ROOTS OF SUCCESS

ROOTS OF SUCCESS

ROOTS OF SUCCESS

ROOTS OF SUCCESS

ROOTS OF SUCCESS

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At Avenue Scholars Foundation, we prepare students for high demand careers that require an associate degree or less.
At Avenue Scholars Foundation, we prepare students for high demand careers that require an associate degree or less.
At Avenue Scholars Foundation, we prepare students for high demand careers that require an associate degree or less.
At Avenue Scholars Foundation, we prepare students for high demand careers that require an associate degree or less.
At Avenue Scholars Foundation, we prepare students for high demand careers that require an associate degree or less.

JUNIOR YEAR

  • Take the Avenue Scholars class.
  • Explore career options and your own strengths.
  • Create a written plan for your future.
  • Become a stronger student and employee.
  • Find part-time work.
  • Work with your Avenue Scholars Career Coaches to solve problems.

SENIOR YEAR

  • Take the Avenue Scholars class.
  • Take career classes at Metropolitan Community College or in your high school.
  • Apply for the Horatio Alger Career Scholarship.
  • Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  • Graduate from high school.

CAREER PREPARATION

After high school, prepare for your career:

Metropolitan Community College Option:

  • Enroll in one of the approved career programs at MCC.
  • Receive tuition assistance from Metropolitan Community College.
  • Or receive the all expenses paid Horatio Alger Career Scholarship.
  • Live on the UNO campus, at home, or on your own. (Application/Selection process required.)
  • Work with ASF Career Coaches and MCC Navigators to ensure success.

Straight to Work Option:

  • Participate in career readiness program.
  • Get career training specific to your career goals.
  • Find part-time work and internships.
  • Work with ASF Career Coaches to ensure success.

BEGIN YOUR CAREER

  • Get help finding and keeping a job you love.
  • Make a good salary.
  • Live on your own.
  • Continue to work with your Career Coaches to succeed in the adult world.

JUNIOR YEAR

  • Take the Avenue Scholars class.
  • Explore career options and your own strengths.
  • Create a written plan for your future.
  • Become a stronger student and employee.
  • Find part-time work.
  • Work with your Avenue Scholars Career Coaches to solve problems.

SENIOR YEAR

  • Take the Avenue Scholars class.
  • Take career classes at Metropolitan Community College or in your high school.
  • Apply for the Horatio Alger Career Scholarship.
  • Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  • Graduate from high school.

CAREER PREPARATION

After high school, prepare for your career:

Metropolitan Community College Option:

  • Enroll in one of the approved career programs at MCC.
  • Receive tuition assistance from Metropolitan Community College.
  • Or receive the all expenses paid Horatio Alger Career Scholarship.
  • Live on the UNO campus, at home, or on your own. (Application/Selection process required.)
  • Work with ASF Career Coaches and MCC Navigators to ensure success.

Straight to Work Option:

  • Participate in career readiness program.
  • Get career training specific to your career goals.
  • Find part-time work and internships.
  • Work with ASF Career Coaches to ensure success.

BEGIN YOUR CAREER

  • Get help finding and keeping a job you love.
  • Make a good salary.
  • Live on your own.
  • Continue to work with your Career Coaches to succeed in the adult world.

JUNIOR YEAR

  • Take the Avenue Scholars class.
  • Explore career options and your own strengths.
  • Create a written plan for your future.
  • Become a stronger student and employee.
  • Find part-time work.
  • Work with your Avenue Scholars Career Coaches to solve problems.

SENIOR YEAR

  • Take the Avenue Scholars class.
  • Take career classes at Metropolitan Community College or in your high school.
  • Apply for the Horatio Alger Career Scholarship.
  • Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  • Graduate from high school.

CAREER PREPARATION

After high school, prepare for your career:

Metropolitan Community College Option:

  • Enroll in one of the approved career programs at MCC.
  • Receive tuition assistance from Metropolitan Community College.
  • Or receive the all expenses paid Horatio Alger Career Scholarship.
  • Live on the UNO campus, at home, or on your own. (Application/Selection process required.)
  • Work with ASF Career Coaches and MCC Navigators to ensure success.

Straight to Work Option:

  • Participate in career readiness program.
  • Get career training specific to your career goals.
  • Find part-time work and internships.
  • Work with ASF Career Coaches to ensure success.

BEGIN YOUR CAREER

  • Get help finding and keeping a job you love.
  • Make a good salary.
  • Live on your own.
  • Continue to work with your Career Coaches to succeed in the adult world.

JUNIOR YEAR

  • Take the Avenue Scholars class.
  • Explore career options and your own strengths.
  • Create a written plan for your future.
  • Become a stronger student and employee.
  • Find part-time work.
  • Work with your Avenue Scholars Career Coaches to solve problems.

SENIOR YEAR

  • Take the Avenue Scholars class.
  • Take career classes at Metropolitan Community College or in your high school.
  • Apply for the Horatio Alger Career Scholarship.
  • Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  • Graduate from high school.

