a message from Sean Daniel Murphy, CEO.
December is the time for reflection and giving thanks. As 2017 draws to a close, I am reflecting on the wins we scored, as well as the challenges we face alongside our community moving forward.
I am proud to report that during this year of rapid and turbulent change, ICA Fund Good Jobs has boldly advanced our mission to create good jobs for those who need them most. However, our work is only one piece in a much larger puzzle to build thriving Bay Area communities. From our visionary entrepreneurs, to our exceptionally supportive network, your partnership made this a stand out year.
Below are just a few of the highlights you helped make possible:
- Concluding our inaugural Good Jobs Accelerator cohort of 10 high impact small businesses. During their time in the Accelerator, these companies raised $3.4 million in growth capital, and created and retained 244 jobs paying average wages of $17.59 per hour.
- Supporting 118 companies through our Growth Strategies course and Path 2 Cash workshop, and impacting a total of 511 jobs.
- Completing and adopting a strategic plan that lays out a bold vision for growth and impact over the next five years.
At ICA Fund Good Jobs, we believe that educating, accelerating, and investing in high potential small business is key to equitable growth. This mission would not be possible without your support.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!