At Doing Good Works, it’s our mission to foster the purpose of business to improve lives and connect communities.
A CULTURE OF CARING
Our culture of caring goes deep within our organization, as we proudly feature a 10/20/30 business model.
10% of profits fund empowerment and scholar programs for foster youth pursuing higher education
Employees are encouraged to use 20% of their hours towards volunteer work of their choice
Strive to ensure that 30% of our new hires come from the foster community
We believe all young people deserve an equal chance to succeed and access to the tools to empower them.
We repurpose our profits and leverage business models to fund programs that improve the lives of youth often overlooked in your local community.
In 2014, Scott Henderson and Jordan Bartlett became aware of some harsh realities surrounding the 400,000+ youth in foster care in the United States:
- Twenty percent of youth who were in foster care will become instantly homeless upon aging out.
- Less than 3% of young adults who age out of foster care achieve higher education.
- Nearly 50% of foster youth who age out will be convicted of a crime and incarcerated.
- Only 50% of young foster adults will be employed by age 24.
- Twenty-five percent of older youth who age out of foster care are affected by PTSD.
Coming from corporate backgrounds, Jordan and Scott envisioned a business model where their areas of professional expertise could fuel their mission to help this overlooked population, and so Doing Good Works, a public benefit corporation, came to be.
Today, we operate a full-service print, promotional merchandise, and packaging company in the heart of Orange County, CA, and have been able to impact the lives of over 1,500 young adults to date.