Social Enterprise


VGS’ Social Enterprise Work Services provides paid “earning while learning” work opportunities to individuals challenged by disabilities and other barriers to employment.  These services provide on-the-job experience that enables individuals to gain the skills, employment training, and supportive services they need to be successfully employed.

How is VGS able to find work opportunities for individuals facing barriers to employment?

VGS secures service and product contracts that enable private sector companies and public sector agencies to meet their operational needs while assisting Vocational Guidance Services in furthering its philanthropic mission. Successful Social Enterprises require commercial price, quality and delivery expectations be achieved. Meeting these expectations while employing people challenged by disabilities requires a unique blend of social service supports and business management finesse.

Included in the various social enterprise ventures are contracts for the production of women’s dress slacks for the US military, meals prepared and packaged for school students and adults in activity centers, as well as custodial services at the Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building and the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building, among dozens of other sites.  We also have sites specifically for manufacturing, packaging, office/clerical work and much more.

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