WORX

Encouraging Creative Expression in the Arts

aka No   |   philadelphia, PA   |  https://www.raphaelxavier.org/

Mission

W.O.R.X. Works of Raphael Xavier mission is to organize and provide supplemental educational programs. More specifically, the organization offers programs in theater, music, and life skills through workshops in local school programs nationally and in its state of Pennsylvania. Though the organization will focus on youths, its programs will be open to adults in the community. By offering these educational programs, WORX will empower and educate youths/artists to encourage self-improvement and expression and provides a safe environment for self discovery while learning dance, theater and creative skills as a practicing artist.

Notes from the nonprofit

This field of performing and creative arts is a difficult one. We're trying our best with little to no support and it's working to our benefit. We understand that this is an ongoing practice as with any art and we are willing to keep the torch lit. Our artists are constantly pushing and challenging themselves as artist and reaching into various communities to create an awareness for the organization. With out the grass roots marketing and promoting, even the biggest of budgets fail. So we keep our ears to the streets and gather those interested in moving forward with us and the community within the organization will grow.

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

Mr. Raphael X Williams

Main address

1326 south 26th street

philadelphia, PA 19146 USA

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EIN

46-1522564

NTEE code info

(Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C.) (A99)

Community Recreational Centers (N31)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization is competing with other programs and organizations that have bigger budgets and solid strategies developed by their board of directors. We plan to partner with with those organizations to market, promote and bring awareness to our organization. We can also share the cost of programs that will be put on by each organization. This brings attention to our organization. We also learn more about programing, outsourcing, partnering and fundraising by working with said partners.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Dance

Teach participants the history of social dance and hip hop forms that are popular today.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of free participants on field trips

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Totals By Year
Context Notes

Our organization hosts free events with chaperones who work with out of town attendees to tour Philadelphia or get to and from airport/housing. We also do local and NY trips for events/performances

Total number of open rehearsals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Context Notes

As the organization gets ready for performances local/national, we allow visitors to see what the Philadelphia art/dance scene is doing. They are allowed to ask questions, take pictures or volunteer.

Total number of students participating in private lessons

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Context Notes

Our organization is contacted to council artist/students in dance, photography and music. Many times it is a one on one session about production or choreography. Age ranges from 15-45 years old.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our organization has one goal. It plans to continue working with communities that are driven by youth and arts. Art is important and many of the educational institutions are brining in programs from organizations like ours. We want to be the main organization to go to when that information or programing is needed.

Our strategy is to partner with organizations who have to many responsibilities to fulfill. This means that we can help those organizations spread out and accomplish what they plan. By doing this we get a better grasp on the need for this kind of programing in the areas. There are also many programs who are closing their doors. We can take over their programing, or partner with them to keep the programing going. No doors get closed and we have an ally to continue in the field.

Our organization has touring performers and award winning artists who are volunteers and creators that are sought after in the art and dance-theatre fields. We supply programing with these artists in mind and have the funding support of local state and government funding organizations that fund our programing, administrative and conference attendance that can help our volunteers and artists benefit from the organizations programs.

We have a solid board of artists, teachers and doctors who are interested in helping us mover forward. We have built a name and a following in the performing arts world and it's continuing to pick up. New people are interested in the work we are doing in the community and curious to know how they can help.
It is still very difficult competing with older organizations with bigger budgets, more funding and artists who volunteer but our goal is focused. We have several partners lined up and performances and workshops coming up for 2019-2020. Our artists continue to grown and push/promote the organization at every event, conference, workshop and festival, locally and nationally.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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WORX

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Fan Xi

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No