Why It’s a Beautiful Day in Rhode Island
By: Cayla Mackey
July 6, 2015
Director of Strategic Partnerships Anne Dombrofski smiles for the camera seated next to Founder and Director Keith Cooper of The Providence Granola Project and Beautiful Day RI at the Social Enterprise Greenhouse Venture SPotlight June 30th.
Social Enterprise Greenhouse celebrated their first Venture Spotlight event last night with The Providence Granola Project. About a dozen members convened at the Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub to hear about how The Providence Granola Project does well and does good. Over wine and cheese, Director of Strategic Partnerships Anne Dombrofski and Founder and Executive Director Keith Cooper discussed challenges and high points of running both a social venture and a non-profit.
The Providence Granola Project is venture nested under Beautiful Day RI, a nonprofit dedicated to providing onramps to employment for recently-arrived refugees. Beautiful Day prides itself on empowering refugees and enabling vibrant communities . The organization also works closely with the local refugee resettlement agency Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island. Learn more about Dorcas here.
Beautiful Day is a coworking desk member at Social Enterprise Greenhouse, where their Social Venture Operations Intern, Crystal Rosatti, is spending the summer. Anne is a frequent fixture in the space as well, and enjoys hosting their weekly meetings there most Tuesdays.
Look out for their upcoming Indiegogo to launch a new product they’ve been working on! To learn more, get involved, or to place a granola order, check out Beautiful Day RI online and follow them on Facebook.
To attend future Venture Spotlight events, sign up for Social Enterprise Greenhouse’s email list here.
Check out the video, below, from their last campaign, for their now well-known Beautiful Bars.
University Initiative Director
As the Social Enterprise Greenhouse University Initiative Director, Cayla helps college and university students get involved in social enterprise. The University Initiative is a program funded by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation Innovation Grant to retain students and recent graduates in Rhode Island through enabling them to work on and in social enterprises. Learn more about Cayla here.