What does a good job mean to you?
In November 2016 we celebrated our 20th Anniversary with over a thousand of our friends, funders, and supporters from the local community. In 20 years we've worked with hundreds of small businesses and helped create more than 5,000 jobs for local residents. But in an effort to understand the real impact of good jobs, we asked Bay Area residents at our 20/20 event to tell us what a good job means to them. Here's what they said.
Growth Strategies is back for 2017!
Last year, more than 60 entrepreneurs attended our signature Growth Strategies course taught by entrepreneur, mentor, and CEO, Michael C. Bush. Growth Strategies is not only a proven framework to grow your business, it is also the entry point to the ICA Fund Good Jobs network. And classes start on April 21st.
Applications are open now! So if you're a business owner or know anyone who would like to think more strategically about their business, now is the time to apply: gs.icafundgoodjobs.org.
"A definition is good, but it’s not enough"
Our CEO, Sean Daniel Murphy recently sat down with NextCity.org to discuss how ICA Fund Good Jobs is leading the way on the good jobs creation front and what good jobs really mean in the Bay Area.
For the article, Sean and Jose Corona (ICA Fund Good Jobs CEO from 2005 to 2015) talked with Next City's Oscar Abello about our investments, our leadership in the CDFI community, and our work to go beyond a good jobs definition. Read the article over nextcity.org by clicking the link below. Read the article here.
Visit us next week as part of NewCo Bay Area!
Next week, join us as we open our doors, along with dozens of the most dynamic local companies, to celebrate the NewCo Bay Area festival. Companies across the East Bay are welcoming visitors to showcase their work and there are a few spots left to join our session on February 7th!
When you join us, you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at our work, a tour of three of Oakland’s most innovative start-ups, and the opportunity to see the inner workings of the nation's only investment fund explicitly dedicated to the creation of good jobs. Join us. Get registered.
Donate to ICA Fund Good Jobs, make a fashion statement.
When you donate to ICA Fund Good Jobs at the link below you'll get a free Fund good jobs. statement hoodie or teeshirt as a gift for your support.
It's a win-win: with your donation we create more good jobs while you look good in your USA-made, super comfortable, statement teeshirt or hoodie. Give today, and we'll send you yours tomorrow! Make a donation.