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Building social enterprises in Baltimore

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Building social enterprises in Baltimore

Building social enterprises in Baltimore

Innovation Works, a non-profit in Baltimore, wants to increase employment in the city by launching 250 social enterprises in the next 10 years.

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Building social enterprises in Baltimore

AN AMBITIOUS GOA━ CREATE 250SOCIAL ENTERPRISES ANDFIV━THOUSAND NEW JOBS IN THENEXT 10 YEARS.

SO HOW DO THEYPLAN TO ACCOMPLISH THIS?WMA━2 NEWS' MEGAN KNIGHT HTHIS STORY.TRACK ONE: THE MISSION ATMISSION FIT IN BALTIMORE'SREMINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD ISPRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD ... GETKIDS MOVING.

((Josh)) 32:25 weprovide free services for kidsto work out relieve stressit's really just a one stopshop for them ((BUTT WITH))33:48 obesity is an issue butalso just the mental health ofkids and all of that, theyneed spaces like this so wesaw the need and made ithappen TRACK TWO: THEY WORKWITH KIDS RANGING IN AGE FROM11 TO 24... LIKE 1━YEA━ OLDCOREY HARRIS.

((Corey)) 46:27this is like a home, like asecond home to me... ((BUTTWITH)) 46:34 when I come hereI get a good vibe so I thinkit gives kids a good vibe andgives them a bunch of energyand when they leave they justfull of energy 46:44 TRACKTHREE: MISSION FIT IS EXACTLYTHE KIND OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISETHAT INNOVATION WORKS ISHOPING TO CREATE MORE OF INBALTIMORE.

THE NO━PROFIT ISWORKING WITH THE MILLER CENTEROUT OF CALIFORNIA, WHICHLAUNCHES AND GROWS SOCIALENTERPRISES ON A GLOBAL LEVEL.((Jay)) 9:40 we're bringingtheir model with someadaptations for Baltimore tosupport neighborhoods inBaltimore that are the mosteconomically distressed ((BUTTWITH)) 15:13 traditional 9 to5 jobs aren't for everyone inBaltimore.

Entrepreneurship isone of the few ways thatpeople see themselves going upthe economic ladder inBaltimore 14:22 STANDUP: THEHOPE IS TO CREATE 250 SOCIALENTERPRISES AND FIV━THOUSANDJOBS IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

TOMAKE THIS HAPPEN, INNOVATIONWORKS NOT ONLY NEEDS PEOPLEWITH BIG IDEAS, THEY ALSO NEEDCOMPANIES TO SHOW THESEBUDDING ENTREPRENEURRS HOW TOTURN THEIR IDEA INTO ASUCCESSFUL ENTERPRISE.

((Jay))17:55 our model is findingneighborhood partners whowould then take programmingand resources into the actualneighborhood is really uniqueto Baltimore and we've heardloud and clear how much thathas been needed 18:07 TRACKFOUR: THE GOAL IS AN AMBITIOUSONE BUT WHEN YOU SEE THEDIFFERENCE SOCIAL ENTERPRISESLIKE MISSION FIT ARE MAKING INTHEIR COMMUNITIES... YOUREALIZE THIS COULD BE ONE OFTHE ANSWERS BALTIMORE NEEDS TOTURN THINGS AROUND.

((Jay))24:38 there are no saviorsthat are going to come nomatter how many checks wewrite, the checks stop at somepoint, we have to get intocommunities and help them atthe neighborhood level becauseonly folks at the neighborhoodlevel are going to be able tofigure out how to liftthemselves up all we simplyneed to do is bring theresources and get out of theirway 24:58 TRACK FIVE: INBALTIMORE, MK WMA━2 NEWS.INNOVATION WORKS IS LOOKINFOR MORE COMPANIES THAT AREINTERESTED IN BECOMINGMENTORS, OR NEIGHBORHOODPARTNERS.

FOR MOREINFORMATION, GO TO OUR WEBSITEWMA━2 NEWS DOT CO




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