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PROJECT DRIVE INC

with project drive our youth will be driven in the right direction

New York, NY   |  Projectinc.org

Mission

All of the community stakeholders are collectively responsible for eliminating the social ills that plagues our neighborhoods so that they can evolve to become communities.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Mission of Project Drive Inc. Is to eliminate the drugs, violence and criminal behavior that is perpetuated in our neighborhoods. Our goal is to instill positive decision making skills in our youth through a comprehensive array of strategies and innovative initiatives. We promote total community involvement as the driving force to transform our neighborhoods into communities The Vision of Project Drive Inc. We use a comprehensive array of strategies to equip our program participants with the necessary tools that will enable them to become productive members of society. We are primarily a youth re-directional services organization. Our primary goal is to interrupt and eventually eliminate the negative influences that inner-city blight inflicts upon the impressionable youth population. Consequently, we are in dire need of funding streams to aid us n carrying out our mission. This will enable us to defray the costs of implementing our initiatives and activities.

Ruling year info

2002

CEO

Gregory Joyner

TREASURER

Joseph Leake

Main address

2301 5th Avenue, Suite 8LL

New York, NY 10037 USA

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EIN

80-0037933

NTEE code info

(Other Youth Development N.E.C.) (O99)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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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?

YEAH INITIATIVE

(Youth Empowerment Action Healing)

The Yeah Initiative is a youth leadership/entrepreneurship program. It is innovative, insightful and impactful. The demographic that we target to be driven is the at-risk impressionable youth and young adults whose disruptive behavior and activities wreak havoc upon our neighborhoods.

HEAL THE PAST, RE-IMAGINE THE PRESENT, AND INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF BLACK LIVES.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

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 youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

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Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We believe that t an exchange rather than a cash reward would be more effective because it could Segway into transforming prospective offenders into prosocial individuals. Project Drives various initiatives would steer them into positive social reintegration in mainstream society enabling them to become productive rather than destructive citizens.

The field of community development has undergone dramatic change. Comprehensive community initiatives have emerged that attempt to integrate strategies in the realms of housing, employment, and health. Project drive and other community organizations have surfaced as a core element of neighborhood improvement, helping to strengthen the social fabric and create new types of partnerships for under-served urban areas thereby turning neighborhoods into communities.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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PROJECT DRIVE INC

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gregory Joyner

PROJECT DRIVE INC

Board leadership practices

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • 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? Yes