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2016

At a Glance

2015

At a Glance

  • $1,537,043 dispersed through Micro Loans and Matching Grants
  • 432 Hours of Business Education tought to aspiring entrepreneurs by industry professionals
  • 1,025 Ex-Offenders served through our Reentry Transition Center
  • 545 jobs secured by formerly incarcerated persons
  • 6,000 in average sales for a family of refugee growers

Read the 2015 Mercy Corps NW Annual Report

2014

At a Glance

  • We provided 456 hours of classes and seminars on business topics
  • We Provided 1,470 hours of one-on-one business and reentry counseling
  • Our Refugee Farmers grew over 3.5 acres of produce to sell in local farmers markets and restaurants.
  • MCNW assisted business created 671 new jobs
  • Secured 285 jobs for Reentry Transition Center participants

Read the 2014 Mercy Corps NW Annual Report

2013

At a Glance

  • We provided 11,754 hours of training through business classes and seminars
  • Our business development services and micro-loan programs created 301 new jobs
  • Small business owners we assisted increased their median incomes by $8,246 and their median business revenues by $42,374
  • We helped 30 refugee families establish small-scale farming enterprises, growing over 3.5 acres of local produce
  • We assisted 134 participants at our Prison Reentry Transition Center secure employment.
  • According to a recent Oregon Criminal Justice Commission evaluation, every dollar invested in our RTC program saves the public safety system $14 – an increase from $10.70 in 2012.

All of our participants inspire us every day to work harder and do more to help the people navigate their own path to independence and success. With everything we do, we look for efficient and effective solutions. We are proud of the work we did in 2013. Participation in our programs is at an all-time high. We anticipate expanding our work in 2014 with demand for our services growing in Oregon and Washington.

Read the 2013 Mercy Corps Northwest Annual Report

2012

At a Glance

Our business development services team helped

  • Create 160 new jobs
  • Increase average household income for entrepreneurs by $14,398
  • $19,271 – average revenue increase per business
  • $11,055 – average increase in owner’s draw
  • 91% of our clients remain in business two years after receiving MCNW services, according to 2008 survey results.
  • On average, each MCNW small business owner creates 1.7 jobs

Our reentry services improved our community in the following ways:

  • 33% decrease in felony re-arrests among our participants as shown by an independent evaluation
  • For every $1 invested in the RTC program, the public safety system saved $14.10
  • 75 % of RTC participants who received employment services secured a job
  • 80% of LIFE graduates from Coffee Creek Correctional Facility secured jobs within two months of release

Refuge Gardens assisted 43 refugee families from:

  • Bhutan
  • Cuba
  • Kazakhstan
  • Laos
  • Moldova
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Ukraine