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RecycleForce
Columbus, Inc.

AOR Conference 10-28-13

Bobby Clark
Board Chair
RecycleForce Columbus, Inc.
President
Sustai...
RecycleForce Columbus
www.recycleforcecolumbus.org

RecycleForce Columbus is a social enterprise with
the two-fold mission...
RecycleForce
Columbus
Mission:
“Providing a pathway for formerly
incarcerated men and women to successfully
re-integrate i...
We are Miners
► There

is as much gold in a ton of
electronic waste as in 55 tons of
ore.
► Copper, aluminum, plastic and
...
Social
Enterprise
501(c)3 Non-Profit dedicated to
leading, developing and
implementing effective strategy to
reduce recidi...
Transitional
Employment Advantages
for Workers

►Work

attachment and investment

►Workplace

mediation
and support

►Long...
Indianapolis

Economic Impact

Between January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2011
Recycle Force Employees:

► Earned

Nearly $3 m...
U.S. Department of
Labor
► RFI

Indy awarded $5M grant November
2011 for study of 1,000 newly released
felons over 2 years...
RecycleForce
Columbus
Sub-recipient of funds awarded
RecycleForce Indy to help
launch RecycleForce Columbus
and create a m...
PEW Center Study
► In

the March 2009, the PEW
Center’s, One in 31, the
Long Reach of
American Corrections
► “The laws pas...
Successful re-entry through
Entrepreneurship
► For

some ex-offenders,
entrepreneurship offers
new opportunities for
succe...
PRI Report
► Venturing

Beyond the
Gates: Facilitating
Successful Reentry with
Entrepreneurship

► “Entrepreneurship

has
...
PRI Report
While researchers
agree that
self-employment
may not be a
viable option for
many individuals
leaving prison, th...
PRI Report
“For many, because
entrepreneurial
thinking is infused
with the philosophy
of empowerment,
exposure to
entrepre...
PEP Business Plan
Competition & Graduation June
10-11, 2010

15
Relevance of ‘Green’ to Prisoner
Reentry: Low & Moderate Skills
in Each Sector

16
► 1.

Green
Entrepreneurship
Course Description

Entrepreneurship Introduction and
Overview
► 2. Brainstorming, Mentors, G...
Scenes from
Southeastern Correctional
Institution

18
Company Overview
CleanTurn is established on the emerging
business model designed to produce a
return on investment for it...
Our Partners
CleanTurn makes a deliberate effort to
partner with exceptional  non-profit
organizations focused on comprehe...
Our Unique Career Opportunities
• Our mission encompasses an intentional focus
on providing unique career opportunities fo...
Our Services
•

Demolition, Deconstruction
& Debris removal

•

Janitorial/ PostConstruction Cleaning

•

Grounds Keeping
...
Our Social Impact
•

Employment Opportunities Created: 120+

•

Revenue Generated: $2m+

•

Child Support Paid: $20k+

•

...
Success Stories
Darnell Kirkwood – Darnell came to CleanTurn in June
2012 as an Alvis House referral and has made a great
...
“Work Organizes
Life”
~

William Julius Wilson

►A

person with a stable job is regardless
of educational attainments is l...
Looking for Partners
and Event Sponsors
► Next

Event: November 14, 2013

 Co-Sponsored by the Dublin Entrepreneur Center...
More information
RecycleForce Columbus, Inc.
www.recycleforcecolumbus.org
614-261-6161
Managed by

CleanTurn International...
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Association of Ohio Recyclers Presentation at Conference - October 28, 2013

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A presentation to the Association of Ohio Recyclers Conference - October 28, 2013 by Bobby Clark, Chair, RecycleForce Columbus, Inc. and John Rush, Acting Executive Director, RecycleForce Columbus, Inc./CEO & President of CleanTurn International.

www.recycleforcecolumbus.com

RecycleForce Columbus is a social enterprise with the two-fold mission of recycling end-of-life electronics and providing employment for persons reentering the community from prison based in Ohio.

Mission: "Provide a pathway for formerly incarcerated men and women to successfully re-integrate into the workforce and become responsible, tax-paying, productive community members & citizens through comprehensive environmentally sound and secure end-of-life electronics processing.”

Video: Recycling Electronics – Recycling People: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_kJOJ40Fgc

