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Melinda Newman

4 Recent Stories

Meet the Company Creating Jobs for Former Gang Members

Meet the Company Creating Jobs for Former Gang Members

Homeboy Industries' mission is to create jobs for former L.A. gang members. Now with a forward-thinking CEO and high-profile licensing and distribution deals, Homeboy is taking good works to an even g
December 5, 2013 in Innovation
How Homeboy Industries Landed a Distribution Deal With Supermarkets

How Homeboy Industries Landed a Distribution Deal With Supermarkets

The non-profit which employs former gang members is now selling a selection of food products at Ralphs and Food 4 Less chains.
December 5, 2013 in Branding
How a Beastie Boy's Food Truck Helped the Rockaways Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

How a Beastie Boy's Food Truck Helped the Rockaways Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

Mike Diamond (aka the Beastie Boys' Mike D), celebrity chef Sam Talbot and designer/hotelier Robert McKinley address the continuing needs of the economically devastated New York beach community by tra
September 19, 2013 in Profiles
Nonprofit Incubator Teaches Low-Income Women to Build Restaurant Businesses

Nonprofit Incubator Teaches Low-Income Women to Build Restaurant Businesses

The story of one La Cocina graduate and her quest to cook up authentic Mexican tastes.
March 19, 2013 in Business Ideas