FITRAH, Inc.

Foster-Youth In Transition Rise Above Hope

Sacramento, CA   |  www.fitrah.org

Mission

We create real opportunities for vulnerable youth in our community- those aging out of the foster care system, court-involved, homeless, or out of school. We want to give them a real paid job combined with mentorship so that they can harness their potential and have a better outcome with their education, their work, and their lives.

Ruling year info

2019

Founder/President

Nadia Niazi

Main address

372 Florin Rd #176

Sacramento, CA 95831 USA

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Formerly known as

Unify Women Inc.

EIN

82-3212876

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

Management & Technical Assistance (O02)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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Job training

As young people transition from foster care, they often lack the guidance and support that traditional or adoptive families provide. We recognize this at FITRAH and so we have adapted a training/working model combined with a mentoring program that addresses these gaps. With the right skills training, work experience, and support, we are helping young people gain a footing to live and earn independently in order to build a stable future for themselves.
The FITRAH program consists of two portions; work placement and mentoring. The participants are placed in paid work because at FITRAH, we believe work does work. This work experience equips them with essential skills so they are able to secure a paid job after graduating from our program. The second portion provides each participant with guidance and a personalized roadmap of the skills they need for an independent future.
As participants come on to the program, they begin to receive payment just as they would if they were in regular paid work. The security of a paid position is a central aspect of the FITRAH program as this means the participants are immediately able to pay their way. Whilst they learn on-the-job, they also acquire new and transferable skills. Among some of the competencies that the program teaches are job readiness, financial literacy, and interpersonal skills training.
The youth also get paid to work on themselves, the "me" job. This mentoring portion of the program focuses on creating a personal roadmap for the future which includes resume writing, interview skills, time management, as well as reaching personal milestones like obtaining an ID or opening a bank account.
Youths enrolled in this program benefit from one-to-one guidance, and regular meetings with an assigned mentor to track their personal development. They also have support from other participants and program alumni.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
At-risk youth

Where we work

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Financials

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FITRAH, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/15/2021
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Board chair

Nadia Niazi

FITRAH Inc.

Term: 2019 -

Mariam El Mensawi

McGeorge Law University

Jihan El-Saouda

Porter-Scott Attorneys

Phyllis Needleman

San Juan School District

Ingrid Rosten

Self employed

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 ? 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