Social Enterprise (n.) – an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in financial, social and environmental well-being—this may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for co-owners.
Most social enterprises start with a social problem to solve. Victory Mission’s, for example, was this:
Then, a few years later, Victory Mission asked again:
Equip Coffee was born.
We have stayed true to the original goal of MAXIMIZING SOCIAL IMPACT.
We deliver top-grade, fresh coffee to you.
We provide workforce life change to our eager apprentices.
We advocate for change within the unethical coffee industry with our dollar.
We support local business through our expert roasting.
We return ALL of our revenue back into Victory Mission.
PEOPLE ARE THE PASSION; COFFEE IS THE MEANS.
Equip’s apprenticeship is one piece of the larger Restoration Program.
Victory Mission’s Restoration Program is a 12 – 18 month residential rehabilitation program at Victory Mission designed to transform lives through a holistic approach, we develop spiritual, personal, relational, vocational, and financial areas of life.
Apprentices at Equip have been within the Restoration Program for 2-6 months before being given the opportunity to work for Equip Coffee.
These men & women have had especially hard lives.
Every person is different, but many of our apprentices…
- … have had systemic and debilitating addictions. Meth, opiates, and alcohol are very prevalent.
- … are former felons.
- … have experienced severe trauma in their life.
- … experience anxiety, depression, and PTSD.