Career Path Services-Employment and Training

Breaking the spirit of poverty through the dignity of work

aka Career Path Services   |   SPOKANE, WA   |  https://careerpathservices.org/

Mission

Career Path Services is a workforce development and human services nonprofit corporation. Empowering People | Enhancing Workforce | Enriching Community

Notes from the nonprofit

We began working with economically disadvantaged adults and youth in 1971. We have stayed true to our roots by continuing to serve, both broadly and more deeply, the varying needs of individuals and families from diverse backgrounds with multiple, intersecting challenges. Our value statements guide staff to foster empathetic, compassionate, inclusive and transformational environments through which participants are empowered to create holistic, strength-based plans to meet their goals of social well-being and economic mobility. To date, we have provided outreach, assessment, case management, resource referral, career coaching and job training services to over 200,000 people seeking employment using our field-tested program models. Our success highlights our commitment to innovative practices, emphasis on continuous improvement, and for the culture we create together with our communities. Our passion is to help people move out of poverty and stay out of poverty.

Ruling year info

1983

CEO

Cami J Eakins

Main address

10 N POST ST STE 200

SPOKANE, WA 99201 USA

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EIN

91-1032846

NTEE code info

Employment Training (J22)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since 1971 Career Path Services has sought to address the drivers of poverty through economic opportunity-while helping employers connect to a skilled workforce. *People in poverty lack access to career pathways and skill development that lead to self-sufficiency. Addressing inequities to employment requires addressing the drivers of poverty including systemic racism and discrimination. *Employers are facing a talent crisis, even under the current pandemic. There is a growing divide between the skills thew labor market needs, and that of the available labor pool. *System partners work in silos with a narrow focus on populations or programs making it difficult to navigate.

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?

Employment and Human Services

Through various federal- and state-funded employment and human service initiatives, our teams serve in the following Washington State areas:

*Benton and Franklin County
*Spokane County
*King County
*Pacific Mountain Region - Grays Harbor County, Lewis County, Mason County, Pacific County, & Thurston County
*Pierce County
*Okanogan, Stevens, Pend Orielle, Lincoln

With advent of virtual services in 2020 we are able to provide services across Washington State and beyond.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

Training for careers in financial services

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Work Experience and Skill Development

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

Employment readiness

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Essential Skill Development

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

System Integration

Population(s) Served
Adults

Employment and Training

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people

Employment and Training

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people

Youth Services 16-24

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Adults

Pilot of Retention Services for those leaving Community Jobs programs. Six months coaching-Job retention, Savings account
Private funding enables us to provide a $500 emergency savings account for each participant.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Best Nonprofits To Work For 2020

The NonProfit Times

Affiliations & memberships

National Association of Workforce Boards 2020

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 clients served

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

At-risk youth, Low-income people, Working poor, Unemployed people, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric shows the number of job seekers served in a Career Path Services program.

Number of participants who gain employment

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

At-risk youth, Low-income people, Working poor, Immigrants, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric shows the number of job seekers who were placed into a job either during or at the end of their program participation.

Number of clients who complete job skills training

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

Dropouts, Low-income people, Working poor, Unemployed people

Related Program

Employment and Human Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric shows the number of job seekers who completed a job training program. This includes OJT, WEX, ITA, WBL, Classroom Training, and Commerce Host Site Enrollments.

Number of Businesses Served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Employment and Human Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric shows the number of businesses that received a service.

Median wage of clients placed into a job

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

Economically disadvantaged people, At-risk youth, Immigrants, Unemployed people

Related Program

Employment and Human Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric shows the median wage of clients who were enrolled in a Career Path Services' program, and who were placed into employment.

Number of clients with program exit

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

Dropouts, Low-income people, Working poor, Immigrants, Unemployed people

Related Program

Employment and Human Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric shows the number of job seekers who exited their program in good standing. It illustrates the number of clients that complete a program enrollment.

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.

