The ICA Fund Good Jobs network spans many industries and includes all types of companies. Case in point, the companies featured in the news this week. From bringing top-notch affordable music education, to making amazing locally-baked home-made breads, to artisanal sweets made by a former banker, here are three ICA Fund Good Jobs companies that made headlines:
1. Reem's – "Leavening the Resistance: Reem's Brings Traditional Arab Bakery to Oakland's Fruitvale"
First, read about Good Jobs Accelerator company Reem's. Reem's run by Reem Assil is an an "Arab street food" bakery, and is currently in the process of securing a new location in Oakland's Fruitvale. Accelerator Company Reem's. Reem, who's opening a new location in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood talks with the East Bay Express about how her past as a community organizer informs her current work and why "bread is more important then ever". Read the entire article here.
2. Oakland Public Conservatory of Music – "From Kansas City to Oakland, passing on a musical legacy"
Next, check out a great and in-depth interview with Angela Wellman, founder of the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music, a Growth Strategies Graduate. In the KALW interview, Angela talks about her Kansas City roots and her mission of bringing top-notch music education to Oakland. Listen to the whole story here.
3. CC Made – "Meet the former banker who became Berkeley’s best brittle maker"
Last but not least is a great profile from the San Francisco Chronicle featuring Cassandra Chen's CC Made, a Good Jobs Accelerator company. In it, Cassandra talks about her roots, her past as a banker, and about her learnings as an entrepreneur. PS – her sweet and savory brittles are amazing! Read on here.
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