CAREER PREPARATION

After high school, prepare for your career:

Metropolitan Community College Option:

  • Enroll in one of the approved career programs at MCC.
  • Receive tuition assistance from Metropolitan Community College.
  • Or receive the all expenses paid Horatio Alger Career Scholarship.
  • Live on the UNO campus, at home, or on your own. (Application/Selection process required.)
  • Work with ASF Career Coaches and MCC Navigators to ensure success.

Straight to Work Option:

  • Participate in career readiness program.
  • Get career training specific to your career goals.
  • Find part-time work and internships.
  • Work with ASF Career Coaches to ensure success.

BEGIN YOUR CAREER

  • Get help finding and keeping a job you love.
  • Make a good salary.
  • Live on your own.
  • Continue to work with your Career Coaches to succeed in the adult world.

JUNIOR YEAR

  • Take the Avenue Scholars class.
  • Explore career options and your own strengths.
  • Create a written plan for your future.
  • Become a stronger student and employee.
  • Find part-time work.
  • Work with your Avenue Scholars Career Coaches to solve problems.

SENIOR YEAR

  • Take the Avenue Scholars class.
  • Take career classes at Metropolitan Community College or in your high school.
  • Apply for the Horatio Alger Career Scholarship.
  • Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  • Graduate from high school.

CAREER PREPARATION

After high school, prepare for your career:

Metropolitan Community College Option:

  • Enroll in one of the approved career programs at MCC.
  • Receive tuition assistance from Metropolitan Community College.
  • Or receive the all expenses paid Horatio Alger Career Scholarship.
  • Live on the UNO campus, at home, or on your own. (Application/Selection process required.)
  • Work with ASF Career Coaches and MCC Navigators to ensure success.

Straight to Work Option:

  • Participate in career readiness program.
  • Get career training specific to your career goals.
  • Find part-time work and internships.
  • Work with ASF Career Coaches to ensure success.

BEGIN YOUR CAREER

  • Get help finding and keeping a job you love.
  • Make a good salary.
  • Live on your own.
  • Continue to work with your Career Coaches to succeed in the adult world.
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PROGRAM GUARANTEES

Avenue Scholars Foundation aspires for each student it serves to complete our program having satisfied the following guarantees:

Education/Training
A committed ASF participant graduates from high school, completes relevant career education or training, and is goal oriented toward an ASF-approved pathway.

Work Experience
A committed ASF participant demonstrates a successful work history (standard of 150 hours of part-time employment for high school students, and $1,500 earned annually from part-time employment in a career-related field for students at the postsecondary level).

Work-Ready Skills
A committed ASF participant demonstrates work-ready habits and skills, including responsibility, work ethic, communication, positive attitude, professionalism, teamwork, and problem solving.

Attendance
A committed ASF participant demonstrates consistent attendance at school, work, and ASF engagements.

Financial & Personal Well-being
A committed ASF participant demonstrates the ability to:
1. Overcome barriers to employment, financial, physical, and mental well-being
2. Access community resources and services when necessary.

PROGRAM GUARANTEES

Avenue Scholars Foundation aspires for each student it serves to complete our program having satisfied the following guarantees:

Education/Training
A committed ASF participant graduates from high school, completes relevant career education or training, and is goal oriented toward an ASF-approved pathway.

Work Experience
A committed ASF participant demonstrates a successful work history (standard of 150 hours of part-time employment for high school students, and $1,500 earned annually from part-time employment in a career-related field for students at the postsecondary level).

Work-Ready Skills
A committed ASF participant demonstrates work-ready habits and skills, including responsibility, work ethic, communication, positive attitude, professionalism, teamwork, and problem solving.

Attendance
A committed ASF participant demonstrates consistent attendance at school, work, and ASF engagements.

Financial & Personal Well-being
A committed ASF participant demonstrates the ability to:
1. Overcome barriers to employment, financial, physical, and mental well-being
2. Access community resources and services when necessary.

PROGRAM GUARANTEES

Avenue Scholars Foundation aspires for each student it serves to complete our program having satisfied the following guarantees:

Education/Training
A committed ASF participant graduates from high school, completes relevant career education or training, and is goal oriented toward an ASF-approved pathway.

Work Experience
A committed ASF participant demonstrates a successful work history (standard of 150 hours of part-time employment for high school students, and $1,500 earned annually from part-time employment in a career-related field for students at the postsecondary level).

Work-Ready Skills
A committed ASF participant demonstrates work-ready habits and skills, including responsibility, work ethic, communication, positive attitude, professionalism, teamwork, and problem solving.

Attendance
A committed ASF participant demonstrates consistent attendance at school, work, and ASF engagements.

Financial & Personal Well-being
A committed ASF participant demonstrates the ability to:
1. Overcome barriers to employment, financial, physical, and mental well-being
2. Access community resources and services when necessary.

PROGRAM GUARANTEES

Avenue Scholars Foundation aspires for each student it serves to complete our program having satisfied the following guarantees:

Education/Training
A committed ASF participant graduates from high school, completes relevant career education or training, and is goal oriented toward an ASF-approved pathway.

