Success Breeds Success
Franchise for Good transforms lives by scaling and growing nonprofit businesses via a franchise system model and best practices.
BuildStrong Academy is a large, nonprofit company aspiring to train 1 million people in trade jobs. Franchise For Good and BuildStrong Academy’s engagement will replicate the Colorado Homebuilding Academy prototype. By building on the systems of one location, Franchise For Good will help BuildStrong Academy scale to 20 locations throughout the United States over the next 15 years.
Colorado Homebuilding Academy conducts trade job training to unemployed and underemployed people seeking a successful career. Pat Hamill founded and leads Oakwood Homes, A Berkshire Hathaway Company and recognized the shortage in skilled tradespeople despite the rapid growth in the construction industry. He founded the Colorado Homebuilding Academy in 2012 to help train and place people in homebuilding careers.
Introduced by their mutual Half Time Institute coach, Franchise For Good Founder Dave Keil and Pat Hamill connected and began collaborating and partnered to use their complementary vision and experiences to scale the BuildStrong Academy.
The Baby Boomers’ generation is retiring as fewer people have pursued training and careers in homebuilding. These factors have led to a national hiring crisis for the construction industry and are compounded by high unemployment. With thousands and thousands of trade jobs open, BuildStrong Academy’s 20 new sites will make a positive impact on lives for generations to come.
A Water Kiosk at School helps rural community members in Africa efficiently obtain safe drinking water and provides valuable business knowledge to its youth by implementing a student-run kiosk, selling water from the school water source at an affordable price to local community members.
A Water Kiosk at School is a small start-up company founded by Venuste Kubwimana. The organization’s mission is to serve and empower the youth of Africa through business experience by providing rural communities with access to affordable, clean drinking water.
Venuste won the International Franchise Association’s NextGen Social Enterprise Franchise Award for his innovation. Following Venuste’s recognition at the 2019 International Franchise Association Convention, he partnered with the Franworth team.
With the company’s commitment to mentorship and depth in scaling companies through franchising, the Franworth team developed A Water Kiosk at School’s business case, funding stream, business model and new website. That project helped to inspire and shape the way Franchise For Good materialized and now offers services to help other charitable organizations scale.