Employment, Job Related

CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S JOB CORPS OF TYLER, INC

  • Tyler, TX
  • www.cwjctyler.org

Mission Statement

Equipping women with job skills and life skills in a Christ centered environment.

We serve women in the greater Tyler, Texas area of Smith County.

Additionally, CWJC of Tyler is adding training that includes Microsoft Word, Excel, QuickBooks. Our goal is to become the go-to Christian organization for teaching and training women in technology.

Main Programs

  1. Computer Skills
  2. Jobs for Life
  3. Biblical studies One in a Million
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

We serve women in the greater Tyler, Texas area, Smith County.

ruling year

2001

Executive Director since 2017

Self-reported

Mrs. Sherry Stines Skinner

Keywords

Self-reported

job training, computer skill training, women in Tyler

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Also Known As

Christian Women's Job Corps of Tyler

EIN

75-2949812

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Employment Training (J22)

Christian (X20)

Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling (P46)

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

Self-reported by organization

The mission of Christian Women's Job Corps of Tyler is to equip women in job skills and life skills in a Christ-centered environment. Our organization offers two 10-week sessions, accommodating approximately 125 women per session, as well as 4-week sessions with more advanced skills taught. Organizational goals are to provide an environment of safety, security, and building confidence so that women can become employed in jobs that pay a living wage. Year-over-year we have had an increase in the percentage of women becoming employed utilizing the resume writing, behavioral interviewing, and computer skills taught. In our 10-week session, women learn the necessary life skills to be successful in life, as well as retain a job once employed. Intake assessments measure keyboarding and accuracy with speed, as well as measurements at the end of the training period. Skills taught include Basic and Intermediate Microsoft Word, Excel and QuickBooks. In the Spring 2016 session, 70% of participants became employed by the end of the training period, which is how we measure effectiveness.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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

Program 1

Computer Skills

Purpose: teach computer skills used in the marketplace (typing, data entry, MS Office, email, web navigation)

Success: students take proficiency tests at beginning and end of program to measure progress

Serve: these classes serve adult women of the Tyler area who are looking for employment

Category

Employment

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$52,500.00

Program 2

Jobs for Life

Comprehensive course to teach job skills for the marketplace: conflict resolution, dress for success, resume writing, and interview practice.

Category

Employment

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$46,500.00

Program 3

Biblical studies One in a Million

In-depth studies to teach life lessons and examples, as well as helping women set appropriate boundaries

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$20,000.00

Results

Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

1. Number of overall donors

Target Population
Females, Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people, Unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated people

Connected to a Program?
Computer Skills
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric

2. Number of donations made by board members

Target Population
Females, Minorities, Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Connected to a Program?
Jobs for Life
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
The Board of Directors consists of 9 members and the Executive Director. All ten members participate in donations that support the work of Christian Women's Job Corps Tyler. Monthly or Annual giving

3. Number of manuals produced

Target Population
Females, Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Connected to a Program?
Jobs for Life
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Manuals are provided for participants and volunteers.

4. Number of participants who would recommend program to others

Target Population
Females, Christians, Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Connected to a Program?
Jobs for Life
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Intake and exit questionnaires completed. 95%+ have positive comments and would recommend program.

5. Number of clients served

Target Population
Females

Connected to a Program?
Computer Skills
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
YoY growth experienced in the number served, as well as the number who completed the training program

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    CWJC of Tyler aims to move women from poverty, domestic violence, fear and with limited job skills to a position of knowledge, confidence, fully-trained and capable to find and keep long-term employment in Smith County. The East Texas Human Needs Network found in their 2016 Assessment for Smith County, the top 10 overall needs. The CWJC of Tyler addresses three of those needs: achieving a living wage of income, computer skills and resume writing.

    The top ten overall needs quantified by the Smith County CCNA are:
    1. Dental Care
    2. Eye/Vision Care
    3. Achieving a Living Wage of Income
    4. Health Insurance
    5. Computer Skills
    6. Credit Repair
    7. Money for Prescription Medication
    8. Have Past Due Bills
    9. Resume Writing

