Constructing Hope Pre- Apprenticeship Program

Portland, OR   |  http://www.constructinghope.org

Mission

Constructing Hope's mission is to rebuild the lives of people in our community by encouraging self-sufficiency through skills training and education in the construction industry. We provide no-cost, ten-week construction training programs, placement services, and career advancement support. We serve people of color, people coming from incarceration, and low-income adults. A youth summer camp provides skills, motivation, and construction career pathways. Constructing Hope's goals are to 1. help the long-term unemployed attain sustainable careers, 2. increase workforce diversity, 3. reduce recidivism, and 4. meet hiring needs in the construction industry

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Ms. Pat Daniels

Main address

405 NE Church St

Portland, OR 97211 USA

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Formerly known as

Irvington Covenant Community Development Corporation

EIN

93-1155647

NTEE code info

Employment Training (J22)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The mission of Constructing Hope is to rebuild the lives of people in our community by encouraging self-sufficiency through skills training and education in the construction industry. At Constructing Hope we serve people of color, returning citizens and low-income adults. A youth summer camp provides skills, motivation, and construction career pathways.

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?

Adult Construction Program

No-cost, 10-week, construction skills and life skills pre-apprenticeship construction training program for disadvantaged men and women. Students learn: Construction Skills, Blueprint Reading, Applied Math, Safety, Career Awareness, Financial Management, Workplace Expectations, Construction Culture, Communications, Certifications, Plan for Life Success.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Unemployed people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries Certified Pre-Apprenticeship Program 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 adult learners enrolled

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

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Adult Construction Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These results reflect the number of graduates of our pre-apprenticeship training program each year. *Numbers for 2020 are reduced due to COVID-19.

Number of participants who gain employment

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

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Adult Construction Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Post Constructing Hope pre-apprenticeship training program career placement numbers. *Numbers for 2020 are reduced due to COVID-19.

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.

Constructing Hope's GOALS are to:
Help the long-term unemployed attain sustainable careers.
Increase workforce diversity.
Reduce recidivism.
Meet hiring needs in the construction industry.

HELP people of color, unemployed people, the formerly incarcerated, and low-income individuals re-enter the workforce and attain middle-class wages.

SUPPORT those with the highest unemployment rates, fewest career options, and weakest safety net.

ENGAGE young people to learn that they have the opportunities, abilities, and confidence for career and life success.

ADDRESS diversity in the workforce to produce systemic change.

Adult Training Program - We provide a no-cost, 10-week construction skills and life skills pre-apprenticeship training program for disadvantaged men and women.

Career Advancement Support Services - Construction pathway jobs that lead to apprenticeships, and other employment. Through construction apprenticeships, our graduates secure good-paying jobs in careers that can be mastered without a college degree. We provide three years of career placement, mentorship, and supportive services.

Building Equity Program - Constructing Hope's response to the disparities our formerly incarcerated students and graduates endure in housing, employment, financial assistance and more. The program works with current students and graduates to clear their criminal records and assist with obtaining an Oregon Drivers License (new or reinstated.)

Youth Summer Program - Five-week program for skills, motivation and career awareness to enter a career path in the construction trades.

We provide construction career training to 85 adults each year, place at least 65 in new careers, and provide career retention and advancement services for 60-70. We serve 25 high school age youth through our summer program. Average starting wage for a graduate of our adults pre-apprenticeship training program is $21.29/hour.
Since 1995 we have impacted the lives of more than 1,290 graduates and their families.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve people of color, people coming from incarceration and low-income adults.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

  • 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 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?

    Creation of our Building Equity program to assist students and graduates with drivers license re-instatement and expungement.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

    Asking for feedback from our participants gives them an active voice in our programming, now and in the future. It allows us to tailor or training and services to meet the ever-changing needs of our population.

  • 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, 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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Constructing Hope Pre- Apprenticeship Program

Board of directors
as of 7/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Mel Jones

JE Dunn

Dewey Amos

Mortenson Construction

Senator Robert Boyer

Retired Oregon State Senator

Michael Burch

Pacific NW Regional Council of Carpenters Local No. 1503

Joe Calderon

Sterling-Pacific Construction

Zack Culver

Laborers' International Union of North American Local No. 737

David Drinkward

Hoffman Construction Company

Keith Edwards

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Ninth District, retired

Anne Fishe

ARF Architecture

Art Hiemstra

First Interstate Bank

Angela Watkins

Minority Construction Group

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/10/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.