Education and training services
Alex’s Adventure is a substance misuse programme that teaches post-primary students on the impacts of substances and how the choices we make can have various concequences.
Nicole Ryan is the CEO of Alex’s Adventure Ltd. – The ‘build your own E-dventure’ programme for substance misuse learning. A Marine Engineer by trade, Nicole went back to college in 2017 to study Substance Misuse use & Addiction in UCC and began Alex’s Adventure in 2016. Alex’s Adventures has big plans for the future. Buoyed by recent success, they are supported by a range of bodies including the Brazilian Yunus &Youth Social entrepreneurship fellowship, UCC Ignite Programme and the Argentinean Social Innovation Warehouse it hopes to impact over 500,000 students in the next 5 years.
Churchfield Community Trust, is a community based organisation situated on the Northside of Cork City. As an organisation we operate three several social enterprise initiatives which continue to report significant positive social impacts which contribute to the social economy .
The Garden Café :
This social enterprise provides training and mentoring in a live café environment to men and women who are interested in progressing to employment in the catering industry. Mentoring and certified training is delivered to employees who engage as part of the Garden Café initiative. The Garden Café is open to the public Monday to Friday providing freshly baked scones , Maher’s coffee and light lunches. Catering for functions can be facilitated on request .
Our carpentry team, based at Knockfree Avenue workshop, design and produce garden furniture. playpark items and creche furniture. Trainees are trained and mentored under the supervision of the workshop manager in a live workshop environment focusing on pre-apprenticeship skills.
Our Horticulture team situated at the hydro farm in Tower ,Co. Cork grow and supply, fresh seasonal produce such as salad leaves, seasonal vegetables and fresh herbs to local restaurants including elbow lane and our own garden Cafe .
Special category community employment and continuing adult education initiatives provide a platform for progression to sustainable employment and re-integration within communities of origin for our participants. CCT works collaboratively with people on special category substance misuse community employment and TUS through the provision of personal, vocational and educational supports.
Education and training service Hotel, restaurant and retail trade services Food, beverages, tobacco and related products
The Green Kitchen opened its doors for business in September 2014. It provides wonderful fresh produce and coffee served daily. The Green Kitchen also provides training and employment opportunities for people interested in pursuing a career in the catering industry.
Citizenship and community Conservation of the natural environment Employment, training and education
The core objective of PACE S.E. is to create jobs for people who have experienced prison or probation and find it difficult to secure employment. Like other businesses, we trade in goods and services on an ongoing basis, however, any surplus we make is re-invested to create more jobs.
Our goal is to prepare people for progressing into mainstream employment and also to positively help change the attitudes of potential employers and communities towards former prisoners who want and are trying to turn their lives around.
At PACE Social Enterprise, we manufacture and maintain flower planter boxes and street furniture. Our handcrafted products are made in our workshops and the flowers are propagated and grown in our polytunnels and gardens.
Contact: 087 406 1989.
As we make a wide range of products, please contact us directly for any products that are not listed at our online shop.
ReCreate is a thriving social enterprise with a vision to inspire curiosity, creativity and care for the environment. We do this by working:
– To Foster Creativity: To inspire creativity and curiosity through access to open-ended materials and training on their use
– To inspire Champions of Reuse: To be the ‘Go To’ source for education on reuse and champion environmental sustainability
– To support social inclusion: To provide effective workplace experience to local people distant from the labour market and a welcoming space for those with additional needs.