Welcome to the Social Enterprise Alliance - Los Angeles. We hope you'll join us both at our local events, and by joining the national organization.
The Social Enterprise Alliance is the only member organization in North America to bring together the diverse field of social enterprise, whether you're a seasoned practitioner or just dipping your toe in the water.
We're here as a local chapter to support, educate and connect with you. Take a minute to learn about us, our building blocks, resources, members, FAQs and more. Stay on top of what we're doing by signing up for our newsletter (on the right).
We hope you join our vibrant and growing community of social enterprises today!
CO-HOSTED by SEA-LA, SE4Jobs, REDF
New to social enterprise? Or maybe you’ve already started dipping your toe in the local social enterprise waters. Whether you’re a newcomer or a veteran to the field, here’s a great chance to meet some social enterprises who are making a difference in the city of Los Angeles. These relatively new social enterprises are developing innovative solutions to the environment, workforce, and technology.
Join SEA-LA and SE4Jobs:LA for an evening of meeting likeminded social change makers, connecting to new social enterprise leaders, and learning about the LA County opportunities for Social Enterprise. We’ll have a discussion on local procurement potential, and leave plenty of time for people to mix and mingle.
About the Hosts:
Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) - LA The mission of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance is to support and advance the field of social enterprise in the Los Angeles region through networking, training, public education, and advocacy.
Our long-term priorities:
- To develop an extensive network of LA-based social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, social investors, and all other individuals and organizations interested in social enterprise.
- To encourage and support LA-based social entrepreneurs through mentorships, financial support, trainings, and more.
- To inform and engage the broader Los Angeles community with respect to the emerging trends and opportunities in social enterprise.
- To advocate for a local, statewide and national policy agenda that supports social enterprise and entrepreneurs.
SE4Jobs is a community of Social Enterprises and partners committed to increasing job opportunities for people who face barriers to employment. REDF provides the field with the specialized resources and nation-wide connections they need to increase their impact and scale their businesses, so they can help even more people with employment barriers get employed, stay employed, and advance. We do this by providing forums for peer-to-peer learnings, knowledge experts to advance the field, tools to track collective impact, and marketing to increase exposure and awareness for social enterprises.
REDF is an intermediary that invests in social enterprises that employ those who have the toughest time getting a job. We provide grant funding and technical assistance to help social enterprises grow and increase the number of people they can employ. Additionally, REDF works to build the social enterprise field by bringing together social enterprises, funders, businesses, and government agencies to create an ecosystem that has the potential to create hundreds of thousands of jobs nationally and transform pathways into the workforce.