by M. Anthony Davis
Choose 180, a local nonprofit that supports youth, announced that it would raise its baseline salary to $70,000 per year, a more than $20,000 pay increase for frontline staff.
“The way we will structure this,” said Executive Director Sean Goode, “is that all direct service folks will make $70,000, our managers will make $75,000, and our directors will make $80,000.”
Choose 180 has built a reputation in the community for advocacy and support to youth facing incarceration. Through programs and partnerships, Choose 180 provides youth with workshops focused on empowerment and positive choices as well as felony intervention. It connects youth with “success coaches,” school-based diversion programs for youth facing expulsion or suspension, job training, and more programs and opportunities designed to interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.
This will be a huge leap for some employees, who made around $48,000 per year. The internal messaging was delivered at a recent staff meeting.
“Some of them left with a $20,000 pay increase, with the understanding that it’s going to show up on the next check,” Goode said.Continue reading Local Nonprofit Announces Livable Wage for Entire Staff