TO BECOME THE LEADING LOCAL PARTNER IN COFFEE NEEDS
WHILE BEING A WORKFORCE TURNING POINT IN INDIVIDUAL LIVES.
WORKFORCE TURNING POINT
Packaged by men & women in short-term workforce training, apprentices at Equip are leaving traumatic circumstances such as homelessness, felonies, or abuse. They are learning essential skills, breaking cycles, and given tools to lead successful lives.
LEADING LOCAL PARTNER
We see our social enterprise as a public service.
Therefore, we intend to interact with sales, marketing, and communication unlike anywhere you’ve ever seen. We are truly about providing coffee for your good & the life change of others, whether in Springfield, Missouri or Huila, Columbia.
To do all to the best of our ability.
Quality, consistency, growth.
To be truthful, regardless.
Trust is vulnerability.
To be an expert resource.
Relational workforce teachers.
WHAT IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE?
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: How do we transform local, broken lives in Springfield?
Then, a few years later, Victory Mission asked again: How shall we develop our long-term apprentices who desire to work as pastors, accountants, or salesmen?
Equip Coffee was born.
We have stayed true to the social 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.