NORTH LAWNDALE EMPLOYMENT NETWORK RENOVATION
Ujamaa Construction is providing interior demolition services to clear a section of the building to build a social enterprise, small retail banking facility for Wintrust Bank, Sweet Beginning LLC, computer labs, café as well as new conferences rooms. The new offices and retail spaces include new ceilings, electrical, light fixtures, HVAC, as well as finishes.
North Lawndale’s mission is to improve the earnings potential of constituents of the community through innovative employment initiatives that lead to economic advancement and an improved quality of life for residents.
Sweet Beginnings manages bee farms to create products for Beelove. It is a social enterprise that offers full time transitional jobs to men and women who are returning to the workforce after incarceration.
The employees learn the details of how a retail store operates.