SoHarlem; Creative Outlet is a social enterprise that partners with creative thinkers, residents, not-for-profit organizations, as well as public and private industries to provide training which leads to career opportunities. We exist to create a skilled cultural workforce earning livable wages in historically disenfranchised communities through education, apprenticeships, and entrepreneurial experiences. As a place-based social enterprise,
SoHarlem; Creative Outlet draws heavily on local history, culture, economics, environment, and circumstances to inform its policies, practices and programs. For example, our Creative Entrepreneurs who are also our Artisans have an opportunity to train individuals who eventually serve as their apprentices in ways that promote citizenship, entrepreneurship, community sustainability, and environmental stewardship. Ensuring that Harlem residents are the ultimate beneficiaries of local economic development efforts is at the core of what we do.