This case (Case B) is part of a series of four integrated cases about The Empowerment Plan (TEP), a Detroit-based nonprofit that worked to break the cycle of homelessness through training, employment, and job placement. Founded in 2012 by Veronika Scott, TEP recruited employees through homeless shelters and provided them with training, education, and full-time employment manufacturing sleeping bag coats. The specially designed coats were distributed free of charge to the homeless population.
Case B reviews the founding of TEP as a nonprofit entity, discusses the agency and employment model used at TEP, and introduces the Maxwell Detroit retail line of coats. It is most appropriate for a class session focused on key employment law concepts and product liability issues.