Equus Can Educate

Discover What You CAN Do!

Hillsboro, VA   |  https://equuscaneducate.org

Mission

We are dedicated to empowering people of all ages to discover their true abilities through experiential equine assisted learning with a focus on problem solving, effective communication, and leadership.

Ruling year info

2020

President

Robin Leslie LaFrankie

Secretary

Grace Tsuyuki

Main address

15933 Charter House Ln

Hillsboro, VA 20132 USA

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Formerly known as

Equus to Educate LLC

EIN

84-4261739

NTEE code info

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Women's Retreat

Our Women's Retreat is a full day experience for women to discover inner calmness, focus, perseverance, and resiliency. Our non-riding equine assisted learning program is a great way for women to step out of their comfort zone and focus on building up their confidence and self-esteem. Financial assistance is available for at-risk women and teen girls.

Population(s) Served
Women
Adolescent girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Poppy's Playgroup is a wonderful opportunity for 2-5 year old children accompanied by an adult to enhance their communication skills, physical confidence, and social skills while enjoying sensory enriching activities with our miniature horse, Poppy. Financial assistance is available for parents of preschool age children with early intervention needs.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Economically disadvantaged people

Our "Family-Disconnect to Reconnect" is a way for families to UNPLUG and spend time together interacting with our horses and each other in a fun new way. Focusing on opening lines of communication, learning how to take another's perspective, and discovering how to accomplish a task together. Financial assistance is available to all qualifying families.

Population(s) Served
Families
Non-adult children
Parents
Preteens
Economically disadvantaged people

For grades 1st-8th after-school equine assisted learning program that empowers each student to discover their true abilities and focus on developing effective communication, self-esteem, and leadership. STEM activities with our horses are included in each of the weekly visits over the 6-week program. Tutoring in math, science, and language arts is included weekly, as well. Financial assistance is available to all qualifying applicants.

Population(s) Served
Families
Families

A week of horse-filled fun and discovery for grades 1st-8th. Our students build confidence, critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills while engaging in hands-on horse activities that creatively challenge their minds and bodies. Each day includes journaling, STEM activities, and book club with our horses. Financial assistance is available for all qualifying families.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Children
Preteens
Parents
Children
Preteens
Economically disadvantaged people
Parents
Children
Preteens
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, 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, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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Equus Can Educate

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Robin LaFrankie

Equus CAN Educate

Term: 2020 - 2022

Grace Tsai Tsuyuki

WabiSabi Wellness

Jean Rizzo

Loudoun County Public Schools

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/23/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/23/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.