and generating revenue to support our program operations.
Most New Yorkers know our Community Improvement Project crews as the “men in blue.” They keep 170 miles of New York City’s streets clean every day by sweeping and bagging litter, removing graffiti, shoveling snow, and water and cleaning tree beds. All Ready, Willing & Able trainees join a Community Improvement Project crew for approximately seven months as they transition from incarceration and homelessness to the mainstream. The “men in blue” create a cleaner, greener city while building soft skills like personal responsibility and teamwork. Learn more about our award-winning Ready, Willing & Able program here!
Food can be transformative. Many Ready, Willing & Able participants pursue the Culinary Arts as their occupational training track, paving the way for diverse careers in the food service industry. Dishes by Doe is a full-service, cost-effective catering business that also provides hands-on training and paid work for Culinary Arts program trainees and graduates. Dishes by Doe caters for all occasions, including conferences and fundraising events. Visit their site here.
Our pest management social enterprise offers environmentally friendly options for residential and commercial properties throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Pest at Rest not only provides an important service, it also offers Ready, Willing & Able graduates a steady, lucrative career path. Visit their site here.