    Full assessment can be found at: http://www.ethnn.org/research-needs.html

  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Christian Women's Job Corps of Tyler utilizes several strategies to accomplish the Mission of equipping women with job skills and life skills in a Christ-centered environment.
    Strategies include:
    -Strong curriculum in all areas: Bible study, life/work skills, and computer skills
    -Open and transparent environment that welcomes sharing of life experiences, but also is one of confidentiality and trust
    -Measurements of outcomes: intake forms that collect demographic information, needs assessments, and skill measurements at time of participant entry, as well as at the end of each training period
    -Tracking of participants in being hired, what type of jobs being found
    -Finding strong volunteers with the necessary skills to teach others, as well as support and nurture the variety of stages found within our participants
    -Mentoring programs in two arenas: Employment coaches help keep participants on track and provide input to help them secure a job and HeartFriends. HeartFriends provide 1-on-1 support and friendship. These relationships often continue after the participant has graduated.
    -Additional services are provided as needed. These include transportation and childcare vouchers, as well as a collaborative relationship with Goodwill Industries for counseling services, and Bethesda Medical Clinic for medical and dental needs.
    -Keeping participants focused: a healthy and nutritious lunch is provided each day. Providing good nutrition helps participants to keep focused and able to fulfill the requirements of the trainings provided.
    -Measure. Measure. Measure. CWJC of Tyler utilizes ProveIt for measurement of specific skills, as well as Myers-Briggs Profiles to help students focus on areas that are a good fit with their personality.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    CWJC of Tyler's organizational capabilities are met from several perspectives, including a strong and ongoing volunteer base, financial strength from monthly, quarterly and annual donors, as well as funding via grants and foundations. The CWJC of Tyler has been operating successfully since 2001, and has a well-respected presence in the community.

    Additionally, many of the volunteers are former participants in the program and want to "give back" and build hope for others. This commitment to the organization - both from a volunteer, local churches, and financial support will continue to allow the organization to grow. The Spring 2017 session has the largest enrollment since the organization began operation, as well as a new site launch in Lindale, Texas.

    CWJC is a faith-based organization, and the commitment from local churches and other nonprofit organizations, has helped strengthen the organization's capabilities. One of our kitchen helpers is 89 years young, was a former missionary, and has been a part of the CWJC of Tyler for many years. She is inspirational.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Key Performance Indicators for this organization include:

    -Increase in the number of women having an increase in their faith or belief in God
    -Increase in the number of women being served, as well as graduating
    -Increase in the percentage of women becoming employed
    -Increase in measurable skills for employment - technology based and computer based, but also includes ability to communicate, write a resume, search online and behavioral interviewing
    -Growth in new donors
    -Sustainability of current donors and churches
    -Well developed and executed Development Services
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Christian Women's Job Corps of Tyler has been in operation as a nonprofit since 2000. There are 8 key elements that our organization requires in order to be nationally certified (which we are):
    1. Certification
    2. Advisory Council
    3. Networking
    4. Needs Assessment
    5. Bible Study
    6. Evaluations
    7. Covenants
    8. Mentoring

    We support continuous education and training for our staff and volunteers, including Bridges out of Poverty, Nonprofit Management certification, Level 1 and 2 Certification in WMU. CWJC of Tyler has successfully increased YoY the number of women participating in the programs, increased the percentage finding employment, increased the number of women and families growing in their faith, and continue to have financial strength.

    New opportunities for growth and new accomplishment: expanding the vision to become the go-to educators and trainers of women in the technology sector in a Christ-centered environment. Adding even more opportunities for learning technologically-driven jobs: digital, CRM, media. These are some of the ideas that are being considered for the CWJC of Tyler.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

We serve women in the greater Tyler, Texas area, Smith County.

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CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S JOB CORPS OF TYLER INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S JOB CORPS OF TYLER, INC

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mrs. Sherry Stines Skinner

BIO

A visionary leader with expertise in for profit business and nonprofit sector. Skinner is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director of Christian Women's Job Corps of Tyler, Inc., as well as assisting the Site coordinator in the Lindale, Texas site.

Sherry's expertise is within 5 core areas: marketing, sales, communication, education, and customer service.
With many years of educational and fundraising experience, she joins a qualified staff and a multi-talented group of volunteers in guiding, preparing and transforming women in the East Texas community through mentorship, life skills, computer classes and workforce development training.

Originally from Indiana, Sherry graduated with distinction from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University, double major in marketing and sociology. She also has an Executive MBA from Regent University with majors in marketing and finance. Additionally, Sherry was selected to participate in a year-long leadership program with the prestigious Center for Creative Leadership.

Skinner is passionate about serving others and utilizing the servant-leadership model.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"Christian Women's Job Corps of Tyler's Mission is to equip women with job skills and life skills in a Christ-centered environment.

We teach computer skills for the marketplace, such as typing, data entry, MS Office - including Basic and Intermediate MS Word, Basic and Intermediate Excel, email usage, internet navigation, and QuickBooks. We begin each class with Bible study and encourage women to seek their God-given identity.

From the first week of class, we assist women in applying for jobs. Women are taught how to create a resume, search for job opportunities online, and prepare for behavioral interviewing. Additionally, we offer mock interviews in preparation for the job search. Through mentoring, our women are surrounded by new friends who encourage them to plan for their future, set goals, attain those goals, and increase in their faith in God and themselves.

Many women who take our classes are in desperate situations: living in a shelter or a crisis center. By the end of our program, many of these women are able to stabilize their living situation and find employment. In the Spring 2016 session, 70% of our participants were able to secure a job with a living wage."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Gay Brookshire

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Race & Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation

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Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity