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Project Access, Inc.

Education. Engagement. Empowerment.

Orange, CA   |  www.project-access.org

Mission

The mission of Project Access is to be the leading provider of vital on-site health, education, and employment services to families, children, and seniors living in affordable housing communities.

Ruling year info

1999

CEO & President

Kristin Byrnes

Main address

2100 W. Orangewood Ave., Suite 230

Orange, CA 92868 USA

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EIN

33-0834635

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

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Our programs

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

Education for Youth

The Public Policy Institute of California recently found that up to 25 percent of young children in Orange County live in poverty. With over one in five children experiencing poverty and at risk of slipping through the cracks in the school system, the need for education enrichment programming is tremendous. In order to combat the effects of poverty on youth academic achievement, Project Access provides a rigorous year-round program that offers structured tutoring, educational enrichment, and academic support that lift at-risk youth out of poverty and give them access to a lifetime of opportunities. The After-School Tutoring and College Readiness Program is a high-quality, year-round program that provides a unique opportunity for underserved youth to receive comprehensive out-of-classroom education enrichment and college readiness services that prime them for academic achievement and beyond. In order to help low-income youth and teens rise above the poverty that surrounds them, Project Access integrates experiential learning, strong community partnerships, nutrition knowledge-building, rigorous STEM and STEAM learning activities, college empowerment, character-building opportunities, and life skills training into the program’s curriculum. Furthermore, Project Access' onsite presence provides low-income families with a uniquely unparalleled access to high-quality after-school programming that sets youth on a path to higher education.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

We empower our residents to achieve economic self-sufficiency by partnering with financial institutions to provide financial literacy education, job search assistance, resume support, and mock interviews. We also provide onsite computer training in our computer lab, English classes, and GED tutoring in order to give low-income individuals the skills needed to maintain employment, enter a competitive job market, and achieve financial stability. Additionally, Project Access' robust Capacity-Building and Savings Program gives adults living in low-income apartment communities the skills and resources needed to make informed decisions with their finances by increasing awareness and comprehension of financial concepts. Residents of affordable housing communities learn the basics of financial education and improve their capabilities to become self-sufficient. Participants receive access to financial services, realize the importance of saving money and reducing debt, learn effective financial management skills, and form habits of saving through our unique incentivized program.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

The Center for Disease Control’s “Health Disparities in Education and Income” Fact Sheet states that “people who live and work in low socioeconomic circumstances are at increased risk for mortality, morbidity, unhealthy behaviors, reduced access to health care and inadequate quality of care”. In order to combat the significant health disparities experienced by low-income populations, Project Access’ Health and Wellness programming works to increase physical activity and access to nutrition education and healthy food. The program is unique in its ability to reach low-income individuals at all stages of life—from youth to aging seniors. The program increases access to health services through health fairs, onsite preventative health screenings, nutrition education, healthy snacks and supplemental food, and fitness activities. We partner with medical/dental clinics, food banks, and other healthcare providers to bring critical health services to residents that they would otherwise not receive.

Population(s) Served
Families
Seniors

In order to foster community safety and reduce
social isolation, we provide family engagement activities, community building
events, neighborhood safety programs, and social/recreational activities for
seniors. Community building efforts include National Night Out events,
community dinners, holiday celebrations, recreational activities, and social
gatherings for isolated seniors. Our community building efforts help develop
safe, thriving, connected communities.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Project Access, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jonathan Webb

Affordable Housing Access, Inc.

Term: 1999 -

Jonathan Webb

Affordable Housing Acccess, Inc.

Adrian Craciun

PIMCO

Chris Garcia

Banc of California

William Whalen

Wells Fargo

Glenn Rogers

The Rogers Center for Learning, LLC

Taylor Lister

Marsh & McLennan Agency

Ruzbeh Daruwalla

FDH Aero

Jason Tajima

Bank of the West, Wealth Management

Matthew DeGraw

Bridge Property Management

Omer Ari

Georgia State University

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/12/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

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