According to Patrick Garry a professor of law at the University of South Dakota “it is generally agreed that the most important social mobility function a government can perform – or promote – is education. In an open society, education gives each citizen the opportunity to advance on his or her own merit. Income can sustain a person's material life, but education can empower that person to shape and control one's life.”
Enabek Solutions works with school districts to:
- Utilize Enabek Solution database of qualified and vetted potential urban school leaders as candidates for school leadership openings. The Enabek Solutions 21st Century Urban School Leaders initiative provides cutting edge professional development and leadership training for urban school leaders.
- Identify community and strategic partners for new and existing schools looking to develop stronger and sustainable partners in urban communities.
- Identify school differentiators and accentuate them to the community for branding and recruitment purposes.
From an economic standpoint, the primary purpose of grassroots community economic development is to stimulate local job creation and collective business activity. This also includes creating better career pathways for under- and unemployed citizens, helping new and old businesses stay competitive by creating networking/mentoring opportunities and incubators to stimulate business growth for current and potential entrepreneurs in low income communities. Economic development in the 21st century is about stakeholders collaborating to spark and nurture the entrepreneurial in low income communities globally by being deliberate about creating training, mentoring, and networking opportunities for aspiring and current entrepreneurs.
Enabek Solutions works with residents, local/ state/ federal governments, Universities, businesses and nonprofits to:
- Identify talented minority professionals and executives from our database and relationships with executive firms to fill vacant positions as part of creating an environment of inclusion and diversity in the workplace.
- Develop networking and professional development opportunities for small businesses in low income communities.
- Create pathways for residents to transition un-registered business activities from the underground economy to a legitimate registered business.
- Promote entrepreneurship as a career option for residents in low income communities.
Urban community development efforts today are focused on local policies and initiatives that assist low income residents build skills, work experience, savings, and security for their families. Community development in the 21st Century is about working with residents and other stakeholders to break down the barriers that exclude low-income families from neighborhoods with great schools, safe streets, affordable grocery stores, and safe environments to participate in extracurricular activities. Furthermore, community development is about connecting low income neighborhoods and families to larger networks of services and opportunities so that they can move up the mobility ladder.
- Engage and educate community members and stakeholders on initiatives, policies and resources that will assist in the improvement of their economic, social and health status.
- -Build coalitions with residents and other stakeholders to support new and existing programs that improve residents living conditions and lifestyles.
- -Create workshop, community gatherings and other engagement opportunities to educate and inform community members and other entities on available resources and programs.