Work Experience
A committed ASF participant demonstrates a successful work history (standard of 150 hours of part-time employment for high school students, and $1,500 earned annually from part-time employment in a career-related field for students at the postsecondary level).

Work-Ready Skills
A committed ASF participant demonstrates work-ready habits and skills, including responsibility, work ethic, communication, positive attitude, professionalism, teamwork, and problem solving.

Attendance
A committed ASF participant demonstrates consistent attendance at school, work, and ASF engagements.

Financial & Personal Well-being
A committed ASF participant demonstrates the ability to:
1. Overcome barriers to employment, financial, physical, and mental well-being
2. Access community resources and services when necessary.

PROGRAM GUARANTEES

Avenue Scholars Foundation aspires for each student it serves to complete our program having satisfied the following guarantees:

Education/Training
A committed ASF participant graduates from high school, completes relevant career education or training, and is goal oriented toward an ASF-approved pathway.

Work Experience
A committed ASF participant demonstrates a successful work history (standard of 150 hours of part-time employment for high school students, and $1,500 earned annually from part-time employment in a career-related field for students at the postsecondary level).

Work-Ready Skills
A committed ASF participant demonstrates work-ready habits and skills, including responsibility, work ethic, communication, positive attitude, professionalism, teamwork, and problem solving.

Attendance
A committed ASF participant demonstrates consistent attendance at school, work, and ASF engagements.

Financial & Personal Well-being
A committed ASF participant demonstrates the ability to:
1. Overcome barriers to employment, financial, physical, and mental well-being
2. Access community resources and services when necessary.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Avenue Scholars provides additional support services to students at the high school, college and career level. Students are served by a full time Counselor who provides assistance through short-term counseling, crisis intervention, problem solving, navigation of the child welfare system and juvenile courts, connection to community resources, and small group experiences. Our counseling staff is available to meet with students in their high school or college, in office, or conduct home visits when requested. Avenue Scholars Foundation works in collaboration with all school guidance offices and personnel. The counseling staff at Avenue Scholars is trained and licensed in mental health counseling and works with individual students and their families as needed. If you are interested in learning more about these services or have questions, please contact our Director of Student Support Kelly Bernadt at (402) 991-5471.

Groups Facilitated by Avenue Scholars Foundation (ASF):

Flourish is a group that was developed to meet educational and support needs of Avenue Scholars female students in regards to social issues and concerns, addressing topics such as women’s health and wellness, unhealthy and/or violent relationships, substance abuse, body image and self-esteem deficits. The goal of Flourish is to empower our female students to make positive and healthy choices that will aid them in meeting their social, academic and career goals.

Men of Standard is the new fellowship group of Avenue Scholars Foundation dedicated to the male students and staff members. The group meets for food and fellowship, attends community events and enjoys each other’s company around a “dinner table” type atmosphere, discussing issues related to healthy relationships, personal health and wellness, drug and alcohol awareness and distraction control.

EMPOWER was designed to educate students about healthy coping skills, problem solving, and to connect students to peer support, and is available to all Avenue Scholars students. This group is available for students who are referred to the counseling staff by an ASF staff member, who identifies them as needing additional support in collaboration with the Avenue Scholars curriculum and program experiences.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Avenue Scholars provides additional support services to students at the high school, college and career level. Students are served by a full time Counselor who provides assistance through short-term counseling, crisis intervention, problem solving, navigation of the child welfare system and juvenile courts, connection to community resources, and small group experiences. Our counseling staff is available to meet with students in their high school or college, in office, or conduct home visits when requested. Avenue Scholars Foundation works in collaboration with all school guidance offices and personnel. The counseling staff at Avenue Scholars is trained and licensed in mental health counseling and works with individual students and their families as needed. If you are interested in learning more about these services or have questions, please contact our Director of Student Support Kelly Bernadt at (402) 991-5471.

Groups Facilitated by Avenue Scholars Foundation (ASF):

Flourish is a group that was developed to meet educational and support needs of Avenue Scholars female students in regards to social issues and concerns, addressing topics such as women’s health and wellness, unhealthy and/or violent relationships, substance abuse, body image and self-esteem deficits. The goal of Flourish is to empower our female students to make positive and healthy choices that will aid them in meeting their social, academic and career goals.

Men of Standard is the new fellowship group of Avenue Scholars Foundation dedicated to the male students and staff members. The group meets for food and fellowship, attends community events and enjoys each other’s company around a “dinner table” type atmosphere, discussing issues related to healthy relationships, personal health and wellness, drug and alcohol awareness and distraction control.

