ReSOURCE Annual Report 2019

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2019 ANNUAL REPORT Â 2O .ON EUSSI


DEAR FRIENDS, Life can be full of nasty surprises. If you have strong family support, assets, and personal savings, these surprises can be navigated. But common challenges that all of us have endured can become major problems and can spiral out of control for those without these resources. ReSOURCE helps those who are in this spiral escape and rebuild their lives. Trevor came to ReSOURCE YouthBuild in 2010 hoping for a high school diploma and credentials that would help him find work. He credits YouthBuild for teaching him “hard work and dedication —seeing a project through…and remaining positive because life’s not easy” and acknowledges that these lessons have helped him attain a supervisor job at Costco, and hard-earned financial stability and self-sufficiency. I hear stories like Trevor’s every day and I’m proud to have helped build an organization the past 24 years that provides skills to so many trainees (close to 300 per year) across the state and makes such an important difference in so many people’s lives. The hard work of our trainees inspires and motivates our staff to do more for Vermonters in need and helps us achieve our environmental mission. Your generosity enables ReSOURCE to be innovative, think creatively, and adapt to community and employer needs. Through gifts and grants, our donors continue to provide the support that allows us to offer our extraordinary workforce development, poverty relief and environmental stewardship programs, which in turn, provides opportunities for struggling Vermonters to gain skills they need to move beyond dead end jobs and into careers with real growth potential. None of this would be possible without your support—thank you for your continued investment in ReSOURCE.

Thomas Longstreth Executive Director

_____________________________ Board of Directors Benjamin Bosher, Board President Ben Yousey-Hindes, Vice President Glenn Varricchione, Treasurer Katherine Arthaud, Secretary

Pam Blum Cary Dubé Harry Frank

Charles Ginsburg Sharon Morrison


ANN CRISS

ReSOURCE's environmental mission is the foundation to achieving long-term INTERVIEW BY LARISSA MAE sustainability WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

My family inspires me, and my

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP DIVERTED

friends Sarah, Mina, my dog Poofie, and my classmates in school.

135

HOW DIFFERENT ARE YOU IN REAL LIFE?

TONS OF E-WASTE

I'm pretty much the same in

557,162 REUSABLE ITEMS

real life as I am on social

media. I go to school; I love

756 TONS OF WASTE

FROM VERMONT'S ONLY LANDFILL*

drinking coffee, going out

with my friends. I just happen

*Excluding E-Waste

to photograph and document a lot of it. WHAT'S YOUR STYLE LIKE?

I'm into a lot of really comfortable clothes, flats,

COMPLETED

sneakers (cont'd on p.8)

6

AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS

17

WEATHERIZATION AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

FOR LOW INCOME VERMONTERS "As a local nonprofit, ReSOURCE remains dedicated to continuing to receive reusable products and materials that would otherwise wind up in the waste stream, while performing our good works in the northern and central Vermont service areas." Benjamin A. Bosher ReSOURCE Board President


WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT “The thing I am most proud of is my personal growth. This experience has been life changing and will carry me far into a brighter future.” Bridgit (seen on cover) Every Body Works Participant and Essential Goods Program Assistant

294 TRAINEES ENROLLED

139 TRAINEE GRADUATES

102

TRAINEES CONTINUE IN THEIR PROGRAM

93%

CONSTRUCTION 101 EMPLOYMENT RATE

$14

AVERAGE STARTING WAGE

CAREER PATH CAREER START LEAP YOUTHBUILD EVERY BODY WORKS WORK READINESS TRAINING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONSTRUCTION 101 APPRENTICE-STYLE BEP


COMMUNITY COMMITMENT Tayte often struggled to see the good side of things. After a year with YouthBuild, he discovered a desire to be kind and optimistic about his future. "YouthBuild technically saved my life,” he said. In an early service project, he and his classmates went to Winooski to build garden beds for Nepalese refugees, so they could grow their own food. In return, the Nepalese seniors made everyone naan—a type of bread and staple food from their homeland. Tayte was so touched by this gesture, he began to view his community differently. “I am like 'Wow, we have this really cool community and I never noticed it.’ ” He was eager to learn more about his community and get involved in projects that would allow him to build relationships with others. Near the end of his service term, he volunteered to teach new Americans power tool operations. Not only did he enjoy the experience, he noticed that he was no longer apathetic. “I am hoping they are all doing well. I didn’t know these people a month ago, and now I care about them. It kind of made me think to myself, I’ve definitely become a better person.”


POVERTY RELIEF "In the short time that we have been partners, we have been able to help a single mother of three children who was homeless get beds for her children in their new apartment...We have helped a gentleman transition from hospital to his apartment with some essential furniture, thanks to ReSOURCE." Irene Manion Vermont Catholic Charities

1,900 $60,400 VERMONTERS SERVED

VOUCHERS AWARDED

35 Partners Addison Community Action/ CVOEO Agency of Human Services-Field service Burlington District Age Well Burlington Community Justice Center Burlington Housing Authority Capstone Community Action Chittenden Community Action Chittenden County Treatment Court Church of the Good Shepard Clarina Howard Nichols Center Committee on Temporary Shelter Essex Community Justice Center Greater Barre Community Justice Center Good Samaritan Haven Hope/ Retroworks Howard Center for Human ServicesSchool Services Program Howard Center Developmental Service Howard Center-Human Services Community Support Services only Janet S. Munt Family Room Joint Urban and Ministry Project Lamoille Family Center Lund Family Center Milton Family Community Center Pathways Vermont INC Pathways VT-HUD RRH Safe Harbor Health Centers of Burlington Homeless Healthcare Program Spectrum Youth and Family Services Steps to End Domestic Violence Vermont Foundation of Recovery UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice UVM Home Health & Hospice-Adult Home Health Department U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Vermont Vermont CARES Vermont Catholic Charities Winooski Community Justice Center


FINANCIAL REPORT

Expenses $ 5,424,518

Revenue $ 5,521,705 53% 15% 12% 12% 7% 2% 0%

Social Enterprise Income Government Grants Individual & Corporate Donations Training Fees & Tuition Foundation Grants Other Income Donated Facilities

Current Assets Cash Receivables Inventory Prepaid Expenses

Total Current Assets

$ $ $ $

500,042 530,934 172,045 99,628

$ 1,302,649

Property and Equipment $ 2,823,180 Accumulated Depreciation $(1,010,598) Total Fixed Assets

$ 1,812,582

Other Assets

$

Total Assets

112

$ 3,115,342

50% 20% 18% 10% 1% 1%

Reuse Programs Training Programs Administration YouthBuild Training Poverty Relief Marketing and Outreach

Current Liabilities Accounts Payable Accrued wages and payroll liabilities Store credits Sales tax payable Line of credit Long Term Liabilities Other Liabilities

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

Total Current Liabilities

$ 1,323,453

Net Assets Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Capital Campaign Other Temporarily Restricted Funds Total Net Assets Total Liabilities and Net Assets

*These 2019 Financials have not yet been audited

84,460 209,958 10,946 6,853 160,000 792,356 58,880

$ 1,240,084 $ 526,262 $ 25,543 $ 1,791,889 $ 3,115,342


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