LEAP INC

aka Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI)   |   Brooklyn, NY   |  https://bwiny.org

Mission

Leap, Inc. d/b/a Brooklyn Workforce Innovation (BWI) is a workforce development nonprofit  organization whose mission is to empower low- and moderate-income people by helping them gain access to living-wage employment opportunities and career paths, and to develop programs that counter prevailing market inequalities and contribute to a broader movement for economic justice.

Ruling year info

1992

Executive Director

Mr. Aaron Shiffman

Main address

621 Degraw St

Brooklyn, NY 11217 USA

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EIN

11-3111694

NTEE code info

Employment Training (J22)

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Programs and results

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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?

Red Hook on The Road

Red Hook on the Road is BWI’s largest and
longest‐running program, which prepares
250+ low‐income men and women each year
for careers in the robust local commercial
driving sector.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program is a collaboration between BWI and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME). It prepares poor and unemployed New Yorkers for careers in TV and film production as Production Assistants.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Brooklyn Woods is a skilled woodworker training program that teaches the fundamentals of woodworking. Trainees receive introduction to shop production and safety, finishing techniques, cabinet-making and installation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Brooklyn Networks is a teledata cable installation program that trains for jobs installing and maintaining computer, voice, data and security system cabling.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Resident Training Academy, a collaborative venture of which BWI is the lead workforce development partner, trains hundreds of public housing residents annually for upwardly-mobile careers with NYCHA.

Population(s) Served
Adults

BWI offers employer-driven customized training that connects unemployed local residents with available job opportunities. Specialized training is offered throughout the year across a variety of different sectors.

Population(s) Served
Adults

BWI’s Post Production Training Program connects men and women to careers in film and television post production. The five-week program combines a thorough introduction to the post production industry with hands-on skills training in five commonly-used software applications for video editing and visual effects. After completing the program, trainees will be placed into positions with firms throughout the post production field.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Workforce Development Opportunity Award 2012

New York City Employment and Training Coalition

Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation 2007

The Drucker Institute

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

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of placements defined as full-time

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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants who gain employment

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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average change in income of clients served (in dollars)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average hourly wage of clients who became employed after job skills training

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Financials

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LEAP INC

Board of directors
as of 08/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

June Yearwood

Church Pension Fund

Term: 2000 -

June Yearwood

Church Pension Fund

Michelle de la Uz

Fifth Avenue Committee Inc.

Gary Rindner

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Melissa Woods

Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C

Lara Gruber

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Jeff Reiser

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/13/2022

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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