Impacting one person, one community, at a time
CareerWork$® provides training and access for young adults from low-income communities to entry-level positions with career growth potential in banking and healthcare. Our BankWork$® program shows an enormous impact on graduates, employers, and communities.
Income more than doubles for graduates in the first three years.
The employment rate is 39 percentage points higher for graduates versus non-completers.
Annual lifetime earnings are $1M higher than non-participants.
More than half of participants are bilingual or multilingual.
82% of program graduates are people of color.
These independently validated outcomes are the result of an analysis conducted by Kinetic West in April 2020.
Our programs create career opportunities
We connect candidates who want stable, lasting careers with employers who are looking for their talent, and the skills and training to succeed.
BankWork$® started in Los Angeles in 2006 in partnership with JVS SoCal with one class, a few bank partners, and 10 graduates. Since then, our program has expanded to include more than 80 banks, 13 cities, and has helped launch over 4000+ careers in banking.
Our free training program provides the skills needed for career-growth positions like teller, customer service representative, relationship banker, and personal banker.
CareerWork$ Medical® connects candidates with roles in non-clinical healthcare, creating opportunities for advancement and promotion. Over eight weeks, young adults prepare for non-clinical roles that can launch careers in healthcare, such as customer service representative, patient service coordinator, family support specialist, and medical insurance biller.
CareerWork$® Ready provides community organizations with curricula to offer virtual or in-person training for job seekers in underserved communities. CareerWork$ Ready focuses on hard skills, such as resume writing and interview practice, and the people and communication skills needed to land and keep a job. Job coaches support students through the process step by step.
Lisa Baldwin was feeling professionally stuck. In October 2021, she was working full time in a warehouse, but neither that nor her previous roles were helping her achieve her personal goals. While looking for an opportunity to start a new