EMPOWER was designed to educate students about healthy coping skills, problem solving, and to connect students to peer support, and is available to all Avenue Scholars students. This group is available for students who are referred to the counseling staff by an ASF staff member, who identifies them as needing additional support in collaboration with the Avenue Scholars curriculum and program experiences.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Avenue Scholars provides additional support services to students at the high school, college and career level. Students are served by a full time Counselor who provides assistance through short-term counseling, crisis intervention, problem solving, navigation of the child welfare system and juvenile courts, connection to community resources, and small group experiences. Our counseling staff is available to meet with students in their high school or college, in office, or conduct home visits when requested. Avenue Scholars Foundation works in collaboration with all school guidance offices and personnel. The counseling staff at Avenue Scholars is trained and licensed in mental health counseling and works with individual students and their families as needed. If you are interested in learning more about these services or have questions, please contact our Director of Student Support Kelly Bernadt at (402) 991-5471.

Groups Facilitated by Avenue Scholars Foundation (ASF):

Flourish is a group that was developed to meet educational and support needs of Avenue Scholars female students in regards to social issues and concerns, addressing topics such as women’s health and wellness, unhealthy and/or violent relationships, substance abuse, body image and self-esteem deficits. The goal of Flourish is to empower our female students to make positive and healthy choices that will aid them in meeting their social, academic and career goals.

Men of Standard is the new fellowship group of Avenue Scholars Foundation dedicated to the male students and staff members. The group meets for food and fellowship, attends community events and enjoys each other’s company around a “dinner table” type atmosphere, discussing issues related to healthy relationships, personal health and wellness, drug and alcohol awareness and distraction control.

EMPOWER was designed to educate students about healthy coping skills, problem solving, and to connect students to peer support, and is available to all Avenue Scholars students. This group is available for students who are referred to the counseling staff by an ASF staff member, who identifies them as needing additional support in collaboration with the Avenue Scholars curriculum and program experiences.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Avenue Scholars provides additional support services to students at the high school, college and career level. Students are served by a full time Counselor who provides assistance through short-term counseling, crisis intervention, problem solving, navigation of the child welfare system and juvenile courts, connection to community resources, and small group experiences. Our counseling staff is available to meet with students in their high school or college, in office, or conduct home visits when requested. Avenue Scholars Foundation works in collaboration with all school guidance offices and personnel. The counseling staff at Avenue Scholars is trained and licensed in mental health counseling and works with individual students and their families as needed. If you are interested in learning more about these services or have questions, please contact our Director of Student Support Kelly Bernadt at (402) 991-5471.

Groups Facilitated by Avenue Scholars Foundation (ASF):

Flourish is a group that was developed to meet educational and support needs of Avenue Scholars female students in regards to social issues and concerns, addressing topics such as women’s health and wellness, unhealthy and/or violent relationships, substance abuse, body image and self-esteem deficits. The goal of Flourish is to empower our female students to make positive and healthy choices that will aid them in meeting their social, academic and career goals.

Men of Standard is the new fellowship group of Avenue Scholars Foundation dedicated to the male students and staff members. The group meets for food and fellowship, attends community events and enjoys each other’s company around a “dinner table” type atmosphere, discussing issues related to healthy relationships, personal health and wellness, drug and alcohol awareness and distraction control.

EMPOWER was designed to educate students about healthy coping skills, problem solving, and to connect students to peer support, and is available to all Avenue Scholars students. This group is available for students who are referred to the counseling staff by an ASF staff member, who identifies them as needing additional support in collaboration with the Avenue Scholars curriculum and program experiences.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Avenue Scholars provides additional support services to students at the high school, college and career level. Students are served by a full time Counselor who provides assistance through short-term counseling, crisis intervention, problem solving, navigation of the child welfare system and juvenile courts, connection to community resources, and small group experiences. Our counseling staff is available to meet with students in their high school or college, in office, or conduct home visits when requested. Avenue Scholars Foundation works in collaboration with all school guidance offices and personnel. The counseling staff at Avenue Scholars is trained and licensed in mental health counseling and works with individual students and their families as needed. If you are interested in learning more about these services or have questions, please contact our Director of Student Support Kelly Bernadt at (402) 991-5471.

Groups Facilitated by Avenue Scholars Foundation (ASF):

Flourish is a group that was developed to meet educational and support needs of Avenue Scholars female students in regards to social issues and concerns, addressing topics such as women’s health and wellness, unhealthy and/or violent relationships, substance abuse, body image and self-esteem deficits. The goal of Flourish is to empower our female students to make positive and healthy choices that will aid them in meeting their social, academic and career goals.

Men of Standard is the new fellowship group of Avenue Scholars Foundation dedicated to the male students and staff members. The group meets for food and fellowship, attends community events and enjoys each other’s company around a “dinner table” type atmosphere, discussing issues related to healthy relationships, personal health and wellness, drug and alcohol awareness and distraction control.

EMPOWER was designed to educate students about healthy coping skills, problem solving, and to connect students to peer support, and is available to all Avenue Scholars students. This group is available for students who are referred to the counseling staff by an ASF staff member, who identifies them as needing additional support in collaboration with the Avenue Scholars curriculum and program experiences.

BUSINESS OUTREACH

Avenue Scholars Foundation, Metropolitan Community College, and area businesses are working toward a common goal. Together, we’re guiding committed students of hope and need from high school, through postsecondary education/training, and into high-demand careers.

