Due to a criminal background and history of drug addiction, Dave found it hard to find steady work, something he could “really hold on to.” It wasn’t until a member of his NA Fellowship introduced him to Humanim’s workforce training programs that he realized instead of doing it on his own, he needed help.
After completing Humanim’s customer service training program, Dave interviewed with Humanim’s social enterprise Details Deconstruction and was hired on the spot. His strong work ethic caught the attention of his supervisor, and six months later, he was recruited to work for Humanim’s newest social enterprise at the time, Brick + Board. Since starting his employment almost two years ago, Dave has quickly risen through the ranks to become Warehouse Foreman, overseeing the entire warehouse operations for Brick + Board.
Dave enjoys his work, especially the hands-on process of working with materials, and seeing the finished product which he says gives him a sense of pride. He describes his colleagues at Brick + Board as a “tight-knit group, a family,” and is referred to in turn as “more than just a great worker, he’s a leader, role model, and friend.”