1450 N Broadway
Lexington KY 40505
Contact Information
Address 1450 N Broadway
Lexington, KY 40505
Phone (859) 977-0135
Fax 859 231-0179
Contact Name Cary Plummer
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2010
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donations may be mailed to Jubilee Jobs of Lexington, 1450 N Broadway, Lexington, KY 40505.  We have numerous volunteer opportunities including leading workshops on interviewing skills, conflict resolution, assisting with resume preparation and helping to train clients on computer skills, Internet access, mock interviews, etc.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

To offer hope to all in the Central Kentucky area who desire to work but face barriers and to do this through our seven step program that 1) educates people about becoming employed, 2) helps place them in jobs and 3) encourages them to grow and develop beyond their initial placement.

Background Statement
Jubilee Jobs of Lexington, which was patterned after Jubilee Jobs of Washington, DC., began in 2009 with a mission of finding entry level jobs for the unemployed and underemployed, many of whom have background issues which impact their job search.  Jubilee Jobs is a structured process which focuses on compassion, rapid and accurate assessment of interests and abilities and assistance with placement in the most appropriate job possible.  The Washington program has been helping people with jobs for over 36 years.
Impact Statement
In 2016, close to 600 people went through our jobs orientation program and received encouragement and a message of hope for their future.  Of that number, 360 received significant job preparation training, 286 people completed the entire jobs program consisting of 7 steps and we were able to assist our clients with securing 280 jobs so they could provide for their families.
Needs Statement
Since we are primarily a service organization, the most pressing need is continued financing to run the program.  Our desire is to reach more people with our services and help them to be able to provide sustenance, dignity and hope for their families.  We also need volunteers to help present workshops and directly help clients.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
As the Executive Director of Jubilee Jobs of Lexington, I consider it a privilege to work with the men and women who come through this program looking for hope.  As we assist second-chance job seekers, we are not only helping them start a new life but we are adding value to our community.  We can only do this through the generous support of our donors, volunteers and dedicated staff.
Board Chair Statement I thoroughly enjoy my association with Jubilee Jobs and personally see the impact it is having on its clients and the entire community.
Geographic Areas Served
Fayette County
Jessamine County
Madison County
Scott County
Central Kentucky region
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. Our mission is to offer hope to all in the Central Kentucky area who desire to work but face barriers and to do this through our seven step program that 1) educates people about the becoming employed, 2) helps place them in jobs and 3) encourages them to grow and develop beyond their initial placement.  We were able to successfully help 280 clients with jobs in CY2016.  Our goal is to increase that number to at least 300 in CY2017, with similar increases in future years as long as the need continues to exist.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?
Our job preparation and job placement program begins with an open program orientation meeting that takes place every Monday morning at 9:00 a.m.  At this one hour meeting, the entire Jubilee Jobs program is explained and attendees are given the opportunity to voluntarily sign-up for the free seven-step, two-week program.  Once in the program, clients will have a personal meeting with a job counselor to discuss their history and their future.  They then attend two workshops, one on interview preparation skills and the other on conflict resolution.  They conclude the formal program with a personal resume appointment and a mock interview.   After completing the formal educational part of our program, we encourage clients to remain closely in touch with us until they are employed.  Finding a job becomes a partnership where Jubilee Jobs works with each client until they are employed.  We follow-up with clients after employment to help them get promotion and raises.  We do this, in part, through Move Up Meetings where we encourage clients to attend periodic meetings that offer information and encouragement for growth.
Our goal is to increase the number of attendees at our Monday morning orientation meetings and subsequently increase the number of clients we can help with jobs.
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?
Our offices are located in the Community Ventures building and is uniquely situated on a convenient bus line.  We are adequately staffed to process many more clients as we are able to grow our client base.  Our ultimate goal is to help as many people as possible to secure viable employment so they too are able to "work for sustenance, dignity and hope."
We also partner with several other agencies in the community, sharing information and capabilities so that we can help even more residents of our community.
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact?
We track the progress of all clients who go through our program.  This includes attendance at all meetings and workshops, job interviews, and jobs.  We also maintain communication with all clients even after employment.  Our goal is to increase the number of clients who enroll in our program, complete the formal program and actually get jobs.  We keep statistics on all these areas and can easily see if we are continuing to make progress with eliminating poverty in our community.
One aspect of our program that we have been working on more aggressively over the last few months has been the longevity of our clients after they go to work.  We do our best to impress upon each client the need to remain on the job for at least six months, hopefully longer. We advise them that employers are looking for this stability and, hopefully, it would open doors of increased compensation and promotions.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? With a significant number of unemployed in the Lexington area, many of whom are no longer reported, we have a lot of work to do.  We continue to look for innovative ways to inform those in the community about our program so we can help them with finding a job.  Many of our clients face serious barriers to employment and really need our services.   In fact, it would be difficult for a majority of our clients to find jobs without the assistance of a program like ours.  While we have accomplished a lot since 2009, much more remains to be done. We firmly believe that as we help local residents to find employment the entire community benefits.
Board Chair
Board Chair John Kelly
Company Affiliation Bluegrass Business Media
Board Members
Peter Barr Block + Lot Real EstateVoting
Brendan Burnett Community VolunteerVoting
David Caldwell Balance CreativeVoting
Rick Griffith Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLCVoting
Steve Heller Atchison Heller ConstructionVoting
John Kelly Bluegrass Business MediaVoting
Jason Lee Community VenturesVoting
Lorie Lovejoy-Ward Community VolunteerVoting
Chuck McGaughey Switzer McGaughey & CO PSCVoting
Stephanie Raglin Hope Center for WomenVoting
Mary Raglin RetiredVoting
Erin Rouse MinisterVoting
William L Rouse IIIRouse CompaniesVoting
George Wallace BB&T BankVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Additional Board Members and Affiliations
Max Appel Southland Christian Church
CEO Comments Jubilee Jobs enjoys a great board of directors, each who really cares about this ministry and the people it helps throughout the year.  All board members are engaged in some manner.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Cary D Plummer
Term Start Jan 2013
Email cplummer@jubileejobsoflexington.org
Over 20 years experience in Human Resources and Management and 12 years experience as an Executive Director with a non-profit organization, including Habitat for Humanity.
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 20
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
Guy A Huguelet IIIJuly 2010 - Dec
Senior Staff
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
CEO Comments
The goal of our organization is to help men and women in the Central Kentucky region achieve full-time employment so they can provide sustenance, dignity and hope for their families.
Our organization helps provide the tools for second-chance clients so they can find a job to provide sustenance, dignity and hope for their families.  Our program consists of a structured, seven-step process to achieve the maximum effect in the job market.  Since the start of 2009, over 4,160 men and women have entered our program for assistance, 2,376 people have been given significant job preparation training and 1,209 people have been put to work, moving them from poverty and despair to dignity and hope.  The Jubilee Jobs program works!
Budget 218700
Category Employment, General/Other Job Search & Placement
Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, Adults,
Program Short Term Success Short term successes include all those individuals who get jobs and are able to provide for themselves and their families.  By working, they get a renewed sense of hope and the pride that comes from being wanted.  Our goal is to increase our job numbers every year, as long as their are disadvantaged job seekers.
Program Long term Success Long term, our goal would be 100% employment for all those looking for work.  Because of the types of barriers most of our clients face, this goal will be difficult to reach.  Until more employers realize the value in giving second chance opportunities to prospective employees, many of our clients will need an advocate as they work through the job search process.
Program Success Monitored By We track our clients through every step of our program, from the orientation meeting, Job Counselor appointments, participation in workshops and resume preparation.  A little over a year ago, we implemented automatic mock interviews for our clients after their resume appointment to give them an edge on the competition.  This has proven to be very valuable to our clients.  In addition to an Access database on all our clients, we maintain a monthly register showing all participation in our program.
Examples of Program Success We are increasing the number of jobs program participants get every year.  In 2015, we helped 258 clients with jobs, 209 in 2014, 155 in 2013 and 131 in 2012.  In addition to helping more people with jobs, we have also improved the educational part of our program to make it more comprehensive.  We also offer community career fairs and we participate in community events to reach more people.
Program Comments
CEO Comments
Our primary program is to help Central Kentucky men and women, many of whom have had a difficult past, get a new lease on life by finding a job to provide for their families.  We firmly believe that "There is nothing in your past that can keep you from a productive, hope-filled future."  Our effectiveness in the community is only limited by the necessary funding for our program.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Mar 2015
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $245,520.00
Projected Expenses $218,645.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$219,059$251,539$220,906
Investment Income, Net of Losses$39$56$17
Membership Dues----$0
Special Events$9,150--$21,744
Revenue In-Kind----$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$170,083$168,029$159,133
Administration Expense$12,513$13,750$16,012
Fundraising Expense$7,132$7,316$7,098
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.201.371.33
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%89%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%3%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$240,263--$131,480
Current Assets$238,787$199,716$129,349
Long-Term Liabilities$510$0$0
Current Liabilities--$0$0
Total Net Assets$239,753$201,233$131,480
Form 990s
2016 990
2015 990
2014 990
2013 990
2012 990
2011 990
2010 990
2009 990
Audit Documents
2016 Audit
2015 Audit
2014 Audit
2013 Audit
2012 External Financial Review
2011 Compilation report
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
CEO Comments
Jubilee Jobs is primarily a service organization.  Our current revenue limits what we are able to accomplish for area clients.  By increasing revenue, we will be able to add the necessary additional services to assist more clients throughout the year.
Address 1450 N Broadway
Lexington, KY 40505
Primary Phone 859 977-0135
CEO/Executive Director Cary D Plummer
Board Chair John Kelly
Board Chair Company Affiliation Bluegrass Business Media