Business type: Fashion clothing store
Disadvantaged population type: Young women at risk
The Courtyard (formerly Klafte) is a busy retail clothing store in the heart of Jerusalem, offering new and unique fashion items and accessories. As a social business, The Courtyard operates a year-long program for at-risk women ages 18-22 from the greater Jerusalem area. The store has recently moved and is now located very centrally – 4 Shlomzion Hamalka St. in Jerusalem, adjacent to the popular Café Kadosh.
The program currently trains and employs seven young women who were directed to the project by Jerusalem’s municipal welfare authorities, and it has graduated 12 trainees. At The Courtyard, the participants experience for the first time work in a normative business environment while receiving full wages for their labor.
With ongoing support from an on-site social worker, they learn life skills, including personal responsibility, service, quality, and respect for authority while gradually building the required vocational skills that are needed for their future employment.
During 2017, Dualis developed The Courtyard brand to include Klafte and its counterpart in Jaffa, as part of a growing chain of women’s clothing stories that are part of the Dualis social business portfolio.
Address: Shlomzion Hamalka 4, Jerusalem| Phone number: 02-6506552
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