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    Pathways to Independence
    Impact & Measurement
    Accountability & Finance
    Culture & Community
    Leadership & Adaptability

    Pathways to Independence

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    501(c)(3) organization
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    PO BOX 43
    Los Alamitos CA 90720-0043

    Los Alamitos CA | IRS ruling year: 1994 | EIN: 33-0148082  
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
     
    Organization Mission
    TO TRANSFORM THE LIVES OF DISADVANTAGED SINGLE YOUNG WOMEN THROUGH EDUCATION, THERAPY, MENTORING, HOUSING, AND HEALTHCARE, TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF POVERTY AND ABUSE.
     

    Rating Information

    rating
    Good

    This charity's score is 86%, earning it a Three-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 51% Accountability & Finance, 24% Impact & Measurement, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, 15% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Historical Ratings
    Charity Navigator's ratings previously did not consider Leadership & Adaptability, Culture & Community, or Impact & Measurement. The historic rating mainly reflects a version of today’s Accountability and Finance score. More information on our previous rating methodologies can be found on our rating methodology page.
     
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    Rating Report

    Impact & Measurement
    Score

    68

    This beacon estimates the actual impact a charity has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

    Assessments

    Impact

    Unscored

    0% of Impact & Measurement score

    Measurement

    68 out of 100 points

    100% of Impact & Measurement score
    Full Credit
    Partial Credit
    No Credit
    The Measuring Outcomes assessment evaluates how well a charity tracks progress towards its mission's outcomes.

    Displayed below are the responses provided by the charity for the Measuring Outcomes assessment. Each question is designed to address specific criteria, with responses eligible for full, partial, or no credit. Please refer to the scoring rubric for details on how responses are scored.

    Selected program: Transform lives of unmarried women 18-35 with Education, Therapy, Housing, Healthcare and Mentoring
    Program Planning and Design
    19 out of 28 points
     
    This section assesses the use of crucial evaluation tools in program objective-setting and activities.
    Charity leadership uses information collected to make decisions regarding programs
    • Agree, uses information collected to improve programs
    Charity has shared understanding across staff of how programs lead to the goals a program achieves
    • Agree, has universal understanding of how programs achieve goals
    Charity has documents and reviews how program activities lead to change
    • Agree, documents and reviews
    Charity has researched program model before implementation in the following ways
    • Surveyed target population
    Charity revisits how program activities lead to change
    • Agree, does revisit how program activities lead to change
    Charity tracks program progress in the following ways
    • Aligns plan with mission
    Program Development
    19 out of 25 points
     
    This section assesses the consideration of stakeholders in program objectives and activities.
    Charity identifies program target population needs in the following ways
    • Does not identify program target population
    Charity considers practical, cultural, and political needs and interests of those served by program
    • Agree, charity is responsive to practical, cultural, and political needs
    Charity uses SMART Goals
    • Agree, identified Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound (SMART) goals
    Data Collection and Analysis
    10 out of 19 points
     
    This section assesses the best practices used in collecting and analyzing program data.
    Charity tracks program information in the following ways
    • Collects data during program implementation
    Charity collects programmatic information on those served by the program in the following ways
    • Identifies the number of those served by program
    Charity assesses program effectiveness at multiple points in time
    • Agree, collects information before and after a program is implemented
    Reporting and Distribution of Results
    19 out of 19 points
     
    This section assesses reporting and disseminating program results.
    Charity reports program results to key stakeholders
    • Reports results to stakeholders
    • Does not report results to stakeholders
    Charity reports both favorable and unfavorable results
    • Yes, charity reports both favorable of unfavorable results
    Use of Results
    2 out of 9 points
     
    This section assesses the use of results to guide learning.
    Charity uses program results to inform future work for the following reasons
    • Improve program operations
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