PROJECT HIRED

Career Consulting and More for Individuals with Disabilitis

San Carlos, CA   |  http://www.projecthired.org

Mission

Project HIRED is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission “to assist individuals with disabilities to gain and to sustain employment.” Founded in 1978 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1985, Project HIRED was created with a commitment to empower individuals with disabilities to become independent job seekers and to focus on ability. For more than 40 years, Project HIRED has been a leading job search support agency in the San Francisco Bay Area; with evolving programs to meeting our communities growing needs.

Ruling year info

1985

Principal Officer

Ms. Sharon Winston

Main address

2505 Eaton Ave

San Carlos, CA 94070 USA

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EIN

77-0050319

NTEE code info

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

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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?

Client Services

Project HIRED's program transforms, through crucial skills training and education, under-resource individuals with disabilities into thriving employees who can provide for themselves and their families. This program increases each client's chance of obtaining a competitive job through a structured 5-module system. Each module utilizes both one-on-one and group support techniques:

1. Clarify Job Focus
2. Resumes & Applications
3. Job Searching
4. Interviewing
5. Placement & Retention

Along with the-module system, Project HIRED provides free monthly workshops in the following areas:

1. Personal & Career Assessment
2. Career Exploration
3. Targeting your Resume
4. Networking Strategies
5. Understanding Job Interviews
6. Mock Interviewing
7. Americans with Disabilities Act & Asking for Accommodations
8. Navigating your Job Offer
9. Career Success

Project HIRED offers the following hands-on services to all clients enrolled in our program:
-One-on-one support with Career Counselors to develop career goals and solidify an employment plan
-Job development, outreach, and advocacy
-Networking through our Guest Speaker Sessions and employer recruiting events
-Technology Resource Center
-Personalized job matching, job board tutorials and assistance with job applications with an on-staff Job Matcher
-Individual resume and cover letter critique sessions
-Disability disclosure and accommodations requests consulting
-3-6 months of job retention support and continued education

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Unemployed people

Where we work

Awards

NOD--2018 Disability Employer Seal award 2018

NOD

Affiliations & memberships

National Organization of Disabilities 2020

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Unemployed and low income individuals who are disabled.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Request for feedback via emails after all events and workshops,

  • 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, to improve operations such as the virtual experience, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    When we went to a virtual delivery model we began and continue to ask for constant feedback on how to make the experience valuable and engaging. We have tried a variety of speakers and formats. We have learned how to select effective and engaging speakers to our events. We have developed checklists, speaker tips and scripts to illustrate and share what we have learned. The staff has taken zoom classes to learn how to manage virtual meetings. We even offer a course to our clients now on how to use zoom and specifically how to interview effectively using the medium.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We have always made our clients feel like partners by asking for their feedback and process suggestions. We have continued that practice as we shifted to this new delivery model---where that has been more important than ever before.

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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PROJECT HIRED

Board of directors
as of 02/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jeff Jacobs

Director, Talent Development & Employee Experience Business Partner at Adobe

Term: 2016 - 2024


Board co-chair

Rani Mani

Head of Global Employee Advocacy at Adobe

Term: 2019 - 2024

Cheryl Wong

President at Kan Wealth Management

Noel Kreidler

President, Kreidler Solutions

Grant Doster

SVP, Professional Services Western Region at Lee Hecht Harrison

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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 2/16/2022

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 with a disability

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Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/03/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.