Youth Development

YouthWorks, Inc.

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • www.youthworksinc.org

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Mission Statement

YouthWorks builds a community solution to help young people whose potential might be overlooked to pursue employment and career development opportunities.

Main Programs

  1. Program Overview and Background
Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer since 2012

Self-reported

Mrs. Stephanie Bechel

Keywords

Self-reported

career development, career exploration, career eduation, youth employment, training, workforce development

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EIN

25-1837560

 Number

2921976086

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Employment Training (J22)

Management & Technical Assistance (P02)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Highlighted Accomplishments, 08-09 Program Year:  

Implemented standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the majority of our programs and corresponding program activities, which has enabled us to capture enhanced data about the impact of our programs in helping participants achieve initial, intermediate, and long-term outcomes.
Expanded the monthly distribution of JobBlast to more than 2,700+ individuals, the majority of whom are now youth. Job Blast, our monthly electronic newsletter is geared toward increasing awareness among youth, youth serving agencies, and youth workforce intermediaries about available YouthWorks jobs, training, and other program opportunities as well as relevant community events targeted to youth.  
Actively sought to expand and develop partnerships that not only enable YWs to achieve its goals, but that also enhance the level of services for youth and youth practitioners in the Greater Pittsburgh region.
Expanded our JumpStart Success (JSS) job readiness program to area schools and youth-serving agencies as a result of our curriculum re-alignment with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Career Education and Work.   
Completed the first-year launch of our JSS social venture while reaching a significant milestone of $100k in gross sales. The success of JSS has significant implications for our programming as well as fund diversification. 

09-10 Goals:

 Implement JSS curriculum and testing enhancements; grow JSS venture by 30% in sales
Continue building internal ability to assess impact of YWs programs
Increase participation among area corporations with an emphasis on Fortune 500 companies to offer internships and other experiential learning opportunities, serve as volunteers (mock interviews), and contribute financial resources to YWs.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Program Overview and Background

YouthWorks, Inc. was established in 1994 as a result of a regional planning effort known as the Working Together Consortium. In 1999, YouthWorks incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and established a mission to build a community solution to help young people whose potential might otherwise be overlooked to pursue employment and career development opportunities. Today, YWs has served more than 20,000 youth, of which many have obtained permanent full-time employment and gone onto postsecondary education and successful careers.
From short-term training to year-round employment and career exploration, YouthWorks fulfills its mission in four significant areas of service to our region’s young people: , , , and . 

Participants must live within the City of Pittsburgh and/or Allegheny County, be between the ages of 14 and 25, and live at or below 185% of poverty guidelines. YWs serves both in- and out-of-school youth. Approximately 50% are male and 50% female, 75% African American, 20% Caucasian, and 5% other.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Funding Needs

Greater involvement from corporations to offer paid internships to high school students and to make financial contributions Unrestricted financial resources to allocate towards core streamlined operations as well as emerging program priorities that have not yet garnered focused or restricted financial support Evaluation technical assistance Additional staffing necessary to adequately meet the expanding demand for services

Affiliations + Memberships

African American Chamber of Commerce

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Communities In Schools

Dress for Success Worldwide, New York

Greater Pittsburgh Non-profit Partnership

Leadership Pittsburgh

MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership - Respondent

Pittsburgh Cares

United Way of Allegheny County

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Financials

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YOUTHWORKS
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

YouthWorks, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Stephanie Bechel

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Everett McElveen

Life's Work of Western PA

Term: Sept 2010 - Sept 2012

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?