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Employ 2 Empower

Chicago, IL   |  www.employ2empower.org

Mission

Employ 2 Empower provides financial support and professional development opportunities to individuals pursuing new skills and career growth.

Ruling year info

2022

Founder, Executive Director

Mrs. Jade Bryant-Obi

Main address

po box 2442

Chicago, IL 60690 USA

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EIN

83-3675736

NTEE code info

Environmental Beautification (C50)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Employ 2 Empower aims to provide financial support and professional development opportunities to individuals pursuing new skills and career growth. The financial support we offer includes scholarships, exam vouchers, college application fees and perhaps even technology purchases.

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?

Cyber Mom Scholarship

The CyberMom Scholarship is Employ 2 Empower's first program. This scholarship was created for minority women who are primary caretakers of one or more minor children, and currently pursuing a degree or certificate in cybersecurity or related field of study.

Population(s) Served
American Indians
Alaskan Natives
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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.

Knowledge is power and education is a tool to find our paths, which hopefully lead to a decent living. Individuals who are fortunate to do more that just "get by" have the power to broaden their family's perspective of the world, they have more housing and healthcare options, accessibility to healthy food, and reliable transportation. We all benefit when more families are in that position. Our communities are safer and can actually thrive when more of its members have what they need.

We award scholarships and vouchers to cover exam and college application fees. This enables us to have a direct impact in supporting individuals seeking to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their families.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Employ 2 Empower

Board of directors
as of 11/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Jade Bryant-Obi

Employ 2 Empower

Emmanuel Obi

Kiara Daniel

Whitney Plant

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and 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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/1/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/01/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.