After ten years of doing workforce development programming, we ran into a problem. We were graduating more adults prepared for work than ever and it was exceeding our ability to place people into networked jobs. Others were finding work but were struggling to find high paying employment. These tensions led to neighbors beginning to ponder the idea of starting their own businesses that would hire other neighbors from the neighborhood. These thoughts birthed Neighbor Enterprises: for-profit social enterprises from our community with social objectives:
- The primary objective being providing living-wage ($15/hour) employment to as many neighbors as possible.
- All profits going back into the enterprises for further scaling and increase employment.
- Training and offering first time jobs to the young people of our community.
We have created two successful enterprises so far:
Our primary goal is to help create employment opportunities for aspiring cooks, chefs and caterers in our under-resourced and under-employed Southeast Raleigh neighborhood. Neighbor Cater is managed by members of our community and is an enterprise under our parent nonprofit organization,
Neighbor to Neighbor.
Creating and developing friendships and partnerships is most important to us and continues to be one of our primary focuses here at Neighbor Cater. We look forward to meeting you and your team and providing the services necessary to realize your vision.
Neighbor Moving is a subsidiary of Neighbor Enterprises – which is a collection of social enterprises that have started out of Neighbor to Neighbor. Each of these social enterprises are for-profit ventures with a social objective.
By choosing Neighbor Moving, you can be assured that not only are your belongings in good hands, but that you are promoting social good by using our company.
Neighbor Moving is also a proud member of the North Carolina Movers Association.