REPURPOSE is a not-for-profit resale shop managed by St. Charles Youth and Family Services, Inc. Located in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood. REPURPOSE offers an array of high-quality donated and repurposed items including small household furnishings, select office furniture, gently used clothing, and unique gifts.
REPURPOSE operates under a unique business model specifically designed to make a positive difference in the Milwaukee area. The store serves as a training ground for youth and young adults participating in the Youth Employment Services (Y.E.S.) program, giving them the opportunity to gain “real world” job experience. The Y.E.S. program, a 4 month paid internship and on-the-job training teaches critical employment skills along with specific training for retail/ customer service industry jobs. Which provides at-risk youth with the experience necessary to build their independence and lasting success.