The authors assert that, despite some shortcomings, overall social enterprise plays “a small but growing part of the struggle for greater social justice in the US.” The goal of the study, says Melissa Wear, the head of society programs for the British Council USA, is to provide “recommendations for the social enterprise, funder/investment and government sectors to ensure that the future of the social enterprise sector will be a place where today’s girls can become tomorrow’s leaders.”
Bread and Roses offers a seven-week floristry programme, teaching trainees how to create everything from floral bouquets to Christmas wreaths. It is inspired by the principle of Rose Schneiderman’s 1912 feminist speech of the same name, which argued that low-paid women need more than just practical necessities to survive, but also dignity, respect and the opportunity to flourish.