StepUp Greensboro

Motivate. Equip. Empower.

aka Workforce development to provide free Employment Readiness and Life Skills Training.   |   Greensboro, NC   |  https://www.stepupgreensboro.org/

Mission

Motivate, Equip and Empower individuals to become self-sufficient and stable through Employment and Life Skills training

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Anthony Bass

Main address

707 N Greene St

Greensboro, NC 27401 USA

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Formerly known as

Reach Out First, Inc

EIN

45-2184316

NTEE code info

Employment Training (J22)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Provide free Employment Readiness and Life Skills training to support the residents of Guilford County in need of work and stability. A job changes everything. It is the beginning for so many to have generational wealth. The individuals we serve face challenges and barriers to obtain employment such as incarceration, homelessness, education gaps, transportation, and recovery.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Step1 - Jobs Readiness Training

Job Readiness is a free week long workshop that teaches job skills and encourages individuals to make positive changes in their lives.

Conducted by a team of volunteers and staff, the training encourages accountability and responsibility. Participants gain insight and skills for effective communications, job search tactics, resume development, networking, conflict management, reflective listening, dressing for success, interviewing and job retention.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Incarcerated people
Unemployed people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients still working after 12 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people, Incarcerated people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Step1 - Jobs Readiness Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people, Incarcerated people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Step1 - Jobs Readiness Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Numbers went down for trainings in 2020 due to pandemic.

Number of service recipients who are employed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people, Incarcerated people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Step1 - Jobs Readiness Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

In 2020, StepUp Greensboro set a goal to place 1,000 jobs over the next four years, at an average hourly wage of $11.50/hour, Impacting 10,000 lives.

Provide well equipped free Jobs Readiness Training to those seeking employment. Create job opportunities with employers who are willing to give individuals second chances for employment and careers. Build these relationships with employers and refer pre-screened individuals for hire. Getting the job, creating stability and building a life for the individual and family.

Providing the Step1 - Employment Readiness and Step2 - Life Skills trainings for free.

SUG metrics since July 1, 2017 to today

1. 325 Jobs Readiness Graduates
2. 135 Jobs Placements at $12.30 hour
3. 23% of employment found by StepUp and 77% obtained by SUG graduate
4. 46% of those served are Justice Involved
5. 58% single adult, 29% single parent, and 13% couple with child
6. 76% homeless or living with a friend
7. 21% in recovery from substance abuse
8. 91% of graduates are a person of color
9. 46% women and 54% men

Since July 1, 2020 to today

1. 64 registered for Jobs Readiness Training
2. 47 graduates from Jobs Readiness Training
3. 24 graduates obtained employment
4. Hourly wage $12.98

Financials

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StepUp Greensboro

Board of directors
as of 10/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Billy Nutt

Wilmington Holdings Corporation

Term: 2017 -

David Stone

Stone Builders

Nancy Godwin

Retired

Jon Spillman

Edward Jones

Jaye Webb

Family Success Center

John Joyce

Retired

Nichole Hart

Sodexo Campus Services

Mark Painley

Precision Fabrics Group, Inc.

Anthony Banks

Greensboro Housing Authority

Teri Hammer

Triad Risk Management Services

Mike Cornwell

Retired

Jesse Gathewright

Financial Destiny, Inc.

Jon Sink

Womble Bond Dickinson Law Firm

Martha Turner

Retired

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/23/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

 

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No data

Disability