Social Enterprise is defined as a self-sustaining entity: a business with the core purpose of creating social or environmental impact.

At Metropolitan Ministries, our social enterprises must include these 4 pillars of success (or we won’t do them):

  1. Align with our mission of alleviating suffering, promoting dignity, and instilling self-sufficiency
  2. Educate and train our clients or partners
  3. Involve citizens in understanding and caring for their disadvantaged neighbors
  4. Be self-sustaining and generate revenue to support our programs

 

Our Social Enterprises

 

 Inside the Box

Inside the Box is a café and catering business with a twist. Aside from serving delicious food, we provide culinary arts education and hands-on vocational training to men and women transitioning out of homelessness.

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 Dough Nation

 

Dough Nation brings together the trendy dessert concept of raw edible cookie dough and doing good for your community. It also serves as a training platform for the students of the Metropolitan Ministries culinary program.

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 Training Institute

The Metropolitan Ministries Training Institute educates and coaches organizations in Trauma Inform Care, Compassion Fatigue, De-escalation, and other ministries’ best practices to non-profits throughout the US.

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 Thrift Store

Our Thrift Store serves the Tampa Bay community. We provide clothing, furniture, and many other items to homeless and low-income families. Items sold at our store supports our mission.

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 Property Management

We offer off-campus supportive housing to serve as a stepping stone for families who graduate from our self-sufficiency program as well as other families in need — as a way to foster independent living and home ownership.

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