We’re looking for businesses in high-demand career areas, such as healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, welding, electrical, automotive technology, culinary arts, and other skilled trades, to join our effort by providing career exploration, preparation, and placement opportunities for our Avenue Scholars. You’ll benefit by having highly motivated, ready-to-work young adults in your workplace while giving them a crucial career-building opportunity. For more information email Terri Fischer at tfischer@avescholars.org.

BUSINESS OUTREACH

Avenue Scholars Foundation, Metropolitan Community College, and area businesses are working toward a common goal. Together, we’re guiding committed students of hope and need from high school, through postsecondary education/training, and into high-demand careers.

We’re looking for businesses in high-demand career areas, such as healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, welding, electrical, automotive technology, culinary arts, and other skilled trades, to join our effort by providing career exploration, preparation, and placement opportunities for our Avenue Scholars. You’ll benefit by having highly motivated, ready-to-work young adults in your workplace while giving them a crucial career-building opportunity. For more information email Terri Fischer at tfischer@avescholars.org.

BUSINESS OUTREACH

Avenue Scholars Foundation, Metropolitan Community College, and area businesses are working toward a common goal. Together, we’re guiding committed students of hope and need from high school, through postsecondary education/training, and into high-demand careers.

We’re looking for businesses in high-demand career areas, such as healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, welding, electrical, automotive technology, culinary arts, and other skilled trades, to join our effort by providing career exploration, preparation, and placement opportunities for our Avenue Scholars. You’ll benefit by having highly motivated, ready-to-work young adults in your workplace while giving them a crucial career-building opportunity. For more information email Terri Fischer at tfischer@avescholars.org.

BUSINESS OUTREACH

Avenue Scholars Foundation, Metropolitan Community College, and area businesses are working toward a common goal. Together, we’re guiding committed students of hope and need from high school, through postsecondary education/training, and into high-demand careers.

We’re looking for businesses in high-demand career areas, such as healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, welding, electrical, automotive technology, culinary arts, and other skilled trades, to join our effort by providing career exploration, preparation, and placement opportunities for our Avenue Scholars. You’ll benefit by having highly motivated, ready-to-work young adults in your workplace while giving them a crucial career-building opportunity. For more information email Terri Fischer at tfischer@avescholars.org.

BUSINESS OUTREACH

Avenue Scholars Foundation, Metropolitan Community College, and area businesses are working toward a common goal. Together, we’re guiding committed students of hope and need from high school, through postsecondary education/training, and into high-demand careers.

We’re looking for businesses in high-demand career areas, such as healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, welding, electrical, automotive technology, culinary arts, and other skilled trades, to join our effort by providing career exploration, preparation, and placement opportunities for our Avenue Scholars. You’ll benefit by having highly motivated, ready-to-work young adults in your workplace while giving them a crucial career-building opportunity. For more information email Terri Fischer at tfischer@avescholars.org.

CAREER SUCCESS MEASUREMENTS

Avenue Scholars Foundation has developed a strategy to prepare students to be well-qualified employees for Omaha’s workforce, thus improving their hopes for the future.

The following are the measurable outcomes of career success for Avenue Scholars students.

For each measurement, it can be assumed that the student has reached the designation of ‘Alum’ status. Becoming an Alum means that the student has completed educational and employment training, has met the standards required of them, and has been placed in full-time employment.

Primary Objective:

The goal of Avenue Scholars Foundation is to guide students into financially sustaining career positions with opportunity for upward mobility.

Measurements of Success:

1. Alums will be employed full time.
2. Alums will obtain an annual salary surpassing the Adequate Standard of Living of $25,988.
3. Alums will surpass their salary needs as defined by the Economic Policy Institute’s Family Budget Calculator.
4. Alums will be eligible for health insurance coverage through their employer.
5. Alums will express high levels of satisfaction with their chosen profession and job.
6. Alums will have a plan for upward mobility in their job.
7. Alums will enter full-time work status with affordable housing, transportation, and adequate financial resources such as bank checking accounts and savings accounts, credit cards, and a solid credit rating.

Full-Time Employment

By definition, Avenue Scholars are employed full time as part of their journey to Alum status. Career Coaches ensure full-time placement prior to making the designation from an ASF ‘Client’ to an ‘Alum.’ Certainly, a 100% employment rate is the desired outcome, as described by the mission to “ensure success.”

Salary

For a single person, as most Avenue Scholars Alums are, the adequate income required to live in Omaha is $25,988. Along with the income guideline, the Family Budget Calculator suggests costs for food, childcare, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities. Each budget line item offers an opportunity for the ASF staff and Alums to develop a budget plan to meet an adequate standard of living.

For the most recent set of Avenue Scholars Alums in spring 2017, the average salary was $28,849, above the $25,988 salary recommended by EPI.

Benefits Eligibility

Health insurance is a need often overlooked by young adults. The crushing effect of medical bills, however, is frequently cited as among the most debilitating expense that adults who are not insured or are underinsured face.

