WMCAT at a Glance

WMCAT 2021 Annual Report

Workforce Development

2020-2021 ADULT CAREER TRAINING PROGRAM

Black 45%

Hispanic/Latinx 25%

White — 20%

Multi-Racial — 5%

Native American/Alaskan Native — 5%

20 families

14 Kent County zip codes represented, the highest number from 49503

6-9 month courses in: medical billing, medical coding and pharmacy technician

Lasting Impact

82%

2021 graduates placed in career within six months

$16.46

Average starting hourly wage

80%

2019 graduates employed two years post-graduation

2021 STEP YEAR COHORT

Hispanic/Latinx— 30%

White — 30%

Black — 20%

Multi-Racial — 20%

“Step Year is like stepping into a new you, a better you.”
— Maranda Totten, 2021 Step Year cohort member

Our Students Speak Out

100%

WMCAT accepts me for who I am

86%

WMCAT helped me believe that I can set goals and achieve them

100%

WMCAT helped me in creating an approachable support network to help me succeed

86%

WMCAT helped me understand my career pathway options

Arts + Tech

2020-2021 TEEN ARTS + TECH AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

White — 40%

Black — 22%

Hispanic/Latinx — 22%

Multi-racial — 8%

Asian — 3%

Native American/Alaskan Native — 2%

“My experience at WMCAT made me feel more confident in my art and gave me skills to express it.”
— WMCAT Teen Artist
121 Students

The Teen Arts + Tech Program is intended for students in grades 9-12. Due to COVID-19 adjustments in 2020-21 programming opened to grades 7-8 as well. Students from eight Grand Rapids Public high schools attended.

7th Grade — 15%

8th Grade — 12%

9th Grade — 26%

10th Grade — 18%

11th Grade — 17%

12th Grade — 12%

Our Students Speak Out

100%

WMCAT accepts me for who I am

97%

WMCAT staff care about me

100%

WMCAT is a positive learning environment

83%

I am more confident in my art/technology discipline

How We Do It

Our financial position and stewardship of resources
(operations, including social enterprise)

Fiscal Year 2021 Revenue:
$2,874,220*

Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Expenses:
$2,047,716

FY 21 FISCAL ASSETS AVAILABLE TO MEET GENERAL EXPENDITURES OF THE NEXT 12 MONTHS:

$1,957,634

Source: Fiscal Year 2021 Audit by Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors
*Does not account for surplus in net assets from prior years

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PUBLIC REPORTING

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