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How a Broward nonprofit boosted its revenues and created jobs -- and did a lot of good
by Nancy Dahlberg

Miami Herald    Translate This Article
29 October 2018

On 29 October 2018 Miami Herald reported: For a peek into what's possible in the world of social enterprise for the greater good, check out what the 63-year-old Arc Broward is doing. The nonprofit organization that supports individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities began building social enterprises 16 years ago and now has three: Arc Tech, Arc Culinary, and Arc Educates. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of business, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

In each case, revenue generated helps fund the mission of Arc Broward while providing on-the-job training and in some cases jobs for Arc Broward's clients with disabilities. Already, the three growing social enterprises fund 11 percent of Arc Broward's $17 million annual budget.

... For the first dozen years, the social enterprise now known as Arc Tech was Broward County's exclusive recycler.

'We saw it as an opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities to learn how to work in a light industrial setting as material handlers,' Dennis Haas, President and CEO of Arc Broward, said.

Now, the enterprise does so much more.

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