CareerCatchers (careercatchers.org) provides personalized career counseling services for 500 clients annually. Of those seen intensively, about 75% find new or better jobs (in 2018 the annualized aggregate value of those jobs was nearly $5 million); 80% participate in training; and 70% received post-job placement support. CareerCatchers’ customized approach helps domestic violence victims, immigrants, disadvantaged youths and disabled, low-income and homeless clients on the path to employment that pays a living wage.
HEADQUARTERED: Silver Spring
SERVES: Montgomery County
WHAT A DONATION BUYS:
• $250 provides a resume, cover letter and skills assessment.
• $1,000 covers intensive support, from intake through job retention.
• $10,000 builds capacity.
• One day: Help complete online job applications, conduct mock interviews or lead a workshop.
• Weekly: Assist with the Job Club or act as a workplace mentor.