What are “social purpose enterprises?” They are businesses owned and operate by New Avenues that generate funds to support our programs and services, but more importantly provide job training, work experience, and wages for the youth we serve. Our enterprises include:
New Avenues owns and operates two Ben & Jerry’s Partnershops, located downtown near Pioneer Square and on the campus of Portland State University and, seasonally, operates an ice cream cart at the Oregon Zoo. Contact our Partnershops for more info or for catering information by clicking here: New Avenues for Youth Ben & Jerry’s – Yamhill or here: New Avenues for Youth Ben & Jerry’s – PSU
New Avenues INK is a screen printing business located in Portland’s Pearl District. Youth assist with every aspect of the business, from hand-printing apparel to marketing and graphic design. CLICK HERE for more info.
dfrntpigeon is a youth-driven design and apparel company. dfrntpigeon designers produce original artwork that is printed on both soft and hard goods. The brand provides design traingin, business skills, and financial opportunities to help youth develop their creative abilities into a potential carreer path. For more info, CLICK HERE.