Taking Care of Business and Communities
For us, "social enterprise" isn't a buzz phrase. It's a catalyst. 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.
Here's how we're putting social enterprise to work:
Community Improvement Project
The Doe Fund's signature enterprise cleans and maintains 150 miles of New York City's streets. Our iconic "men in blue" help create a cleaner, greener, and safer New York City through several services, including sweeping and bagging litter, shoveling snow, removing graffiti, watering and cleaning tree beds, and washing sidewalks. Each year, our men collect approximately 9,000 tons of garbage while they build soft skills like work ethic, punctuality, and team work.
Pest at Rest
Pest at Rest is an environmentally friendly and preventative integrated pest management company, serving both residential and commercial real estate customers. We provide services to eliminate all types of pests - from bedbugs to roaches to rodents. The venture also provides extensive training which paves the way for our participants to state pesticide applicator certification and well-paying jobs in the industry.
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The Doe Fund's culinary ventures provide premium quality food to a range of clients and on-the-job training opportunities to the men we serve. Integrated into our professionally-certified Culinary Arts and Line Cook training programs, our catering service, bakery, and urban gardens produce first-rate food while creating meaningful work and critical pathways to gainful employment.
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