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Youth Employment Service of the Harbor Area, Inc.

 114 E 19TH Street
 Costa Mesa, CA 92627
[P] (949) 642-0474
[F] (949) 000000
www.yesworks.org
[email protected]
Wendy Weeks
FOUNDED: 1970
INCORPORATED: 1972
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Organization DBA Youth Employment Service
YES
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 95-2704522 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

Youth Employment Service (YES) of the Harbor Area is a community based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping youth begin their path toward economic independence and personal self-sufficiency. YES' mission is to teach teens and young adults the job and life skills needed to secure and maintain meaningful employment, and to develop and offer programs that increase youths' employability, career choices and quality of life.

Mission Statement

Youth Employment Service (YES) of the Harbor Area is a community based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping youth begin their path toward economic independence and personal self-sufficiency. YES' mission is to teach teens and young adults the job and life skills needed to secure and maintain meaningful employment, and to develop and offer programs that increase youths' employability, career choices and quality of life.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2020
Projected Expenses $543,020.00
Projected Revenue $549,400.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Comprehensive Youth Job Readiness Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview


Mission Statement

Youth Employment Service (YES) of the Harbor Area is a community based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping youth begin their path toward economic independence and personal self-sufficiency. YES' mission is to teach teens and young adults the job and life skills needed to secure and maintain meaningful employment, and to develop and offer programs that increase youths' employability, career choices and quality of life.

Background Statement

As a community-based nonprofit organization, Youth Employment Service of the Harbor Area, Inc. (YES) is dedicated to helping young people begin their path toward economic independence and personal self-sufficiency. Founded in 1970, YES was initiated by community leaders who believed that early employment and the lessons learned from work are critical to young people’s positive development. As visionaries, their observations were made before the idea of formal work-related programming for teens became widespread. That initial vision is now supported by extensive research on youth development and employment.

To reach this vision and inspire youth to achieve their dreams, our mission is to teach youth and young adults ages 16-24 the skills needed to secure and maintain meaningful employment, and to offer programs that help young people improve their employability, career and education choices, and quality of life. These include skills training, money management, interviewing techniques and employer outreach.

YES annually serves over 600 youth and young adults who come from diverse ethnic, economic, and social backgrounds, including those who live on their own, are in foster care, are homeless, or previously had issues with substance abuse or the juvenile justice system. Over our 47-year history, YES has served as a bridge between young people seeking employment and the business community seeking capable and enthusiastic young employees. More than 50,000 youth have benefited from our comprehensive job training programs. The majority of our clients reside in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, although since 2015 YES has taken our program on the road, serving youth all over Orange County. Approximately 50% of youth we serve are Hispanic, as many as 80% are considered low-income based on federal poverty standards, and 35% live in single-parent usually female-headed households.


Impact Statement

Top accomplishments:
  1. Increased the percentage of youth served over two fiscal years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 by 114%.
  2. Expanded our service delivery area to include Orange County communities beyond Costa Mesa and Newport Beach.
  3. YES values partnering with Orange County nonprofits and schools.  By doing so, YES has continued our successful growth pattern by taking the program to the young adults onsite at youth serving nonprofits and schools.

Needs Statement

To run the YES programs and services, the organization must raise over $550,000 per year. In addition, the organization has identified the following needs:
- YES is always looking for volunteers to conduct one-on-one mock interviews and resume consulting 
- Two laptops and two desktop computer systems.
 
Develop a Customer Service Training module to train youth for service industry jobs (something the local businesses have shared is a highly sought-after skill that would further elevate YES clients in becoming employed) - $5,000

· New phone system - $10,000

· iPads (10) 

 

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Youth Employment Service gratefully accepts donations made by check through the mail, credit card donations made over the phone or on our secure website, www.yesworks.org. In-kind donations are also accepted and volunteer opportunities are available.

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
South Orange County
West Orange County
Central Orange County

YES is located in Costa Mesa and serves youth throughout Orange County.

