ADULT LIFE TRAINING INC

Rebuilding our world, one life at a time

Fort Wayne, IN   |  alt-fw.org

Mission

To holistically improve the lives of our community through training, mentorship, and example.

Notes from the nonprofit

All volunteer organization that works with public and other NPOs to relieve the burden of government by providing financial literacy training, computer job skills training, and cultural re-alignment to build confidence and marketable job skills in veterans, seniors, ex-prisoners, generational social dependents, and other vulnerable populations.

Ruling year info

2005

CEO

Mr. John Nash Jr.

Main address

3301 E Coliseum Blvd, RM 136 % Abundant Life

Fort Wayne, IN 46805 USA

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EIN

59-3782924

NTEE code info

Employment Training (J22)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many people are not able to support themselves with dignity, especially in the COVID economic crisis. Prior to COVID 80% of Americans could not afford to miss one paycheck without having financial hardship, and with the deprivations and massive job loss caused by the government imposed COVID restrictions and political mechanizations in Washington D.C. job loss is extensive, debts are out of control, and when the moratorium on student loans, foreclosures, and rental evictions are lifted a third of more of Americans can find themselves homeless overnight. Before COVID many Americans were on food stamps and some were generational social dependents - their professional occupation is asking organizations to provide for them financially - now even more must have social support just to have food. This is not sustainable.

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?

Senior Aides

Adult Life Training, Inc. offered training in several employment and life skills related areas:
1. Computer Job Skills
2. DWD WIN System
3. Financial Literacy
4. Personal Responsibility and Time Management
5. Business English Literacy
6. Individual tutoring

Population(s) Served
Adults
Unemployed people

Provide public access to Internet using WiFi or workstations.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Unemployed people

Nine week video and mentoring classes using purchased curriculum from Ramsey Solutions, "Financial Peace University".

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged 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 served

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

Seniors, Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people, Domestic workers, Self-employed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Does not include walk in public and those who do not sign the attendance sheet. Cautious estimate 200 non-duplicated persons.

Number of hours of training

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

participants time hours taught

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.

To holistically improve the lives of our community through training, mentor-ship, and example. We want everyone to be able to support themselves with dignity. In particular we focus on training Americans in Financial Literacy to have an emergency fund so they can wait out economic downturns for three to six months without financial stress, pay off all existing debt and refuse to accept new debt so their costs during financial hardship is more easily manageable, and investing properly for their children's post secondary education and employment and for their own retirement so they are not dependent upon public assistance or social security. We train generational social dependents and other displaced workers in working class culture and marketable job skills in cooperation with Federal, State, and local agencies so that they get and keep sustained un-subsidized employment. We have done this for 19 years as of February 2, 2021 and we are very effective.

Adult Life Training, Inc. offered training in several employment and life skills related areas:
1. Computer Job Skills - in-person with our own market job skills based curricula
2. DWD WIN System - in cooperation with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development
3. Financial Literacy - using purchased Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University curricula in-person and via Zoom
4. Personal Responsibility and Time Management - in person training
5. Business English Literacy - in person using professional level business publications
6. On-demand individual tutoring
7. Technical Support for other area public charities and to help them adopt instructional approaches we have mastered

We use State DWD curriculum for hard job skills training, purchased Ramsey FPU curriculum for financial literacy training, and in-house developed curriculum for computer job skills training. Our in-person trainees are immersed and a working class environment to build confidence in getting and staying employed, and do job search and apply for jobs each week until they remain employed.

We have highly skilled technical human capital, and physical assets such as a multi-media meeting room, and a computer lab area. Total hardware capital is one server and nine workstations with BOTH Linux and Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise, using LibreOffice, Microsoft Office 2019, Microsoft Office 365, on modern business grade computers with six-core 3.5GHz processors, 8 gig RAM and 256G SSDs.

We work together with State and local organizations to transfer winning techniques to other organizations to reduce duplication of services and increase impact through our communities. We are an all volunteer organization and all funds go directly to he work, not to "administrative" or other cost burden.

We have a high un-subsidized employment rate (33%-50%) based upon feedback from referring agencies, and in the last five years have seen our patrons pay off over $600,000 in debt and increase their savings mend tens of thousands of dollars. During year 2020 the COVID restrictions shut down our in-person employment training and so we adapted and conducted financial literacy training using Zoom teleconferencing. In year 2020 we helped about the same number of people using Zoom as we had in the prior five years together, and had a slightly higher completion rate (17% vs 15%) in year 2020. We also mentored two other local organizations in starting their own financial literacy classes.

Next we need to develop effective youth financial literacy and employment curricula and find a way to help people who cannot use a computer sufficiently to participate via Zoom to replace in-person classes. To continue our good work in Financial Literacy we need to purchase another annual site license, and donations are needed.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Community meetings/Town halls, personal comments,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Manuals were changed to use more pictures as some are not English first language speakers or have difficulty reading.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    sometimes people are reluctant to speak their mind,

Financials

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ADULT LIFE TRAINING INC

Board of directors
as of 2/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. John Nash

American Programmers Independent, LLC.

Term: 2013 - 2020

John Nash

American Programmers Independent, LLC.

Philip Lock

SIRVA

Jolene Nash

Purdue Fort Wayne (Nursing Instructor)

Paula Echols

Citizen

John Nash 3rd

Fort Wayne Door

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/09/2021

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
Male, 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

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/09/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • 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.