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CareerWise

 1519 E. Chapman Ave. Unit 306
 Fullerton, CA 92831
[P] (714) 515-2070
[F] --
www.careerwiseforhomeless.org
[email protected]
Dana Bianco
FOUNDED: 2000
INCORPORATED: 2012
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 45-5305534 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

CareerWise commits to ending homelessness one job at a time by providing career development services to the homeless community and walking alongside each homeless client before, during, and after employment.


Mission Statement

CareerWise commits to ending homelessness one job at a time by providing career development services to the homeless community and walking alongside each homeless client before, during, and after employment.



FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $50,000.00
Projected Revenue $50,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Develop job-search tools and skills with the homeless client.
  • Educate and train homeless clients for the workforce.

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Overview


Mission Statement

CareerWise commits to ending homelessness one job at a time by providing career development services to the homeless community and walking alongside each homeless client before, during, and after employment.



Background Statement


1. To provide regularly scheduled weekly Career Lab services to over 20 facilities operating in our current market of North Orange County which serve a sheltered community of up to 1,000 homeless clients

2. To recruit at least 20 interns and volunteers each semester augmented by paid staff to provide the resources necessary to deliver Career Lab services to all those that request services in our existing market

3. To better engage our community through life changing actions including: extending the reach of agency case management staff to provide career development services to more individuals; providing more life changing internships; connecting donors directly with the people they most wish to liberate from homelessness; and connecting volunteers with homeless clients enabling both parties to thrive.

4. To raise awareness and funding for Career Lab services in new communities and disenfranchised groups including: homeless people, veterans, inmates in correctional facilities, and ex offenders. Our desired initial expansion will be Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.


Impact Statement

1.To provide personalized one-on-one career development services where a one-size-fits-all approach is ineffective due to a variety of obstacles such as: lack of transportation, child care issues, low self- esteem, and fear.

2.To engage with clients directly by going to the places they gather, including, but not limited to: shelters, food banks, orphanages, court yards, and veterans’ events.

3.To be adequately staffed to provide career development services to all those in need where no one is turned away.

4. To strengthen the communities we serve through community outreach and collaboration.


Needs Statement

There is a need for low cost, high quality, career development services for the homeless community and other disenfranchised groups. The wide spread delivery of these services will need to minimize new resource requirements and the need for specialized career development experience. To maximize the delivery utility, it is imperative to maintain robust organizational systems that ensure the delivery and quality of all required career development services while minimizing technological complexity and cost, maximizing portability of services, and minimizing infrastructure requirements.



CEO Statement

CareerWise commits to ending homelessness one job at a time by providing career development services to the homeless community and walking alongside each homeless client before, during, and after employment.  We also provide our Interns and volunteers with a truly unique experience and an opportunity to use their time and talent to strengthen our community by helping those in need.


Board Chair Statement

I have served on the Board for a number of years and have seen CareerWise expand its reach in Orange County from serving only Fullerton clients to offering services throughout the county.  With our founder serving as ED, CareerWise work continues to be true to her vision, one which I immediately recognized as powerfully transformative for both the homeless clients we serve, the volunteers who work one to one with a homeless client and the many who choose to financially donate to CareerWise after becoming exposed to our services.   With Board and community support we were recently able to hire one part-time Executive Director to help coordinate the growing demand for our primarily volunteer services.   It is an honor to work alongside our dedicated volunteers.   The needs for our services can only be met with ordinary volunteers and interns donating time to learn our methods before meeting our clients one to one, the finances  to support our collaboration with shelters  throughout the county and the coordination of our ever growing pool of mentors.  Every homeless person who attains employment is that much closer to self sufficiency for himself and his family.  We exist to be part of that homeless person's journey.          
 

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations may also be by check, mailed to CareerWise, 1519 E. Chapman Ave.  Unit 306, Fullerton, CA 92831 or through PayPal or credit card on our website: www.careerwiseservices.org. Your volunteering will enable more homeless people (including teens, veterans, and victims of domestic violence) to find and retain jobs, use computers, interview and network, and continue education. You can learn CareerWise methods, coach homeless clients one-to-one, tutor high school subjects, monitor a Career Lab, provide professional services, or contribute other skills. Students may intern with CareerWise through their college. Call us at (714) 515-2070 and follow CareerWise on FaceBook!