Most Alums (88%) in a study sample were eligible for insurance by employers, though many remained on their parents’ health insurance plans.

Job Satisfaction

Job satisfaction is cited along with salary satisfaction as the most important factor for longevity in a position and will likely lead to better performance and more salary security for the Alums.

Many Alums report a high rate of job satisfaction overall. In a recent sample, 81% of Alums indicated a score of 39 (high rate of satisfaction) or higher on the Job Satisfaction Scale.

Opportunity for Upward Mobility

At Avenue Scholars Foundation, Career Coaches help Alums identify higher-salaried positions in their companies and then develop a plan to reach these positions. The possibility of upward mobility is verified by the Alums’ supervisors based on the Alums’ job performance and the availability of the position 10 at the company.

The initial study sample of Alums reported fewer than half (46%) had reasonable opportunities for upward mobility upon entry into a career, though Gallup reported that as of August 2017, only 35% of American workers saw an opportunity for job advancement in their current positions.

Independent Living Capacity

Avenue Scholars Alums will enter full-time work status with affordable housing, transportation, and adequate financial resources such as checking accounts and savings accounts, credit cards, and a solid credit rating.

Each Alum reported his or her own financial well-being using the Financial Well-Being Scale developed by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and provided information through an interview. The study sample of Alums indicated that just over half (58%) were financially secure.

CAREER SUCCESS MEASUREMENTS

Avenue Scholars Foundation has developed a strategy to prepare students to be well-qualified employees for Omaha’s workforce, thus improving their hopes for the future.

The following are the measurable outcomes of career success for Avenue Scholars students.

For each measurement, it can be assumed that the student has reached the designation of ‘Alum’ status. Becoming an Alum means that the student has completed educational and employment training, has met the standards required of them, and has been placed in full-time employment.

Primary Objective:

The goal of Avenue Scholars Foundation is to guide students into financially sustaining career positions with opportunity for upward mobility.

Measurements of Success:

1. Alums will be employed full time.
2. Alums will obtain an annual salary surpassing the Adequate Standard of Living of $25,988.
3. Alums will surpass their salary needs as defined by the Economic Policy Institute’s Family Budget Calculator.
4. Alums will be eligible for health insurance coverage through their employer.
5. Alums will express high levels of satisfaction with their chosen profession and job.
6. Alums will have a plan for upward mobility in their job.
7. Alums will enter full-time work status with affordable housing, transportation, and adequate financial resources such as bank checking accounts and savings accounts, credit cards, and a solid credit rating.

Full-Time Employment

By definition, Avenue Scholars are employed full time as part of their journey to Alum status. Career Coaches ensure full-time placement prior to making the designation from an ASF ‘Client’ to an ‘Alum.’ Certainly, a 100% employment rate is the desired outcome, as described by the mission to “ensure success.”

Salary

For a single person, as most Avenue Scholars Alums are, the adequate income required to live in Omaha is $25,988. Along with the income guideline, the Family Budget Calculator suggests costs for food, childcare, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities. Each budget line item offers an opportunity for the ASF staff and Alums to develop a budget plan to meet an adequate standard of living.

For the most recent set of Avenue Scholars Alums in spring 2017, the average salary was $28,849, above the $25,988 salary recommended by EPI.

Benefits Eligibility

Health insurance is a need often overlooked by young adults. The crushing effect of medical bills, however, is frequently cited as among the most debilitating expense that adults who are not insured or are underinsured face.

Most Alums (88%) in a study sample were eligible for insurance by employers, though many remained on their parents’ health insurance plans.

Job Satisfaction

Job satisfaction is cited along with salary satisfaction as the most important factor for longevity in a position and will likely lead to better performance and more salary security for the Alums.

Many Alums report a high rate of job satisfaction overall. In a recent sample, 81% of Alums indicated a score of 39 (high rate of satisfaction) or higher on the Job Satisfaction Scale.

Opportunity for Upward Mobility

At Avenue Scholars Foundation, Career Coaches help Alums identify higher-salaried positions in their companies and then develop a plan to reach these positions. The possibility of upward mobility is verified by the Alums’ supervisors based on the Alums’ job performance and the availability of the position 10 at the company.

The initial study sample of Alums reported fewer than half (46%) had reasonable opportunities for upward mobility upon entry into a career, though Gallup reported that as of August 2017, only 35% of American workers saw an opportunity for job advancement in their current positions.

Independent Living Capacity

Avenue Scholars Alums will enter full-time work status with affordable housing, transportation, and adequate financial resources such as checking accounts and savings accounts, credit cards, and a solid credit rating.

Each Alum reported his or her own financial well-being using the Financial Well-Being Scale developed by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and provided information through an interview. The study sample of Alums indicated that just over half (58%) were financially secure.

CAREER SUCCESS MEASUREMENTS

Avenue Scholars Foundation has developed a strategy to prepare students to be well-qualified employees for Omaha’s workforce, thus improving their hopes for the future.

The following are the measurable outcomes of career success for Avenue Scholars students.

