2019 ANNUAL REPORT
For the first time in my life, I am confident, and I have completed something on my own to fulfill my passion. I’m taking those skills with me as I look for a job in a company that is the right fit for me to build and grow my career.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
I am proud and grateful to share with you how transformative and unprecedented 2019 was for Back on My Feet. We received our largest single gift to date — a $550,000 investment from the Stand Together Foundation. We also launched our 13th chapter in Denver. We welcomed new partners to our circle — HOKA ONE ONE® and Solgar, a division of Nature’s Bounty, to name a few. We received some accolades from major news outlets — The Guardian, Forbes. com, The New York Post, yahoo.com — and were even featured on CNN’s Great Big Story video channel. Most exciting to me, we took our learnings from 2018 and really focused on our program to achieve amazing results. In 2019 we employed more than 700 members, a 35% YOY increase, something we are incredibly proud of.
To accomplish and deliver such impact and results took hard work.
In 2019 we challenged ourselves to make bold changes in our organizational processes and structures. We evolved into a new operating model that puts investment in our program — and our members — first.
We better defined and leaned into clear core values, and we focused on our mission: sustainably employing as many members as possible. Ever dedicated to our members, our success would not be possible without our staff’s drive and passion. From one-on-ones to runs to workshops, they provide members with guiding support in times of uncertainty and help them chart their journeys forward. I am ever grateful for all that they do.
To our countless volunteers, our corporate, foundation and non-profit partners, our National Board and all our supporters and donors — thank you for continuously supporting our mission to transform peoples’ lives. It is because of you that we can provide the community, trainings, employment opportunities and housing resources our members need to achieve a life of independence. With your support, we look forward to continuing to innovate, build new transformative partnerships and change even more lives.