CLOTHES THAT WORK

Inspire Confidence. Create Opportunity.

aka CTW   |   Dayton, OH   |  www.clothesthatwork.org

Mission

Clothes That Work will clothe, educate, and empower individuals to prepare them for employment success.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Cindy Garner

Main address

The Job Center 1133 S Edwin C Moses Blvd # 392

Dayton, OH 45417 USA

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EIN

31-1575093

NTEE code info

Employment Training (J22)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Clothing and Coaching Program

A great, professional outfit can set you apart from the crowd when you are applying for a job. Our Clothing and Coaching Program is designed to give job seekers the wardrobe they need to be successful in the interview and the advice they need to create a positive, lasting impression. A trained client coach will take you through the entire process, helping you select the best clothes for the job and offering guidance on ways to succeed in the interview.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Economically disadvantaged people

The Clothes That Work education program includes a series of classes and workshops designed to equip both job seekers and newly employed with the knowledge and skills that lead to personal growth and employment success. Our research-based curriculum was skillfully created by a team of area professionals who specialize in workforce development and education. Each workshop engages participants in fun hands-on activities and group discussions to build confidence and professional demeanor. Workshop topics include; making a positive first impression, proper professional attire, effective communication techniques, on the job conflict resolution, and how to build professional relationships.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

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.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Incarcerated people, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Clothing and Coaching Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In a non-pandemic year, Clothes That Work serves about 850 clients per year by providing interview clothing and coaching as well as additional workplace clothes if they achieve employment success.

Number of students demonstrating responsible behaviors and work habits

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

Work status and occupations, Social and economic status, Age groups

Related Program

Workforce Education Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Workforce Education Initiative provides soft skill education to adults and teens thru custom designed curriculum. Demographics include unemployed/newly employed, ex-offenders and high school students.

Number of program participants who obtain a job within 3 months of program completion

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

Age groups, Work status and occupations, Social and economic status

Related Program

Clothing and Coaching Program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

CTW tracks this information thru the number of second appointments scheduled. While this number may be much higher than reported, we attribute this to clients being unable to return because of work.

Number of students enrolled

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

Age groups, Social and economic status, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Workforce Education Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2019, CTW took its programs offsite and program growth was 109%. CTW had to pivot its education curriculum to virtual in 2020 and was still able to reach a large # of students.

Number of clients engaged in the criminal justice system in the last 12 months

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

Social and economic status, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Clothing and Coaching Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

CTW serves clients in the re-entry program in both the clothing and coaching and education programs. Cohorts average between 12 and 15 clients per month.

Number of interview clothing consultations provided

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

Social and economic status, Work status and occupations, Age groups

Related Program

Clothing and Coaching Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All clients who come to Clothes That Work receive interview clothing and coaching. Those who achieve employment success can return to receive 3-4 workplace appropriate outfits for free.

Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations

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

Social and economic status, Work status and occupations, Age groups

Related Program

Clothing and Coaching Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Clothes That Work receives more than 150,000 items of donated clothing a year. We distribute clothing to our clients and items we are unable to use are donated to St Vincent De Paul clients.

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.

The mission of Clothes That Work is to clothe, educate, and empower individuals
to prepare them for employment success. Our goals are to:
IMPROVE
Our capacity to serve more people and operate efficiently
PROMOTE
To create and grow organizational awareness
DEVELOP
To increase revenue and resources
EXPAND
To reach clients and stakeholders beyond the Job Center

Clothes That Work is proud to have accomplished all of the strategic initiatives and goals as called for in the most recent Strategic Plan except for the final initiative of broadening the reach of our offsite interaction with job seekers and program participants. In 2022 and 2023, we will be conducting a campaign to fund, construct and launch our Mobile Outreach Initiative where we will take our clothing and coaching programs as well as our workforce development resources beyond the confines of our bricks and mortar facility. Constructing a custom vehicle that will allow our organization to expand our service area regionally will reduce barriers to program access and allow our program impact to increase from a local client base to a regional client demographic. Eliminating the barriers of geography and transportation access that affect our client's ability to receive our services, will improve our ability to provide clothing, coaching, and soft skills education to more clients in the future.

Financials

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Operations

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

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CLOTHES THAT WORK

Board of directors
as of 12/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Melissa Cutcher

Technology First

Term: 2022 - 2024


Board co-chair

Susan McAllister

Consultant

Term: 2022 - 2024

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/22/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data