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  • In the March 2009, the PEW Center’s, One in 31, the Long Reach of American Corrections “The laws passed in 80s &90s increased incarcerated pop. reached 2.3 million & 1 in 100 adults was in prison or jail.”
    “… # on probation or parole 5 million plus, up from 1.6 million just 25 years ago.
    1 in 45 adults in U.S. now under justice supervision & combined with those in prison and jail, a stunning 1 in every 31 adults, or 3.2 percent, is under some form of correctional control.”
  • For some ex-offenders, entrepreneurship offers new opportunities for successful reentry
    This approach is supported by research describing the benefits of self-employment for this growing population.
    Reducing recidivism and empowering ex-offenders to start their own businesses to create their own jobs is a great strategy that is being well received across the US. Discussions and planning are ongoing across the U.S.
  • Research has documented entrepreneurship and self-employment as benefits to disadvantaged and hard-to-serve individuals.
    … As more and more people return from prison, many lacking educational and vocational skills necessary to compete in today’s labor market, entrepreneurship may represent a means of capitalizing on an underutilized pool of human resources.”
  • While researchers agree that self-employment may not be a viable option for many individuals leaving prison, the mere fact of the exposure to entrepreneurship training can factor in successful reentry to the community.
    “A small percentage may have the resources and mindset to use entrepreneurship as the key to their successful reintegration, either as their sole form of employment, or in addition to a traditional job.
  • “For many, because entrepreneurial thinking is infused with the philosophy of empowerment, exposure to entrepreneurial training will reshape their perspective on their role in society.
    These individuals may never become entrepreneurs themselves, but will use their entrepreneurship training to improve their performance as employees and to proactively engage with their families and communities.”.
  • This chart shows more than one-third of the green jobs are for low and moderate skilled individuals.
  • Green Entrepreneurship Course Description
    Sustainable Business Ventures
    (8 days and 11 units)
     
    1. Entrepreneurship Introduction and Overview
    Definition of an entrepreneur
    Traits of an entrepreneur
    Success stories and strategies
    Common mistakes
    Myths about starting a business
    Current market trends
     
    2. Brainstorming, Mentors, Goals, and Networking
    Passion exploration
    Brainstorming
    Mentors
    Goal setting
    Networking
    Banking & Financial Literacy
    Time management
    Seven Habits for Highly Successful People
     
    3. Social Media and e-Commerce
    Social Media
    e-Commerce
     
    4. Sustainability, Green Practices, and Environment Issues
    Sustainability
    Triple Bottom Line
    Corporate Social Responsibility
    Green Marketing
    Social Entrepreneurship
     
    5. Idea Generation and Elevator Pitches
    Idea Generation
    Elevator Pitches
     
     
    6. Business Plan Basics
    Elements of the Business Plan
    Executive Summary and Mission Statement
    Company Description
    Market Analysis and Market Research
    Organization & Management
    Proprietorships and Other Forms of Business
    Effective Teams and Advisory Boards
    Legal
    Human Resources
    Miscellaneous Business Operations
    Service or Product Line & Intellectual Properties
    Intellectual property, patents, trademarks, and copyrights
    Marketing & Sales Management
    Funding Request, Financials & Accounting
    Basic Accounting
    Bookkeeping
    Financial Plans & Accounting
    Appendix
  • Transcript of "Association of Ohio Recyclers Presentation at Conference - October 28, 2013"

