Wide Horizons, Inc.

Empowering sustainable employment for young adults with intellectual and developmental barriers in the workforce.

aka Wide Horizons, Inc.   |   MANTECA, CA   |  http://www.widehorizons4u.org

Mission

We empower aspiring young adults with unique intellectual and developmental barriers in the workforce find sustainable employment. Through Awareness, Acceptance, Support, Inclusion, ​Vocation. we help our participants develop the functional communication tools and specialized techniques that they and potential employers will use to support the participant's vocational contributions in the workplace.

Ruling year info

2019

Co-founder & CEO

Monica Stelmack

Co-Founder & Treasurer

Troy A Stelmack

Main address

1169 S. Main St. #156

MANTECA, CA 95337 USA

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EIN

83-3627155

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

EVOLVE

Expanding Vocational Opportunities by Leveraging Valuable Experiences. Participants work in an "apprenticeship-style" program with various community employers to learn how to work and engage in the workforce. Job coaches facilitate the development of tools and techniques specific to the participant and the place of employment. Over a period of approximately 3 - 7 years, a functional support system is developed across home, transit and work. The participant's goals and aspirations help define this system. Participants then begin to transition out of the program to become an employee of the local, partnering employer. Alternative plans are developed for those who feel they no longer wish to pursue sustainable employment and desire to transition to suitable adult programs.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Adults

Where we work

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?

    We serve young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We survey this population to understand what their barriers to employment are as well as independent living support systems.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We realized communication was a barrier and tools were needed to bridge the gap. We incorporated the use of tablets (Microsoft Surface) as part of the curriculum. These tablets are issued by the organization to the participants. We are currently seeking donations from Microsoft for an initial amount of tablets for our participants.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

    It keeps us focused on what the needs of the people we serve. Our goal is to tailor our solutions to their needs. We avoid "cookie cutter" or "mass-population" solutions. We are compelled to listen so that we can develop an appropriate response to meet the stated needs.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • 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 hard to come up with good questions to ask people,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Wide Horizons, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Troy Stelmack

Delicato Family Wines

Term: 2021 - 2022

Carla Jewett

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

Monica Stelmack

E&J Gallo

Sarah Barrentine

California State University Stanislaus

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 05/25/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-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

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/06/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.