SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING
We are working to better two local businesses, ATL Wings and RAD LLC. While they are two completely different forms of business, we have the same intentions. We are working to evaluate and rework their business and marketing plans and to improve the business owners livelihoods. For ATL Wings this means improving the store front appearance and working out logistics in the kitchen to cut costs. For RAD LLC this means giving the website a makeover, focusing on one tier of the business and really putting all of our efforts into improving his resources and business model for that tier.
YOUTH ON THEIR OWN
Youth On Their Own (YOTO) is focused on at-risk youth that are struggling to stay in high school because of issues at home. We created a paid internship program with the local Youth On Their Own consignment shop that a small group of high school students must apply to participate in. The program includes a 10-week workshop that educates the students on how to be interview ready, shows them what a proper resume looks like, and also informs the students of the basics of retail and consumer science... all while they are getting real world retail experience working part-time at the consignment shop. We also encourage students to go to college after they graduate. YOTO allows for students to get job experience and professional skills before they graduate high school so that they are a step ahead of their classmates.
All over the world there are things called "food deserts" which are urban areas where it is difficult to buy affordable or quality fresh food. The goal for this project is to eliminate food deserts in the Tucson area with the help of the UA Nutrition Network and the PIMA County Health Department. We are conquering this goal by building relationships with small convenient store owners and offering them help with their business plans and healthy inventory.
BUCKLE UP ON RECYCLING
A project committed to reducing the number of unsafe child safety seats on Tucson's roads while minimizing landfill waste occurring from them. Our Enactus team partnered with the Tucson Medical Center (who has now taken over the project) as well as other child safety campaigns to organize a recycling drive through which we have collected over a 100 car seats. These car seats will be disassembled and the raw materials will be utilized to create new products which when applied to our business model will create a sustainable source of revenue and income. Check us out: http://www.buckleuponrecycling.org/
TMC GIFT SHOP
This project focuses on transforming retired volunteers from cashiers to sales associate. Our Enactus team has partnered with Kohl's to teach these volunteers good communication and soft skills. These skills with help the Gift Shop generate more revenue to donate back to the Tucson Medical Center.
EMPOWERING WOMEN'S SUCCESS
A project focused on empowering women by giving them necessary skills that improve their lives. These skills will lead them to better jobs and provide more education to make them successful.
DISHES AND STORIES
This past semester we began a renovation project for local nonprofit organization, TMM. We repainted the ReStore, their retail outlet store, improved the store layout, and created a showroom for their furniture. It is our hope that these improvements will create a more comfortable environment for their employees and increase revenues to help fund the rest of their programs.
Edible Empowerment aims to create lasting hunger relief within the Tucson community through educational presentations to low-income families and hosting a food drive.
AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION
Our goal is to increase awareness of the issue of skin cancer within the state of Arizona. By providing educational materials to local workers along with a gallon-sized sunscreen dispenser, we are hoping to increase the number of people who protect their skin on a daily basis!