Pat Craddick, Founder
Dear Friends and Supporters,
It is with heartfelt gratitude that I say thank you for the years of support to ParentJobNet.
I founded ParentJobNet in 2004 with a vision to help NYC Public School single mothers build financial security at home to help their children succeed academically. Fourteen years, 16 nonprofit excellence awards and hundreds of job connections later, the mission has served over 16,000 parents giving them a sense of self-worth, self-sufficiency, and enabling them to provide better and more prosperous home lives to support their children – an annuity of impact that will pay dividends for future generations.
The rapid buildout of new programs and capacity building expansion over two and a half years coupled with new funding challenges and mission drift led ParentJobNet to cease activities in 2018 and close its 501(c)(3) nonprofit operation this year. However, new opportunities have arisen and the legacy of ParentJobNet continues.
POP Social Enterprise, LLC has been established to continue building on the mission of ParentJobNet. The new mission is in response to an urgent need for unrestricted general operating funds for nonprofits that are on the frontline of serving impoverished families and children. Our experience of seeing, firsthand, the challenges faced by so many nonprofits to secure the general operating funds required to thrive in today's competitive and demanding climate is the catalyst for this new social enterprise. This is the next chapter for the newly restructured ParentJobNet.
We're extremely grateful to our donors, public school partners, business partners, elected officials, interns, volunteers, and all others who gave their time, resources, and passion to help achieve ParentJobNet’s mission over the years.
We hope to have your continued support in the next chapter of this transformative mission.
With much gratitude,
Pat Craddick, M.S.