We Made This is a social enterprise that provides psycho-social integration, skills training, and supplementary income for refugees.
We Made This is a 12-week employment skills training program that targets refugees facing multiple barriers to integration into the Denver community. Introductory, intermediate, and artisan classes focus on sewing and communication skills, hands-on production, and familiarization with business needs. WMT also produces handbags, accessories, and items for the home, with 55% of sales profits going to the person that crafted the good.
The outcome of WMT is multi-faceted:
Social interaction and feelings of belonging and inclusion
ESL training and English-language competency
Skill set development
Workforce readiness with a pathway to employment