Franciscan Enterprises

Franciscan Enterprises was founded with the mission to train and employ the inner city poor.


Franciscan Enterprises was established to return dignity to the clients of St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen by solving one of the most perplexing problems of the inner city poor: jobs. The organization provides training and work opportunities for the chronically unemployed with the goal of workforce re-entry and long term job placement. Staffed by hand selected clients who frequent the soup kitchen, Franciscan Enterprises operates FE Contracting, which offers job-training and accepts a wide array of construction jobs in the Essex County area, including commercial, industrial and residential projects.

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