Project Place is one of six nonprofits selected
to receive support and resources valued at $150,000

Boston, MA (January 4, 2020) – The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) has selected Industry Training Reentry Replication Model, a program of Project Place, to participate in SIF’s 2021 “Social Innovator Accelerator,” a 24-month capacity-building program that helps nonprofit organizations gain visibility, expand their networks, and connect with philanthropic and in-kind resources to accelerate their work.

As a 2021 Social Innovator, Project Place will receive access to more than $150,000 of cash and in-kind services, including remote training, coaching, and consulting, from SIF and its partners. SIF selected Industry Training Reentry Replication Model, from a pool of 103 applicants based on its unique approach to addressing the needs of individuals re-entering the community after a period of incarceration.

“We extend a warm welcome to these six innovative nonprofits,” said Susan Musinsky, Executive Director of the Social Innovation Forum. “They are now part of the SIF community and we look forward to providing them with the support and access to resources they need to pivot and take their work to the next level over the next 24 months.”

Beth Carter, Director of Reentry at Project Place said, “We are honored to be invited to participate in the Social Innovation Forum’s community. The reentry team at Project Place and I are excited for the opportunity to use this platform to expand and increase the depth of services we provide citizens returning to the community from incarceration. Additionally, we look forward to learning from and growing with the other agencies that have been selected to participate in the 2021 Social Innovator cohort.”

The full list of organizations selected for the 2021 Social Innovator cohort is below.

  • Breaktime (Boston)
  • Everyday Boston (Dorchester)
  • Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSA-USA) (Mattapan)
  • Industry Training Reentry Replication Model, a program of Project Place (Boston)
  • Neighbor to Neighbor MA Education Fund (Worcester)
  • The Loop Lab (Cambridge)

The Social Innovator Accelerator is generously supported by the Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation, The Charlotte Foundation, The Devonshire Foundation, The Beker Foundation, Boston Open Impact, Civic Engagement Funder Collaborative, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Wagner Foundation, and Wellington Management Foundation.

About Project Place’s Industry Training Reentry Replication Model

The Industry Training Reentry Replication Model, a program of Project Place, delivers workforce development training with soft and hard skills coaching, case management and personalized discharge planning to support the successful reentry of men and women joining the community after a period of incarceration. The goal is to provide structure and stability during a vulnerable period that lays the foundation for transformative change through employment. The clients of Project Place have access to education and resources for continued learning, and personal and professional development; this includes transitional employment through one of our social enterprise businesses, advanced credentialing such as Serve-Safe, OSHA and Commercial Driver’s licenses and career services to ensure a living wage job offering sustainable financial independence.

About the Social Innovator Accelerator

The Social Innovator Accelerator is Social Innovation Forum’s flagship program, which provides small-to mid-sized nonprofit organizations with intensive training and resources over a two-year period, which now includes consulting, coaching, and connections to SIF’s network. On average, nonprofit organizations in the SIF portfolio more than double their revenue within four years after engaging with SIF, growth significantly higher than state and national rates. For more information, visit https://www.socialinnovationforum.org/apply-social-innovator-accelerator.

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