Connections to Success was locally founded 16 years ago and today has locations in the St. Louis Metro Area and Kansas City. As evaluated by Mathematica Policy Research and Social Policy Research, Connections to Success' model is an evidence-based practice with consistent outcomes of 70% job retention after 9 months, 82% earnings change within 6 months of employment, and 92% of those paired with a mentor, do not return to prison within 1 year (compared to 66% nationally). The organization identifies adults who are committed to change and supports them with hope, resources, and a proven plan that helps them overcome barriers to employment. Since 2000, Connections to Success has walked alongside more than 3,600 adults in their journey towards economic independence.
And knowing how important first impressions are in the job search process, we have suited 800 veterans in just the last 3 years. It's just a small gesture of gratitude we can do for the sacrifice these individuals have made for our country. Connections to Success' Gold Level GuideStar profile can be found at: http://www.guidestar.org/profile/43-1859283