Our social enterprises provide transitional jobs to those that have significant barriers to employment and serve as a bridge to another job. They provide an income source for the organization while providing a valuable service to the community. Each business offers a unique path to a common goal, a career!
Second Chance Recycling
Second Chance Recycling is a social enterprise business renewing our communities by annually employing more than 100 people overcoming barriers to employment, turning mattress waste into new products, and supporting a cleaner planet. To date, we have recycled over 500,000 mattresses and kept 20 million pounds of recyclable material out of landfills.
Nielsen Metal Manufacturing
Nielsen Metal Manufacturing is our newest social enterprise business that seeks to combat the lack of tradespeople in Minnesota, specifically welders. Nielsen is a custom metal fabricator in both commercial and residential fields, but with a vision to host training cohorts for the next generation of metal workers.
Furnish Office & Home
Furnish Office & Home is our nonprofit resale store where community members can find deals on an ever-changing selection of gently used office and home furniture. Furnish Office & Home provides retail and customer service experience for qualifying participants to build and diversify resumes of people overcoming barriers to employment.