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Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group

Your Career Our Mission | Members Helping Members

aka Great Careers Groups   |   Paoli, PA   |  https://greatcareers.org

Mission

To provide career education, resources, support services, and networking connections to individuals, including veterans. We serve the unemployed, the underemployed, the self-employed, and the employed, as well as the organizations (businesses and nonprofits) that may employ them. Whenever possible, we focus on the underrepresented, those unique in entering the civilian workforce, and the disadvantaged (including minorities, gender identity populations, Veterans, and those impacted by ageism). Why? Everyone deserves an opportunity to earn an income.

Notes from the nonprofit

Read our Success Stories https://greatcareers.org/success-stories/

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Ms. Lynne Marie Williams, Ed.D. Candidate

Main address

53 Darby Road Suite F

Paoli, PA 19301 USA

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EIN

82-1115256

NTEE code info

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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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?

Workshops & Networking Events

Website https://greatcareers.org/events
Meetup https://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Area-Great-Careers-Group

Population(s) Served
Adults
Veterans

Where we work

Awards

Small Business Award Winner 2020

Chester & Delaware County SCORE

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 job skills training courses/workshops conducted

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

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

Related Program

Workshops & Networking Events

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Workshops listed on our meetup and events page on our website

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 provide career education, resources, support services, and networking connections to individuals, including veterans. We serve the unemployed, the underemployed, the self-employed, and the employed, as well as the organizations (businesses and nonprofits) that may employ them. Whenever possible, we focus on the underrepresented, those unique in entering the civilian workforce, and the disadvantaged (including minorities, gender identity populations, Veterans, and those impacted by ageism). Why? Everyone deserves an opportunity to earn an income.

Our Value Proposition Statement
We empower an inclusive and diverse multigenerational workforce to optimize the evolving workplace and gig economy through awareness and preparation.

Our Vision
We serve the area workforce and create alliances with businesses and nonprofits to empower everyone who wants to earn an income, including:
workers in transition
unemployed
underemployed
first-time job seekers
career professionals
veterans
the underrepresented
the disadvantaged
others who are less resourced
as they seek employment, advancement, reinvention, or changes in their career.

We do this using:
proven education and support methods
tapping into the best resources available to us
taking advantage of new technologies and methods as they emerge
and continual measurement of our successes and reviews of our ‘lessons learned.’
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Our Values – Fundamental and Aspirational
Our core services are free to all.
We embrace the diversity of the workforce as a DEIB organization.
We acknowledge and respond to the individuality of each person and the unique needs of each organization we serve.

We provide subject matter experts for career education so people can land jobs. We are a DEIBAJ organization and current have an LGBTQ+ Career Support Group.

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group

Board of directors
as of 07/17/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Sean Reynolds

Mark J Raschiatore, CPA, MBA

Steven Rosen, JD, MBA

Tom Nestor

Scott Stevenson

Sean Reynolds

Lynne M. Williams, Ed. Candidate

Christine Lowthert, Ed.D.

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 ? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/15/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/05/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.