Southwest Creations Collaborative (SCC) was a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to the promotion of employability and financial independence of poor migrants in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It tries its mission by reaching jobs in a contract manufacturing business part-time and later full-time sewing and handwork. SCC also provided many social activities program for employees, including on-site supervision, teaching English, health education and computer courses. The organization … Read more »

Southwest Creations Collaborative (SCC) was a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to the promotion of employability and financial independence of poor migrants in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It tries its mission by reaching jobs in a contract manufacturing business part-time and later full-time sewing and handwork. SCC also provided many social activities program for employees, including on-site supervision, teaching English, health education and computer courses. The organization of financial support came from a combination of grants and contract work. The two cases through the life of the SCC stretch, from its founding in 1994 until mid-2008. Case (A) covers the initial formation of the organization in 1994, from the perspective of the founder and managing director, and leads to a decision point about a possible relationship with a Social Venture Consulting Group in 2005. Case (B) begins where Case (A) ends and concludes with decisions in 2008 about whether or not to expand the business to become more economically self-sufficient and less on grants and donations, and whether the effects of increase their marketing approach to employee social programs to local businesses and other organizations.
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Jeanne M. Logsdon,
Jonathan N. Bundy
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
9 sides.
Release Date: 1 October 2010. Prod #: NA0111-PDF-ENG
Good Business Good Business Created: Southwest Creations Collaborative (B) HBR case solution

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