Breaking the cycles of poverty

We aim to employ those who struggle most to break their own cycles of poverty, giving preference to those who have recently experienced homelessness, military veterans, and individuals who have been previously incarcerated.

Our Mission

We’re working to secure sustainable income for individuals transitioning from homelessness. Steady and sustainable income is the only permanent, reliable path out of homelessness.
And we help provide that sustainable income by helping local businesses succeed.

$22,500

Average Annualized Pay
Rate

1,000

Individuals currently
employed by us who
were previously homeless
or at-risk of
becoming homeless

$40 Million

is Annual Payroll anticipated
for 2020

Created by Greg Block, First Step is
on a mission to provide a path out of homelessness.

Key Management

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Amelia Nickerson
CEO
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Matt Miller
COO
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Jess Robinson
VP of Sales
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Sheneva Harris
Operations Director –¬†Staffing
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Henrietta Thompson
Manager –¬†Disability Services

Board of Directors

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Greg Block, Chairman
Founder, Entrepreneur
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Barbara Peters
CaringWorks
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Mick Cochran
Partner, Dentons
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Kevin Cook
Community Friendship, Inc.
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Joe Guerra
CEO, Turfstar
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AJ Robinson
CEO, Central Atlanta Progress
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Aubrey Harrell
Partner, KPMG LLP
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Adam Ross
Treasurer & Secretary, Hex Atlanta
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Marilynn Winn
Co-Founder and Lead Organizer, Women on the Rise
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Steve Fireman
President, Economic & Community
Development Institute
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Derreck Kyongo
Former CEO, National Center for Civil and Human Rights
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Anitra Walker
Director of Behavioral Health and Social Services, Mercy Care Services
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Brian O. Goebel
Managing Director, Social Enterprise, Goizueta Business School

Philadelphia Board of Directors

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Mick Cochran, Chairman
Partner, Dentons
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Greg Block
Founder, Entrepreneur
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Mike Dahl
Executive Director, Broad Street Ministry
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Harold Epps
Retired, Executive Director, Department of Commerce, City of Philadelphia
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Aubrey Harrell
Partner, KPMG LLP
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Leigh Wood
Community Volunteer

Southern California Board of Directors

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Joe Guerra, Chairman
Chairman & CEO, Turf Star
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Greg Block
Founder, Entrepreneur
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Jeffrey K. Haidet
Chairman & Partner, Dentons US LLP
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Leonard Gregory
Retired
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Brent Reid
CFO, Turf Star Western

A person. A job. A step forward.

Help our clients take their first step towards a brighter future.

236 Auburn Avenue NE, Suite 203, Atlanta, GA 30303
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