Monthly Archives: November 2021

Investing in Workforce Development and Systems Change: Social Enterprise

By Iolanthe Brooks, Policy Associate Social enterprises—nonprofits that generate revenue to support their ongoing operations—present an innovative approach to workforce development, with the potential for systems-level impact. The Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII) funded the work of three growing social enterprises: Drive Change, The HOPE Program’s Intervine, and Sweet Generation Bakery. In late September, a group of […]

New York Times: How ‘Cool Roofs’ Can Help Fight Climate Change

Painted rooftops reflect the heat instead of absorbing it, reducing the need for air-conditioning and cutting greenhouse gases. Workers applying a reflective coating on the roof of the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx this October. Sunlight bounces off the lighter surface, which results in a reduction in energy costs.Credit…Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times […]