The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with accelerating macro-trends of globalization and automation, has laid bare the vulnerable future of the American worker. The world of work, which for generations enabled upward mobility and lifelong stability for laborers, is perpetually shifting. Workers dislocated due to these crises and those struggling with generational poverty and systemic racism have suffered trauma, and technical skills acquisition alone will be insufficient for most to find and keep work with family sustaining wages.

1) Increase Access and Opportunity-Empowering People for careers with family supporting wages by cultivating a passionate and purposeful workforce. We expand job readiness and pathways to meaningful work while also helping build capacity to navigate the tensions of work and home.
2) Address the skill gap-Enhancing Workforce we engage with employers to understand their workforce needs, then inform the system to prepare a skilled workforce
3) Breakdown siloed systems-Enriching Communities by catalyzing collaboration with strategic partners for transformational, system-wide impact on the drivers of poverty and social inequities. As individuals and families are empowered, communities are elevated.

In 2019 we adopted the principles from playing to win , developing an integrated set of choices that enable us to make decision on how to and where we can fulfill our mission and purpose. Our strategy is built on the following themes
*Community Centered: Contributing to and creating prosperous communities by convening partners who have the power to design programs and systems in ways that increase equity and access,
*Expansion: Research and development are required investments for our growth both internally and geographically.
*Creative Innovation: Understanding how disruption is impacting the workforce, recognizing future needs and creating award-winning solutions, providing measurable impact
*Human-Centered: Voice of the customer is crucial in designing programs. Using their input allows us to co-create holistic solutions that foster social equity and meet them on their terms.

This led to development of our Guiding Aspiration
Career Path Services fosters thriving, economically prosperous communities through an interconnected set of solutions that empower individuals to access meaningful employment and financial sustainability, while connecting businessmen to quality employee matches that meet present needs and holds the potential for long-term growth together.
Strategies include:
*Investing deeper in current communities we serve for increased effectiveness and impact
*Growth-Metropolitan areas of Pacific Northwest, expand virtual offerings
*Service Seekers-Unemployed and Underemployed, Asset limited income constrained, underrepresented or untapped workforce
*Business/Industry-those with workforce shortages or need to plan and adapt to the future of work/market change. Sector based approach
*Financial Supporters-Engage and partner with investors who are like minded in purpose and commitment to economic inclusion and social justice.

*Agile human-centered approach to solving adaptive challenges
*Network of empowered teams to build community connections
*Evolving technology infrastructure, systems, policies and tools
*Powerful storytelling that includes performance outcomes and data
*Professional development and cross training throughout organization that ignites passion and cultivates cpacity

PY 19 Contractual Results:
Total Job Seekers Served Served-4,728
Total Businesses Served-2,533
Total Entered Employment or Post-Secondary Education-1,342
Average Hourly Wage $17.53
Total Funding Investment/Economic Impact $13,988,084 Gross Revenue $33,429,679 Economic Impact


Indicators under development
Total engaged in training activities/Skill attainment-
Demographic tracking and evaluation to ensure services are reaching under-served/under-represented
Percentage of unrestricted funding per contract area
Partner Development
Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Stakeholder focus groups

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?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • 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?

    Our support service policy limited haircuts/styling to a $ amount that was inadequate for people textured hair without asking for an exception. This created an additional burden for customers who were Black or People of Color. We removed the $ limit and provide the appropriate amount to meet the participants needs.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Career Path Services-Employment and Training

Board of directors
as of 4/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Baumgarner

Washington Trust Bank

Term: 2018 - 2025

Jason Gray

Attorney

Greg Sypolt

Retired Judge

Rebecca Coufal

Retired Attorney

Stephanie Wall

Wells Fargo

David Olsen

Keller Supply Co

Sarah Lloyd

Soul on Fire Consulting

Angel Betancourt

Betancourt Law

Donna Radcliff

Providence St Joseph Health

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/12/2021

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
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability