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CREATING A FUTURE OF WORK THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE

Work for Humanity was a nonprofit organization that existed from 2018 – 2022. Our focus was to equip small business owners with the leadership skills to create better jobs, for themselves and their workers. We designed and piloted Bounce Forward, a program meant to help small business owners and their employees reimagine the employer/employee relationship and create opportunities for shared well being, professional growth, and prosperity. 

"What I learned during the Bounce Forward experience is that if you really shore up your resources, and that includes your human resources, then you don’t have to shoulder all of that work on your own. I really can take a day off. I can take a trip. I can get my balance back as a leader, without having to check in, without having to be consumed with whether or not things are being attended to, because it has been proven that when I put that trust in my employees, they show up.”

Eboné Lockett
Founder & Owner of Harvesting Humanity

A more equitable society requires a more equitable economy.

Work for Humanity wanted to understand why economic mobility had declined despite decades of investment in education and the largest economic expansion in history. Our research uncovered one of the biggest barriers to a more equitable economy is a lack of good-paying, desirable jobs. Even if we snapped our fingers and gave all 53 million low-wage workers in the U.S. a college degree today, not much would change. Our report provides a framework for understanding why.

A more equitable society requires a more equitable economy.

Work for Humanity wanted to understand why economic mobility had declined despite decades of investment in education and the largest economic expansion in history. Our research uncovered one of the biggest barriers to a more equitable economy is a lack of good-paying, desirable jobs. Even if we snapped our fingers and gave all 53 million low-wage workers in the U.S. a college degree today, not much would change. Our report provides a framework for understanding why.

A more equitable society requires a more equitable economy.

Work for Humanity wanted to understand why economic mobility had declined despite decades of investment in education and the largest economic expansion in history. Our research uncovered one of the biggest barriers to a more equitable economy is a lack of good-paying, desirable jobs. Even if we snapped our fingers and gave all 53 million low-wage workers in the U.S. a college degree today, not much would change. Our report provides a framework for understanding why.

Bridging the gap between the life you want and the good job that makes it happen.

Our programs are built around one bold idea: people can do almost anything – given the right mindset, skillset, and working environment. Our Bounce Forward program helps small businesses around the country reimagine the employer / employee relationship and create a team full of leaders.

Better leaders means better jobs

Even prior to the pandemic, a survey found 72% of small business owners felt overwhelmed and believed better delegation and communication were key skills they needed to develop. With supply chain issues, inflation, and labor shortages, 1 out of every 2 small business owners are burned out and thinking about quitting. Here’s how mindset shifts around the definition of leadership can help owners and workers co-create better jobs together.

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