For each measurement, it can be assumed that the student has reached the designation of ‘Alum’ status. Becoming an Alum means that the student has completed educational and employment training, has met the standards required of them, and has been placed in full-time employment.

Primary Objective:

The goal of Avenue Scholars Foundation is to guide students into financially sustaining career positions with opportunity for upward mobility.

Measurements of Success:

1. Alums will be employed full time.
2. Alums will obtain an annual salary surpassing the Adequate Standard of Living of $25,988.
3. Alums will surpass their salary needs as defined by the Economic Policy Institute’s Family Budget Calculator.
4. Alums will be eligible for health insurance coverage through their employer.
5. Alums will express high levels of satisfaction with their chosen profession and job.
6. Alums will have a plan for upward mobility in their job.
7. Alums will enter full-time work status with affordable housing, transportation, and adequate financial resources such as bank checking accounts and savings accounts, credit cards, and a solid credit rating.

Full-Time Employment

By definition, Avenue Scholars are employed full time as part of their journey to Alum status. Career Coaches ensure full-time placement prior to making the designation from an ASF ‘Client’ to an ‘Alum.’ Certainly, a 100% employment rate is the desired outcome, as described by the mission to “ensure success.”

Salary

For a single person, as most Avenue Scholars Alums are, the adequate income required to live in Omaha is $25,988. Along with the income guideline, the Family Budget Calculator suggests costs for food, childcare, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities. Each budget line item offers an opportunity for the ASF staff and Alums to develop a budget plan to meet an adequate standard of living.

For the most recent set of Avenue Scholars Alums in spring 2017, the average salary was $28,849, above the $25,988 salary recommended by EPI.

Benefits Eligibility

Health insurance is a need often overlooked by young adults. The crushing effect of medical bills, however, is frequently cited as among the most debilitating expense that adults who are not insured or are underinsured face.

Most Alums (88%) in a study sample were eligible for insurance by employers, though many remained on their parents’ health insurance plans.

Job Satisfaction

Job satisfaction is cited along with salary satisfaction as the most important factor for longevity in a position and will likely lead to better performance and more salary security for the Alums.

Many Alums report a high rate of job satisfaction overall. In a recent sample, 81% of Alums indicated a score of 39 (high rate of satisfaction) or higher on the Job Satisfaction Scale.

Opportunity for Upward Mobility

At Avenue Scholars Foundation, Career Coaches help Alums identify higher-salaried positions in their companies and then develop a plan to reach these positions. The possibility of upward mobility is verified by the Alums’ supervisors based on the Alums’ job performance and the availability of the position 10 at the company.

The initial study sample of Alums reported fewer than half (46%) had reasonable opportunities for upward mobility upon entry into a career, though Gallup reported that as of August 2017, only 35% of American workers saw an opportunity for job advancement in their current positions.

Independent Living Capacity

Avenue Scholars Alums will enter full-time work status with affordable housing, transportation, and adequate financial resources such as checking accounts and savings accounts, credit cards, and a solid credit rating.

Each Alum reported his or her own financial well-being using the Financial Well-Being Scale developed by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and provided information through an interview. The study sample of Alums indicated that just over half (58%) were financially secure.

CAREER SUCCESS MEASUREMENTS

Avenue Scholars Foundation has developed a strategy to prepare students to be well-qualified employees for Omaha’s workforce, thus improving their hopes for the future.

The following are the measurable outcomes of career success for Avenue Scholars students.

For each measurement, it can be assumed that the student has reached the designation of ‘Alum’ status. Becoming an Alum means that the student has completed educational and employment training, has met the standards required of them, and has been placed in full-time employment.

Primary Objective:

The goal of Avenue Scholars Foundation is to guide students into financially sustaining career positions with opportunity for upward mobility.

Measurements of Success:

1. Alums will be employed full time.
2. Alums will obtain an annual salary surpassing the Adequate Standard of Living of $25,988.
3. Alums will surpass their salary needs as defined by the Economic Policy Institute’s Family Budget Calculator.
4. Alums will be eligible for health insurance coverage through their employer.
5. Alums will express high levels of satisfaction with their chosen profession and job.
6. Alums will have a plan for upward mobility in their job.
7. Alums will enter full-time work status with affordable housing, transportation, and adequate financial resources such as bank checking accounts and savings accounts, credit cards, and a solid credit rating.

Full-Time Employment

By definition, Avenue Scholars are employed full time as part of their journey to Alum status. Career Coaches ensure full-time placement prior to making the designation from an ASF ‘Client’ to an ‘Alum.’ Certainly, a 100% employment rate is the desired outcome, as described by the mission to “ensure success.”

Salary

For a single person, as most Avenue Scholars Alums are, the adequate income required to live in Omaha is $25,988. Along with the income guideline, the Family Budget Calculator suggests costs for food, childcare, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities. Each budget line item offers an opportunity for the ASF staff and Alums to develop a budget plan to meet an adequate standard of living.

