Cathedral Squared Enterprises

Cathedral Squared Enterprises (C²E) creates economic opportunity for people who have experienced homelessness and/or who have difficulty obtaining employment due to disability, health concerns, or gaps in employment.  Through artisan projects, hospitality industry training and public speaking opportunities, C²E builds leadership as a method for social change by recognizing the talents and ability present in our community.

cathedralsquaredArtisan Project:

C²E artisans are making beautiful, durable products out of upcycled plastic grocery bags (plastic yarn = “plarn”).   We welcome your support in the following ways:

  1. Learn how to make plarn and become a certified plarn producer for C²E  artisans. The quality of our product is determined by the consistency of our plarn.  Anyone interested in becoming a plarn producer for us must first be trained by our artisans. Women may attend our Wednesday Workshops** to learn or C²E  artisans are available for on-site demonstrations with your group.
  2. Do you know how to crochet?  Crochet coaches are needed to work one-on-one with our artisans to learn the stitches and to develop new products.
  3. Financial contributions are welcome as they allow us to pay our artisans for their training period ($10/hour for up to 60 hours for those who meet our qualifications).
  4. Become a C²E artisan. If you are interested in applying to be a C²E artisan, please contact Sarah Johnson, Guest Support Services at 414/276-9814, ext. 115.
  5. Collect used plastic bags for us.  Fun colors are most welcome. Bags flattened out for us make us extra happy.

Check out this video to learn about our project:

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**Wednesday Workshops (1 pm – 4 pm in Weakland Center, 831 N. Van Buren St.)  More information may be found on this FLYER.

Contact Shelly for more information at 414/238-2710 or email: shellyroder@stjohncathedral.org.