From Community Employment to Entrepreneurship Programs

By: Tiana Reid - Jun 21, 2013
From community employment initiatives to entrepreneurship programs with a purpose, these career-oriented social innovations explore the (sometimes) false dichotomy that exists between career and conscience -- or rather, purpose.

This is something that Jonathan Lewis' Cafe Impact video blog, which has been featured before on Social Business, explores in quite depth. Why do entrepreneurs choose the job that they do? Why do others stay in jobs that they hate? Does it automatically mean that you'll find meaning if you take a job in social enterprise? While these answers are certainly different for anyone and everyone, these career-oriented social innovations tend to try to join the two nodes, whether it is through training, leadership programs or other initiatives.