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
CareerWise currently provides career development services onsite where homeless people gather in the following locations:  Fullerton, Brea, Anaheim, Whittier,  Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Orange

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Homeless Services/Centers
  2. Public & Societal Benefit - Public & Societal Benefit NEC
  3. Employment - Employment Preparation & Procurement

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Programs


Develop job-search tools and skills with the homeless client.

Assess the homeless client’s career aptitude.

Create or improve a resume resume for each type of work the client seeks.

Coach the client on response to open positions, introducing techniques beyond the completion of one application after another.

Coach post-application follow-up, interview techniques, networking strategy, and job retention.

Mentor the client post-hire.

 

Budget  $20,000.00
Category  Employment, General/Other Job Search & Placement
Population Served Homeless Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

After completing 3 hours of CareerWise coaching, 85% of the clients will:

  • Have a resume that results in invitations to interview (The hiring manager will see the relevance of the client’s experience by brief scanning of a summary and find relevant examples in the body of the resume.)
  • Reach 6 hiring managers per hour with a resume and cover letter (compared to 1 per hour with the typical online application)
  • During an interview, identify and address the job duties (rather than express what the client most wants to do)
  • Have a professional email address and the skill to use email
  • Be registered with the new resume(s) on CalJobs, where they will be: a) competing for real open positions with only California residents, b) providing California employers an opportunity to diversify and receive a tax credit, and c) be able to follow-up application because of access to employer contact information
  • Submittal of a resume and custom cover letter to at least 10 prospective employers
After completing 10 hours of CareerWise coaching, 85% of the clients will:
  • Have a job
  • Submittal of a resume and custom cover letter to at least 50 prospective employers
  • Have strategies for thriving at this job and for obtaining a better job

 

Program Long-Term Success 

95% of homeless clients will:

  • Obtain and keep jobs, enabling their escape from homelessness
  • Practice networking and other career strategies that maintain their future ability to work

 

Program Success Monitored By 

CareerWise follows these steps to determine the success of the program:

 

  • Collect and analyze data gathered on activities during career development labs and appointments with the homeless clients.
  • Interview clients, case managers, and directors to determine what is resulting in employment and collaborate on developing program improvements.

 

Examples of Program Success 

60% of homeless clients find a job after 5 hours and 85% find a job after 10 hours of CareerWise services.

Demand for CareerWise services by directors and case managers of homeless shelters and by agencies that serve homeless people has grown the number of CareerWise venues from 2 to 14. Rapid Rehousing shelters pay CareerWise for career development with their clients, due to success with their clients (100% of these have found jobs so far!) as well as with clients who are unsheltered or sheltered in emergency and transitional housing.
 
The request for free CareerWise services far exceeds the availability of its volunteers, interns, and management, though their number has grown rapidly the past three years, due to the reputation of their effectiveness. There is a waitlist.

Clients often make comments such as, “I’ve sent hundreds of resumes out the past three years and had only 2 interviews in that time. In the week after you did my resume, I had 3 interviews. The next week, I had 2 interviews. Today I started a new job!”


Educate and train homeless clients for the workforce.

Advance client education and training by tutoring computer skills, GED preparation, college/vocational course homework, ESL, and literacy.

Mentor clients once they gain employment and their careers develop.

Develop internships for clients who lack current relevant experience and references.

 

Budget  $5,000.00
Category  Employment, General/Other Job Training & Employment
Population Served Homeless Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

95% of the clients will: 

  • Have enough computer skills to pass a pre-employment test and use standard office software and hardware early the job
  • Advance their education/vocational level enough to a) have the confidence to continue with further education and b) to qualify for open positions or further education and training
  • Have the support of a post-hire mentor to improve performance and confidence during the first days of a new job

 

Program Long-Term Success 

95% of the clients will continue the momentum in gaining education and training that will increase their employability and end homelessness due to joblessness.

Program Success Monitored By 

CareerWise follows these steps to determine the success of the program:

  • Collect and analyze data gathered on activities during career development labs and appointments with the homeless clients.
  • Interview clients, case managers, and directors to determine what is resulting in employment and collaborate on developing program improvements.
  • Observe whether the client is advancing in the textbook, using the computer more skillfully than at the beginning, speaking better English, and/or thriving on the new job.

