Hunger for Success

nourishing minds out of poverty.™

Vancouver, WA   |  www.helpH4S.org

Mission

Our mission is to promote and provide access to a college education, to administer professional development training and to assist with job placement for persons who have low or no income.

Ruling year info

2015

Chair and President

Mr Brad Lebowsky

Main address

9404 NE 8th Street

Vancouver, WA 98664-3328 USA

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EIN

47-2389045

NTEE code info

Employment Training (J22)

Business, Youth Development (O53)

Vocational Counseling / Guidance / Testing (J21)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to the Public Policy Institute of California, Los Angeles (24.9%) had the highest poverty rates in California (2013–2015 average). The unemployment rate in Los Angeles as of October 2017 was 5.2%. According to the California Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 18% of those unemployed have been so for 52 weeks or longer. In addition, the unemployment rate for teens 16-19 is over 18%. The Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Homeless Security Authority report the Los Angeles County homeless rate has increased to 23% or more than 57,000 homeless people and families. According to the 2016 survey, Portland, Oregon's poverty rate was 15.4% compared to US poverty rates of 12.7% (source: https://talkpoverty.org/state-year-report/oregon-2016-report/). The unemployment rate for teens 16-19 is 20% (Source: http://www.governing.com/gov-data/economy-finance/youth-employment-unemployment-rate-data-by-state.html)

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?

College Navigation

Help low-income residents navigate through a college education.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Help low income residents find and keep family wage jobs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged 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 satisfied with employment training services

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Job placement and mentoring

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Currently we are helping 26 people in 2017 find and keep family wage jobs.

Number of participants who gain employment

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Job placement and mentoring

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Job placement and mentoring

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Job placement and mentoring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of mentoring

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

Unemployed people, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Job placement and mentoring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals applying skills learned through the organization's training

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Job placement and mentoring

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.

Overall project goals, expected impact and specific, measurable objectives;
- Train 100 people that live at or below the federal poverty level (FPL).
- 50% of participants will successfully enter a higher education program.
- Participants will apply for 10 full time family wage jobs a day, five days a week consistently
- Participants will interview five times a month consistently
- Participants will be responsive to communication within three days of contact via email or phone
- Participants will complete each program milestone prior to applying for full time family wage jobs
- Participant will use Indeed.com to search and track the number of applications and interviews they accomplish each month
- Participants will provide Hunger For Success monthly input on the quality and quantity of job searches emailed by Indeed.com so modifications can be made timely
- 90% of participants will increase their income by 50% in the first year, and another 50% in years two and three.

We are currently networking with high schools, food banks, and working with Vocational Rehab DHS with the state of Oregon and Washington. We have also started to work with recovery programs in Los Angeles and in Battle Ground, Washington to help people in recovery find and keep meaningful work.

In addition we're actively implementing a social media marketing campaign to raise awareness of our training and attract more participants.

In terms of fundraising, we are engaged in local community campaigns, attracting individual donors, and engaging potential smaller corporate partners to provide the necessary resources to engage in specific marketing campaigns to attract more participants.

Description of who will be involved in executing the project and their qualifications for such involvement;
- The founder will be executing the project from the beginning.
- The founder has over 30 years in retail as a trainer, hiring manager, and professional development expert for Fortune 500 companies.
- Has overseen and managed a total of $700 Million in his career.
- Over 20 years consulting with nonprofits as it relates to funding (grant writing), strategic planning, and board training.
- MBA in Nonprofit Management
- Promoted over 100 managers to higher positions and promoted over 1,000 associates to a supervisory level.

Accomplishments:

1. Helped four families find and keep family wage jobs.
2. Currently helping seven more families and are working towards finding them a family wage job while training them on how to write an effective resume and learn several key strategies within the professional development field.

Opportunities:
1. Reaching more participants
2. Helping more people attain college entrance
3. Increase retention and decrease drop out rates and/or lack of engagement when starting the program.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Hunger for Success

Board of directors
as of 8/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Brad Lebowsky

Cindy Cox

Peach Health

Forrest Callahan

Retired Goodwill

Larry Ruben

Training Consultant

Jill Franklin

Los Angeles County

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
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/05/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data