We're changing women's lives.
Through an inclusive work environment and on-the-job training, we take an individualized approach to meet women where they’re at, regardless of their background and previous job history. We cultivate a space for women to grow in confidence and skills, providing a stepping stone to their next phase of employment. Success looks different for each woman who joins our team, and our goal is to be a guide in helping them reach their personal and professional goals.
Homelessness is a real issue in our city of Portland, OR. Women trying to get back on their feet often have the motivation to work, but lack the skills, experience, or confidence to be hired by an employer. Through conversation we learned that a part-time job (just 10-20 hours a week) would have a huge impact on their ability to save up while searching for housing, and give them the job experience and confidence they need to make the transition into longer term employment.
Through the sale of delicious and healthy nut butters, we hire women overcoming adversity to work with us part-time, giving them an opportunity to learn everything from sales and marketing to working in a commercial kitchen space. After 6-12 months in our employment training program, they have the job skills, on-the-job mentoring and ultimately the confidence to transition into their next phase of life.
We are convinced that if you create economic and personal stability in a woman’s life, the trickle down effect to her family and community will be powerful and dramatic. So not only are our nut butters good for you (hello, healthy fats and no added sugar), but you can feel good eating them because they help to spread good, too.
We're fortunate to be partnering with some incredible Portland-based organizations that enable us to run our employment training program. We are endlessly grateful for their support, referrals and expertise! Our partners include: