ASSETS Montco (Norristown, PA)

Name

  • Name:Jim Williams
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:ASSETS Montco
  • Address:25 East Marshall Street
    Norristown, PA 19401
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(610) 275-3520
  • Main fax:610-382-0001

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User Phone

  • Direct phone:(610) 275-3520

User Email

Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • ASSETS Montco’s mission is to assist Montgomery County persons with limited resources who have a personal vision for self-employment and small business initiatives, by providing hands-on training, peer-mentoring, and support network.

  • History:
  • ASSETS (A Service of Self-Employment Training and Support) is a successful small business training and mentoring project started by Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA). In 1994, the local MEDA chapter, Nueva Vida Norristown New Life Mennonite Church and Norristown Municipality residents, together with the coalition of churches known as Norristown Ministries, Inc., conducted a feasibility study of Norristown area. It included a thorough review of the Montgomery County housing, income, education and employment demographics. More than 25 local community and government agencies were contacted relative to their activities and the need for an ASSETS type project in this area. Prospective participants were interviewed to determine the specific felt needs among persons aspiring to self-employment and business activities.

    In January 1995, a group of Montgomery County residents formed the Board of Directors and Advisory Board. ASSETS Montco opened its office and employed an Executive Director in September 1996. The first training cycle started in January 1997. A full-time Associate Director was hired in mid-August 1998. Today we have 3 full-time staff positions. ASSETS Montco has consistently provided 3 training cycles per year; we have also piloted 3 Spanish cycles.

  • Year established:1996
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:8
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:3

Board and Executive Names

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Jim Williams, Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Charles Budd, Director of Advancement
    Autumn Brodhecker, Administrative Supervisor

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:23-2903151

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