A Job Can Change A Life
REDF creates jobs that change lives. People feel pride in working because a job represents dignity and opportunity, in addition to a steady paycheck. But for young people and adults facing life's greatest barriers, access to gainful employment can seem impossible. The only organization of its kind in California, REDF has pioneered a model to employ individuals who are overcoming chronic poverty, homelessness, criminal history, substance abuse or mental illness - it's called social enterprise.
Now we are taking this unparalleled approach statewide to offer groundbreaking solutions that impact individual lives and fuel the engine of change for Californians seeking to find the opportunity the state has always promised.