Former Reebok CEO Paul Fineman and wife Phyllis launch Secure Jobs program in MA; will help homeless by coordinating efforts of social services agencies.
"A new initiative, funded by the Boston-based foundation of former Reebok chief executive Paul Fireman and his wife, Phyllis, is trying to demonstrate that a coordinated approach between social service agencies is an effective way to break the cycle of homelessness. Through this statewide pilot program, known as Secure Jobs, the Fireman Foundation has awarded $1.5 million in grants to encourage housing, employment, and other agencies to work together provide comprehensive services to help low-income families regain financial independence and stay out of the shelter system. The philanthropy this year plans to continue the initiative with another $1 million, which will be matched by the state." -- Lonnie Shekhtman, the Boston Globe