Frontline Business Initiatives
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
Frontline cares about the quality of life people do or do not enjoy. As such, we’ve become engaged in the lives of people and communities through social enterprise. In many christian circles today this is referred to also as “business-as-ministry” (or BAM). Regardless of the name, the main objective of our business initiatives is to meet needs through job creation, providing dignified, caring work environments, and utilizing profit revenues not only to sustain organizational objectives, but to expand our reach and capacity to help more people in need.
Frontline Business Solutions, Inc. (FBS) -FBS is a social enterprise company which is “in business for good.” Its commitment is to leverage business success for the good of people and the communities in which it exists. Its vision and mission is successful business that maintains harmony between the three goals of excellent products and services, revenue generation, and positive social impact. By choosing Frontline Business Solutions you are partnering with a company committed to caring about people and community development.
Besides providing jobs in an excellent work environment, Frontline Business Solutions has provided a suitable venue for Frontline Christian Academy, Inc. to carry out it’s mission for 10 years to date.
Frontline Thread Works (FTW) – FTW is a sewing project aimed at uplifting the lives of marginalized people by providing an alternative and dignified means of work and income. Our vision is a network of micro-factories placed primarily in marginalized rural areas, where job provision and successful revenue generation will elevate the economic and spiritual condition of the target communities.
Currently the FTW pilot project at the Frontline Mission Center in San Pablo City, Laguna is fully operational. At this micro-factory orders are now being filled for a wide variety of sewing projects, skill development and training of workers is ongoing, and operational capacity being refined. This project has been noted by the Dept. of Trade and Industry (DTI) as well as the Dept. of Science and Technology (DOST), both of whom have developed official partnerships with Frontline, resulting in the acquisition of needed sewing equipment, as well as capacity building training and other practical assistance.
FTW has also developed a partnership with FACES Apparel, Inc., a company based in California, USA, and that is deeply committed to fair-trade and socially responsibility. This partnership has resulted in the establishment of a new containerized micro-factory, that will soon be fully operational. This initial location at the Frontline mission center will employ as many as 15 people, and specialize in producing high quality T-Shirts for cause-oriented markets. It will also serve as a training center for our grade 11 and 12 students that seek to enter the garment industry or to learn management skills.