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Sweet Beginnings , LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the North Lawndale Employment Network and offers full-time transitional jobs for formerly incarcerated individuals and others with significant barriers to employment in a green industry.


Sweet Beginnings, LLC produces the beelove™ family of  products, an all natural line of raw honey and honey-infused body care products. 

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what is nlen?

The North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN) is a workforce development non-profit organization with a mission to improve the earning potential of the residents of North Lawndale. Through innovative employment initiatives NLEN has helped many of its clients toward economic advancement and an improved quality of life.



Over the past two years, NLEN served over 3,000 people – an increase of 38%.

In the last year:

  • 620 secured employment
  • 4 were hired full-time by NLEN
  • 18 were hired by Sweet Beginnings
  • 208 applied for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act
  • 51 earned Building Professionals Institute home energy auditor or installer certification
  • 96 improved their credit score

More details can be found in this NLEN infographic

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