For the most recent set of Avenue Scholars Alums in spring 2017, the average salary was $28,849, above the $25,988 salary recommended by EPI.

Benefits Eligibility

Health insurance is a need often overlooked by young adults. The crushing effect of medical bills, however, is frequently cited as among the most debilitating expense that adults who are not insured or are underinsured face.

Most Alums (88%) in a study sample were eligible for insurance by employers, though many remained on their parents’ health insurance plans.

Job Satisfaction

Job satisfaction is cited along with salary satisfaction as the most important factor for longevity in a position and will likely lead to better performance and more salary security for the Alums.

Many Alums report a high rate of job satisfaction overall. In a recent sample, 81% of Alums indicated a score of 39 (high rate of satisfaction) or higher on the Job Satisfaction Scale.

Opportunity for Upward Mobility

At Avenue Scholars Foundation, Career Coaches help Alums identify higher-salaried positions in their companies and then develop a plan to reach these positions. The possibility of upward mobility is verified by the Alums’ supervisors based on the Alums’ job performance and the availability of the position 10 at the company.

The initial study sample of Alums reported fewer than half (46%) had reasonable opportunities for upward mobility upon entry into a career, though Gallup reported that as of August 2017, only 35% of American workers saw an opportunity for job advancement in their current positions.

Independent Living Capacity

Avenue Scholars Alums will enter full-time work status with affordable housing, transportation, and adequate financial resources such as checking accounts and savings accounts, credit cards, and a solid credit rating.

Each Alum reported his or her own financial well-being using the Financial Well-Being Scale developed by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and provided information through an interview. The study sample of Alums indicated that just over half (58%) were financially secure.

CAREER SUCCESS MEASUREMENTS

Avenue Scholars Foundation has developed a strategy to prepare students to be well-qualified employees for Omaha’s workforce, thus improving their hopes for the future.

The following are the measurable outcomes of career success for Avenue Scholars students.

For each measurement, it can be assumed that the student has reached the designation of ‘Alum’ status. Becoming an Alum means that the student has completed educational and employment training, has met the standards required of them, and has been placed in full-time employment.

Primary Objective:

The goal of Avenue Scholars Foundation is to guide students into financially sustaining career positions with opportunity for upward mobility.

Measurements of Success:

1. Alums will be employed full time.
2. Alums will obtain an annual salary surpassing the Adequate Standard of Living of $25,988.
3. Alums will surpass their salary needs as defined by the Economic Policy Institute’s Family Budget Calculator.
4. Alums will be eligible for health insurance coverage through their employer.
5. Alums will express high levels of satisfaction with their chosen profession and job.
6. Alums will have a plan for upward mobility in their job.
7. Alums will enter full-time work status with affordable housing, transportation, and adequate financial resources such as bank checking accounts and savings accounts, credit cards, and a solid credit rating.

Full-Time Employment

By definition, Avenue Scholars are employed full time as part of their journey to Alum status. Career Coaches ensure full-time placement prior to making the designation from an ASF ‘Client’ to an ‘Alum.’ Certainly, a 100% employment rate is the desired outcome, as described by the mission to “ensure success.”

Salary

For a single person, as most Avenue Scholars Alums are, the adequate income required to live in Omaha is $25,988. Along with the income guideline, the Family Budget Calculator suggests costs for food, childcare, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities. Each budget line item offers an opportunity for the ASF staff and Alums to develop a budget plan to meet an adequate standard of living.

For the most recent set of Avenue Scholars Alums in spring 2017, the average salary was $28,849, above the $25,988 salary recommended by EPI.

Benefits Eligibility

Health insurance is a need often overlooked by young adults. The crushing effect of medical bills, however, is frequently cited as among the most debilitating expense that adults who are not insured or are underinsured face.

Most Alums (88%) in a study sample were eligible for insurance by employers, though many remained on their parents’ health insurance plans.

Job Satisfaction

Job satisfaction is cited along with salary satisfaction as the most important factor for longevity in a position and will likely lead to better performance and more salary security for the Alums.

Many Alums report a high rate of job satisfaction overall. In a recent sample, 81% of Alums indicated a score of 39 (high rate of satisfaction) or higher on the Job Satisfaction Scale.

Opportunity for Upward Mobility

At Avenue Scholars Foundation, Career Coaches help Alums identify higher-salaried positions in their companies and then develop a plan to reach these positions. The possibility of upward mobility is verified by the Alums’ supervisors based on the Alums’ job performance and the availability of the position 10 at the company.

The initial study sample of Alums reported fewer than half (46%) had reasonable opportunities for upward mobility upon entry into a career, though Gallup reported that as of August 2017, only 35% of American workers saw an opportunity for job advancement in their current positions.

Independent Living Capacity

Avenue Scholars Alums will enter full-time work status with affordable housing, transportation, and adequate financial resources such as checking accounts and savings accounts, credit cards, and a solid credit rating.

Each Alum reported his or her own financial well-being using the Financial Well-Being Scale developed by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and provided information through an interview. The study sample of Alums indicated that just over half (58%) were financially secure.

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