    1. 1. RecycleForce Columbus, Inc. AOR Conference 10-28-13 Bobby Clark Board Chair RecycleForce Columbus, Inc. President Sustainable Business Ventures Corporation John Rush Acting Executive Director RecycleForce Columbus, Inc President/CEO CleanTurn International Copyright 2013, RecycleForce Columbus, Inc.
    2. 2. RecycleForce Columbus www.recycleforcecolumbus.org RecycleForce Columbus is a social enterprise with the two-fold mission of recycling end-of-life electronics and providing employment for persons reentering the community from prison based in Ohio. First Columbus event September 15, 2012 Economic Community Development Institute (ECDI) “We are so excited that RecycleForce Columbus is working in Franklin County to provide opportunities for re-entry workers to get valuable on-the-job experience after returning to our community from their incarceration”, said Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown. “We encourage you to support this organization by dropping off your end-of-life electronics, anything with a cord attached!”
    3. 3. RecycleForce Columbus Mission: “Providing a pathway for formerly incarcerated men and women to successfully re-integrate into the workforce and become responsible, tax-paying, productive community members & citizens through comprehensive environmentally sound and secure end-of-life electronics processing.”   Video: Recycling Electronics – Recycling People
    4. 4. We are Miners ► There is as much gold in a ton of electronic waste as in 55 tons of ore. ► Copper, aluminum, plastic and steel. ► Our material will be recycled and reused in industry. The steel we recycle will supports Ohio jobs.
    5. 5. Social Enterprise 501(c)3 Non-Profit dedicated to leading, developing and implementing effective strategy to reduce recidivism; improving local and state economies and communities and the lives of hundreds of formerly incarcerated men and women and their families.
    6. 6. Transitional Employment Advantages for Workers ►Work attachment and investment ►Workplace mediation and support ►Long-term retention management services ►Emphasis on paying child support Case Management Service continues for two years after program completion
    7. 7. Indianapolis Economic Impact Between January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2011 Recycle Force Employees: ► Earned Nearly $3 million in Wages ► Paid More than $400,000 in Child Support ► Paid more than $650,000 in Re-Entry User Fees to Marion County Agencies ► Paid $625,000 in Federal, State and Those Who Earntaxes $5,000 in the first six months Local at Least after release have significantly lower recidivism rates.
    8. 8. U.S. Department of Labor ► RFI Indy awarded $5M grant November 2011 for study of 1,000 newly released felons over 2 years ► 500 to participate in 4 month Employment and Training program with RecycleForce ► 500 in Control Group will receive “supports as usual”
    9. 9. RecycleForce Columbus Sub-recipient of funds awarded RecycleForce Indy to help launch RecycleForce Columbus and create a minimum of 6 positions by fall 2015
    10. 10. PEW Center Study ► In the March 2009, the PEW Center’s, One in 31, the Long Reach of American Corrections ► “The laws passed in 80s & 90s increased incarcerated pop. reached 2.3 million & 1 in 100 adults was in prison or jail.” ► “… # on probation or parole 5 million plus, up from 1.6 million just 25 years ago. 10
    11. 11. Successful re-entry through Entrepreneurship ► For some ex-offenders, entrepreneurship offers new opportunities for successful reentry ► Reducing recidivism and empowering ex-offenders to start their own businesses to create their own jobs is a great strategy that is being well received across the US. 11
    12. 12. PRI Report ► Venturing Beyond the Gates: Facilitating Successful Reentry with Entrepreneurship ► “Entrepreneurship has emerged as a viable alternative to traditional employment opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalized individuals all over the world. 12
    13. 13. PRI Report While researchers agree that self-employment may not be a viable option for many individuals leaving prison, the mere fact of the exposure to entrepreneurship training can factor in successful reentry to the community. 13
    14. 14. PRI Report “For many, because entrepreneurial thinking is infused with the philosophy of empowerment, exposure to entrepreneurial training will reshape their perspective on their role in society. 14
    15. 15. PEP Business Plan Competition & Graduation June 10-11, 2010 15
    16. 16. Relevance of ‘Green’ to Prisoner Reentry: Low & Moderate Skills in Each Sector 16
    17. 17. ► 1. Green Entrepreneurship Course Description Entrepreneurship Introduction and Overview ► 2. Brainstorming, Mentors, Goals, and Networking ► 3. Social Media and e-Commerce ► 4. Sustainability, Green Practices, and Environment Issues ► 5. Idea Generation and Elevator Pitches ► 6. Business Plan Basics 17
    18. 18. Scenes from Southeastern Correctional Institution 18
    19. 19. Company Overview CleanTurn is established on the emerging business model designed to produce a return on investment for its owners, while addressing social needs. CleanTurn International LLC, headquartered in Columbus Ohio, launched in January 2012
    20. 20. Our Partners CleanTurn makes a deliberate effort to partner with exceptional  non-profit organizations focused on comprehensive screening, training and supportive services.  
    21. 21. Our Unique Career Opportunities • Our mission encompasses an intentional focus on providing unique career opportunities for individuals who have had significant challenges to employment and are chronically unemployed (and at risk of homelessness). • CleanTurn provides career opportunities for individuals who want to become self-sufficient and who want to contribute to society in a positive and productive way.
    22. 22. Our Services • Demolition, Deconstruction & Debris removal • Janitorial/ PostConstruction Cleaning • Grounds Keeping • General Labor
    23. 23. Our Social Impact • Employment Opportunities Created: 120+ • Revenue Generated: $2m+ • Child Support Paid: $20k+ • Payroll Taxes: $100k+ • Waste Recycled or Repurposed: 80+ tons
    24. 24. Success Stories Darnell Kirkwood – Darnell came to CleanTurn in June 2012 as an Alvis House referral and has made a great impact on the people he works with. Darnell has spearheaded multiple demolition and deconstruction projects. Larry Hadley – Larry came to us through our partners at Serenity Street in February 2012. Larry serves as our Grounds Keeping supervisor and oversees our lawn and snow removal services Joakima Bailey - Joakima was referred to CleanTurn through our partner, the Columbus Urban League in August 2012. Joakima provides superior customer service in our janitorial services division- our customers love her for her attention to detail and “get it done” attitude
    25. 25. “Work Organizes Life” ~ William Julius Wilson ►A person with a stable job is regardless of educational attainments is less likely to re-offend than a person who does not work after incarceration ►A person with a job is more likely to have children who stay in school ► Children do better when their parents are in their lives
    26. 26. Looking for Partners and Event Sponsors ► Next Event: November 14, 2013  Co-Sponsored by the Dublin Entrepreneur Center and Ohio Association of Recyclers ► Future Sponsors  Catholic Diocese  Cardinal Health ► Past Event Sponsors •OSU Students for •Dublin ReMax Realtors – Recycling & Kurt & Susanne Novak •Goodwill Columbus Net Impact •SWACO & Get Green Columbus ECDI Women Business • Day
    27. 27. More information RecycleForce Columbus, Inc. www.recycleforcecolumbus.org 614-261-6161 Managed by CleanTurn International, LLC John Rush, Executive Director jrush@cleanturn.org 614-747-3475 Kevin Helmuth, RFC Operations Mgr khelmuth@recycleforce.org Bobby Clark , Board Chair RecycleForce Columbus, Inc. President Sustainable Business Ventures Corporation 859-227-0263 27
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