How many Social Enterprises does HopeWorks manage?
Ground Works Landscaping was established in January 2011 as HopeWorks’ first social enterprise. Through employment and training, this business provides pathways to professional careers in the Landscaping Industry. Ground Works is a participating member in the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals in Snohomish County. WaterWorks Irrigation Services was established in April 2012 as HopeWorks’ second social enterprise business, but has since been absorbed as a part of Ground Works. WaterWorks has a menu of services independent of Ground Works including irrigation installation, backflow testing, and seasonal system maintenance. This business offers a more technical training to trainees and employees who wish to broaden their skill sets and increase their career opportunities.
RENEW Home & Decor opened its doors in July 2013 as HopeWorks’ third social enterprise. Starting as a web-based business and expanding into a retail showroom, this business offers community engagement by accepting donations of gently used quality furniture, as well as consignment opportunities. Trainees develop a variety of skills including high quality customer care, web-based and retail site marketing and inventory management.
Kindred Kitchen is a mission-based coffee shop which partners with Housing Hope and Cocoon House to provide job training for individuals ages 16 and older. Through the barista training program trainees gain skills in the food service industry enabling them to advance towards a living wage career. Kindred Kitchen serves high quality drip coffee, espresso beverages, tea, made to order sandwiches, and fresh-baked pastries.
Tomorrow’s Hope Child Development Center provides high-quality child development services to children and their parents. Tomorrow’s Hope is the only licensed child development facility in Snohomish County specifically designed to meet the needs of families experiencing or have experienced homelessness or poverty. The center is licensed to serve 112 children from four weeks to 11 years and 11 months of age so that children of different ages in a family receive quality services at one location.