TEENWORKS

Organization name: Gene B. Glick Company

Program Type

Work-based learning programs

Ages Served:

12-18 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: The Gene B. Glick Company partners with TeenWorks to provide summer and year-round employment opportunities to aspiring students of color in order to prepare young adults for college, career, and community. TeenWorks participants are placed onsite at Glick properties to learn property management and maintenance technician skills. TeenWorks participants are matched to property management and maintenance supervisors onsite. The Gene B. Glick Company normally places TeenWorks participants at 1 to 2 properties per year.
Success Metrics: Success and impact is measured by TeenWorks’ overall program metrics: 94% of participants in Indianapolis and 86% of participants in Muncie completed the six-week summer program with a daily attendance rate of 96% in Indianapolis. 99% of teens report understanding the importance of high school graduation and its correlation to gaining long-term employment. 95% of teens demonstrate an understanding of career opportunities in various industries. 95% of teens demonstrate an awareness of employment resources. 99% of teens demonstrate personal branding skills as assessed during mock interview. 94% of teens demonstrate proficiency in employability skills by earning a 2.5 or better on the Employability Skills Rubric. 90% of teens report an increase in their professional network. 95% of teens report having knowledge about types of financial institutions and be able to identify those institutions. 98% of teens will establish a basic budget. 78% of teens will maintain a direct deposit account. 93% Percentage of TeenWorks seniors go on to some form of post-secondary education or training.

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

25

Black or African Americans Annually Served

70-80%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

10-20%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $25,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: The Gene B. Glick Company/Glick Philanthropies founded TeenWorks in 1981 (formally PRO 100). Over the past 40 years, Glick has invested approximately $25 million in the program that has served approximately 7,000 teens.

Contact Information

Organization Name: Gene B. Glick Company
Website: https://www.genebglick.com/
Respondents Name: Ryan Brady
Email: ryan.brady@glickco.com

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