Our Impact

Praxis has assisted hundreds of client organizations across a broad range of industries.

We have developed specific practice areas to meet the unique needs of clients in different sectors. Below are examples of the sectors in which we have worked extensively and samples of clients in each area.

Eileen Fisher

A designer clothing company that embraces simplicity, sustainability and great design.

City First Bank

A Different Kind of Bank.

We see the possibilities in places that others do not. Our loans have revitalized communities by providing capital for business growth and development in low and moderate income areas.

City First Enterprises

City First Enterprises is a nonprofit bank holding company and an incubator of social finance solutions located in Washington, DC, that promotes social justice by increasing economic access and expanding opportunity for low-wealth communities. CFE has launched City First BankCity First Homes and City First New Markets Fund. In total, the City First family has financed over 5,000 units of affordable housing, 7,000 school seats, and 3,400 jobs.

Cooperative Home Care Associates

(CHCA) is a nationally recognized, worker-owned home care agency in the Bronx. CHCA was founded in 1985 to provide quality home care to clients by providing quality jobs for direct-care workers.

CHCA started with 12 home health aides. The cooperative now employs more than 2,000 staff. Together with PHI, a nonprofit founded by CHCA in 1992, CHCA maintains an employer-based workforce development program that provides free training for 600 low-income and unemployed women annually and serves as a significant driver of employment in the Bronx.

King Arthur Flour

King Arthur Flour is a 220 year old, 100% ESOP owned company that provides the highest quality flour and baking ingredients and baking tools through internet, catalog, retail and wholesale sources. Their mission is to support and expand all aspects of baking by being the highest quality product, information, and education resource for, and inspiration to, bakers worldwide. They have more than 180 full time, year round employees most of whom are located in Norwich, Vermont.

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Gardener's Supply Company

GARDENER’S Supply was founded in 1983 by a handful of enthusiastic Vermont gardeners. Today, they serve millions of gardeners nationwide, offering everything from seed starting supplies and garden furniture to flower supports and garden carts. Though the company has grown, they remain passionately committed to providing garden-tested, earth-friendly products that will help our customers have more fun and success in their gardens.

Recology

When Recology was getting ready to launch an initiative to expand both their business and staff, they engaged a team of Praxis consultants to help prepare to take on this challenge. For the growth strategy to be effective, the company wanted to strengthen its ownership culture, and develop a cadre of leaders who could effectively manage new and expanding businesses.

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Dansko

In 1990, Mandy Cabot and her husband Peter Kjellerup co-founded Dansko, a leader in innovative comfort footwear. Since the discovery of their first product in a tiny store in Denmark, Dansko (literally translated as “Danish shoe”) now generates annual sales of approximately $150 million. Today their offering includes sandals, boots, heels, flats and many types of clogs which are sold through over 2,500 premium US and international retailers.

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