 

Examples of Program Success 

100% of homeless GED students learn math, writing, and critical thinking skills. Some have passed math tests, before completing the GED, that have gained them admission to nursing courses and the military. 95% of our computer skills students can use MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint at basic office-project level and can pass a pre-employment computer skills test.

Demand for CareerWise services by directors and case managers of homeless shelters and by agencies that serve homeless people has grown the number of CareerWise venues from 2 to 14. The request for free CareerWise services far exceeds the availability of its volunteers, interns, and management, though their number has grown rapidly the past three years, due to the reputation of their effectiveness. There is a waitlist.

A client at a domestic violence shelter began GED preparation with a CareerWise tutor, but found a job immediately after CareerWise prepared her resume. She left homelessness (and the tutor) behind to report to work. Two years later, she called the CareerWise hotline to ask whether her resume was still in the archive, because she wanted to update it with her past two years on the job and go for a promotion. The CareerWise volunteer remembered that she had been a GED student and asked whether she would like to start working with the tutor again. The client agreed to this and passed her GED 6 weeks later. She also got the promotion!

A homeless teen client finished a community college course with help from a CareerWise tutor.

The new employer of a homeless mom sent a laptop back to the shelter with her so that she could learn to complete several spreadsheet and database tasks for the employer with the support of a CareerWise post-hire mentor.


Management


CEO/Executive Director Lorne Caddick
CEO Term Start May 2018
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Lorne Caddick retired from Booz Allen Hamilton in 2018 after 29 years where he spent the last 15 years as a Vice President and member of the senior leadership team.  He has extensive experience in managing large complex organizations and brings a modern process oriented to CareerWise.   Lorne has been a member of the CareerWise operational team since May 2018 and has stood-up and ran both the CareerWise Fall and Spring Programs.

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
Volunteers of the Year Sisters of Saint Joseph, Bethany Women's Shelter 2010

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

CareerWise collaborates across Orange County California in providing career development services onsite where our homeless clients gather.  These organizations include Pathways of Hope, Mercy House, Build Futures, First Day Whittier,  California State University Fullerton, and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Fullerton.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 6
Number of Contract Staff 3
Staff Retention Rate % 0%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 6
Male: 4
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

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

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

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

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Dana Bianco
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term Nov 2017 -
Board Co-Chair Michael Mahaffey
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Dana Bianco retired Voting
Ms Kathleen Contreras -- Voting
Ms. Doris Dressler-Clark Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Jacki Orzechowski TNG Real Estate Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Kathey Schuster Retired NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 4
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

CareerWise four member board is a "working' board, with each member adding to the areas of expertise needed to run our operation successfully.  Many of our  retired board members are continuing the kind of work they did professionally during their working lives and we are complemented by a no board pro bono legal counsel.  

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
  • Community Outreach / Community Relations

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $50,000.00
Projected Expenses $50,000.00
Form 990s

2017 990EZ

2016 990Z

2015 2015 f990ez-cw.pdf

2014 990N

2013 990N

2012 990N

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $44,103 $44,144 $25,822
Total Expenses $42,029 $13,794 $16,377

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$40,833 $43,904 --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $3,270 $240 --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- $25,822

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense -- -- $3,881
Administration Expense $42,029 $13,794 $550
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $11,946
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.05 3.20 1.58
Program Expense/Total Expenses 0% 0% 24%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% nan%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $53,908 $51,834 --
Current Assets $53,908 $51,834 --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $53,908 $51,834 $21,484

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf nan

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% nan%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
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? --

CEO Comments

CareerWise delivers career development services with a completely volunteer and unpaid internship workforce under the management of a part time Executive Director.  We use a volunteer back office team and augment that team with speciality consultants when necessary.  This approach has allowed CareerWise to service our Orange County operating area at a comparatively low cost.  We are considering low cost innovative ways to expand the deliver of our services by "Franchising" community organizations that operate outside of our service area that want to deliver career development services with there own staff.

Foundation Comments

Due to its size, this organization files a 990N. Summary financial data is per the financials provided by the organization and consultation with the organization.

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