We ywcan promote self-sufficiency.
Social Enterprise is self-sustaining social program that promotes entrepreneurial, earned income strategies through employment and training. At the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier, we utilize the social enterprise model with our Catering Crew initiative at Carolyn’s House. The Catering Crew provides both valuable services to a population in need and a potential method of sustainability for our organization, using market-based strategies to provide training, create jobs, and increase opportunities for people facing employment barriers.
The success of Social Enterprise within The Catering Crew has allowed us to expand on the initiative at the Niagara Falls International Airport Café, and the concession at the Cornerstone Ice Arena in Lockport.
At the YWCA we are proud of our national award-winning self sufficiency programs.