7 Things About Social Enterprises You May Not Have Known


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How Solve is changing the social impact space with enterprise software that connects the city: 1.     Don’t reach for your vision too early, focus on your mission.  This means that social impact businesses need to understand that solutions for social missions are very complex. Be careful and not just go straight for your

State of the Workforce in Chicago

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The workforce in Chicago is both shrinking and aging, but the labor participation rate has increased, according to recent reports. While the former is worrisome, the latter is a positive reflection of the fact that the city is creating jobs at a higher rate than it was before. Since there are seemingly more available jobs,

Crain’s 20 in their 20s

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Matt Strauss grew up in Wilmette, where professionals have no problem networking their way to new jobs. Mentoring at tech incubator nonprofit I.C. Stars, Strauss discovered that some job seekers on the South and West sides—particularly those with criminal pasts or gaps in employment, or without housing or transportation—don’t have that ability. Strauss found research

Chicago’s Youth Need Social Capital Too

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Opportunity youth are Chicago’s future. Organizations such as Purpose Workforce Solutions and Ignite (Formerly Teen Living Programs) have realized the importance of coming together in order to change the narrative of Chicago. For far too long, workforce development organizations operated in silos, but with leaders such as Chazle Woodley of Ignite and Chris Thomas of

LaSalle Network Connecting with Solve

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Tom Gimbel is the founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, a staffing and recruiting firm that works with thousands of companies. Touching on thirty different markets across the country, while concentrated mainly in Chicago, LaSalle Network has partnered with Solve in order to easily meet the demand and place candidates into suitable jobs. Gimbel explained

Rush Hospital: A paragon of community engagement

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Established in 1837, Rush Hospital is a staple of Chicago healthcare and education. As it’s connected to the Rush University school system, the institution is a destination for learning and academia, alongside quality treatment that extends to the wider community. This excellence is largely recognized—Rush University Medical Center has been ranked number 4 on a