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  2. Employment - Employment Preparation & Procurement
  3. Youth Development - Youth Development-Business

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Programs


Comprehensive Youth Job Readiness Program

The Comprehensive Youth Job Readiness Program provides employment skills training, financial education, mock interview experiences, resume and application assistance, job search assistance, and individualized follow-up so Orange County youth can begin a path to self-sufficiency.
Budget  $158,936.00
Category  Employment, General/Other Job Training & Employment
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short-Term Success 
YES met the following programmatic goals and outcomes in the 2016-2017 fiscal year:
 
 1. Served 474 youth and young adults, 78% of whom were low-income, exceeding our goal of 350 youth for the entire year and far surpassing the 302 youth we served during our 2015-2016 fiscal year.

2. Developed or maintained relationships with over 200 employers, providing more than 240 youth-appropriate job listings at any given time to which to refer youth.

3. 98% of participants have reported our services were helpful in gaining/retaining employment.

4. 62% of participants have completed the job readiness training program.

5. 90% of respondents that have completed the training program and were actively seeking jobs have reported they successfully secured jobs! We continue to work with any and all clients who continue to search for jobs or return in need of a new job.


Program Long-Term Success  For many youth, participation in YES programming is a life-changing experience, helping them learn responsibility, dependability, and important social skills that carry over into adulthood and help them become self-reliant and contributing members of the community.
Program Success Monitored By 
YES conducts extensive and ongoing evaluation to determine the impact of our services. Youth participants are evaluated through standard pre-/post-testing, determining increase in employment or finance-related knowledge learned in class. Youth also receive feedback through their mock interviews and individual coaching, and they fill out self-evaluations on what skills they have learned, whether they feel prepared for work, whether they feel they are likely to be hired, and what their future goals may be.
Examples of Program Success  The percentage of youth who were successful in their job search averages 60%. Furthermore, whether or not youth found a job, over 95% of youth increase pre-employment and money management understanding and skills as measured by pre and post-testing.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Wendy Weeks
CEO Term Start Mar 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

Youth Employment Service is one of three organizations that make up the Orange County Workforce Development Collaborative along with WHW and CIELO.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 3
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 343
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): Middle Eastern
Gender Female: 6
Male: 0
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

Since coming on board in March 2015, our goal has been to increase the area and number of clients served in Orange County.  With growth comes the need for increased funding to support the growth.  YES has shown steady growth in each of these areas.  With the help of our funders, we will be able to continue to grow, providing young adults with the tools be to become "Prepared for Work. Prepared for Life."
 
 

Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Ms. Jill Tomac
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
Board Chair Term July 2018 - June 2020
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Kaleigh Causey -- --
Mark Chamberlain Retired; Community Volunteer & Philanthropist Voting
Matthew Heisler -- --
Javier Iglesias -- --
Martin Klein III -- --
Christi Matthews -- Voting
Daniela SantaMaria -- --
Mark Schauwecker Foundation Building Materials Voting
Jill Tomac -- --
Janet Toronski Retired Attorney Voting
Kimia Willison Hyundai Capital America Voting
Zeshaan Younus Curt Pringle and Assoc Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 11
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 1
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 7
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 90%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $446,405 $1,254,166 $284,986
Total Expenses $397,973 $286,775 $258,193

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$337,132 $264,908 $206,598
Government Contributions $17,500 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $17,500 -- $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- $0
Earned Revenue $3,000 $907,290 $350
Investment Income, Net of Losses $3,489 $440 $128
Membership Dues -- -- $0
Special Events $85,284 $59,728 $59,310
Revenue In-Kind -- -- $0
Other -- $21,800 $27,512

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $305,728 $219,397 $199,797
Administration Expense $33,140 $20,603 $17,902
Fundraising Expense $59,105 $46,775 $40,494
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.12 4.37 1.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses 77% 77% 77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 13% 14% 15%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $1,253,038 $1,226,182 $240,854
Current Assets $622,282 $1,225,920 $108,715
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- $41,650
Current Liabilities $44,422 $65,998 $6,412
Total Net Assets $1,208,616 $1,160,184 $192,792

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 14.01 18.58 16.95

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 17%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.

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