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Sharefest Community Development Inc.

Empowering Youth. Transforming Futures.

aka SFCD   |   San Pedro, CA   |  www.sharefestinc.org

Mission

Sharefest gives youth facing significant barriers the skills, support, and connections they need to achieve economic success.

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Mr. Chad Mayer

Main address

638 S. Beacon St. Suite 700

San Pedro, CA 90731 USA

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EIN

20-5651596

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Sharefest builds hope and pathways to economic success for youth facing significant barriers. Serving over 500 youth a year, their primary work takes place inside LAUSD Continuation High Schools from Wilmington to Watts. Sharefest students participate in college and career courses that accelerate earning the credits they desperately need to graduate. The Sharefest team mentors and provides students with the necessary skills, support, and connections to achieve their career and college goals. After high school graduation, youth continue to receive support, guidance, and mentoring as they enter into the workforce or community college. Sharefests work with youth is partially funded by facilitating service projects for area businesses who want to give back to their surrounding communities.

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?

School Based Youth Leadership Academy

Believing that a communitys greatest asset is its youth, Sharefest is committed to mentoring youth to reach their fullest potentials. With the right cultivation of values, critical thinking skills, and opportunities, todays youth are empowered to be tomorrows leaders who bring solutions and positive change their communities need. Education budget cuts across the state have created a need for additional academic programming to help todays youth succeed in school and beyond.

Sharefest's Youth Leadership Academy strives to help meet this need through school-based, center-based, and summer programs offering academic and leadership skill-development opportunities to underserved high school students throughout Los Angeles County.

Sharefest works in multiple schools from Watts to Wilmington with students on the fringe of the education system who face significant barriers providing accelerated life skills and career development courses to help students earn a high school diploma and beyond.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Adolescents

Innovative service projects and mentorship opportunities designed for organizations who want more for their employees.

Sharefest provides turn-key Corporate Service Experiences that leave behind beautiful results throughout the community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Adolescents

Where we work

Awards

Partner of the Month 2018

LAUSD Board of Education

Affiliations & memberships

LAUSD Board of Education Partner of the Month 2018

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 students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, At-risk youth

Related Program

School Based Youth Leadership Academy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Enrollment is for our year round School Based and Summer Youth Development Academy. **no Summer Academy in 2020 due to COVID. School Based switched to online learning.

Rate of student attendance during the reporting period

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Amounts are percentage of students enrolled in our School Based program.

Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, At-risk youth

Related Program

School Based Youth Leadership Academy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of Students who received a high school diploma who were enrolled in our programs.

Number of high school seniors who graduate from high school on time

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of seniors enrolled in our School Based or Summer Youth Development Programs.

Number of corporate volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Corporate Engagement

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2020 Activities postponed due to COVID.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Workday discontinued due to COVID

Number of participants who gain employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

School Based Youth Leadership Academy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Youth placed in jobs after completing our program.

Number of youth mentored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

School Based Youth Leadership Academy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients placed in internships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

School Based Youth Leadership Academy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

At Sharefest, our vision is that Los Angeles youth will no longer be limited by barriers to economic mobility which is why weve made it our mission to give youth facing significant barriers the skills, support , and connections they need to achieve economic success. As we do our work we are always striving to build belonging, create collaboration, demonstrate humility and elevate all those we work with. Our goals for every Sharefest youth are to see them activate their resiliency, increase their social capital and reduce their barriers to college or careers.

OUTCOME GOALS FOR OUR YOUTH:

ACTIVATE RESILIENCE
The youth we work with are survivors. They have persisted through challenges some of us would never dream possible. It is our job to help them uncover their resilience and channel it into their college and career goals.

INCREASE SOCIAL CAPITAL
Social capital is a web of relationships that has economic benefits. Unfortunately, it has not been evenly distributed among people and groups. But our research shows it is one of the most powerful factors in determining economic mobility.

REDUCE COLLEGE & CAREER BARRIERS
Sharefest works to develop clear individualized plans toward a post-secondary or career goal, high school graduation, and enrollment in trade school or college. Guide, mentor and resource students after high school on their journey to the workforce or college.

At Sharefest, our vision is that Los Angeles youth will no longer be limited by barriers to economic mobility which is why weve made it our mission to give youth facing significant barriers the skills, support , and connections they need to achieve economic success. As we do our work we are always striving to build belonging, create collaboration, demonstrate humility and elevate all those we work with. Our goals for every Sharefest youth are to see them activate their resiliency, increase their social capital and reduce their barriers to college or careers.

HERE'S HOW WE DO IT...
Work in multiple schools from Watts to Wilmington with students on the fringe of the education system who face significant barriers

Provide accelerated lifeskills and career development courses to help students earn a high school diploma

Deliver ongoing mentoring, educational support, and case management

Initiate opportunities for students to build their networks and while exploring multiple pathways to success

Create connections directly to the workforce through industry partners and local trade organizations

Guide, support and resource students after high school on their journey to the workforce or college

BUILD BELONGING
We create space for all to discover community and become part of something bigger than themselves.

CREATE COLLABORATION
We invite individuals from all communities to join together, share their experiences and use their talents as we build a better future.

ELEVATE ALL
We bring our best to the table and consistently seek opportunities to grow ourselves, bring out the best in others and lift up our communities.

DEMONSTRATE HUMILITY
We learn from each other first, admit our faults, ask for help and elevate others as we uncover pathways to growth.

Across our programs, we are studying our model to ensure that we meet our bold goal: Los Angeles youth will no longer be limited by barriers to economic mobility.
We know, in order to achieve an impact on economic mobility for youth, three critical areas that we've adopted as our missional goals must be targeted.

IN 2023 WE EXCEEDED OUR MISSIONAL GOALS ACROSS PROGRAMS...

1. ACTIVATE RESILIENCE

The youth we work with are survivors. They have persisted through challenges some of
us would never dream possible. It is our job to help them uncover their resilience and
channel it into their college and career goals.

GOAL: 50% OF SHAREFEST YOUTH ACTIVATE RESILIENCE
-85% said they were more likely to attend school because of Sharefest
-98% of summer interns grew self-confidence
-96% said they grew in their ability to make mistakes and try again
-75% said compared to before, My life now has a sense of purpose.

2. INCREASE SOCIAL CAPITAL

Social capital is a web of relationships that has economic benefits. Unfortunately, it has not been evenly distributed among people and groups. However, our research shows it is one of the most powerful factors
in determining economic mobility.

GOAL: 75% OF SHAREFEST YOUTH INCREASE SOCIAL CAPITAL

-31 specialized career speaker panels were held at the schools
-100% of summer interns feel more confident in communicating with adults

3. REDUCE COLLEGE & CAREER BARRIERS

Sharefest works to help youth achieve a high school diploma and develop individualized career plans. Regardless of whether youth choose college or the workforce, we guide, mentor and resource them after high school to ensure more barriers are overcome.

GOAL: 75% OF SHAREFEST YOUTH REDUCE COLLEGE & CAREER BARRIERS

-253 students completed at least one semester and credit toward graduation
-241 students completed career plans

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Sharefest Community Development Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Eric Ruehle

West Harbor

Term: 2023 -

Chad Mayer

Sharefest Community Development

Frank Schultz

The Klabin Company

Dan Simon

Wedbush

Mark Limpert

ColdWater Partners

Eric Ruehle

West Harbor Capital

Jessica Ibarra

Moises Figueroa

SA Recycling

Vincent Vanacore

CalPrivate Bank

Jeff Etherington

Alaska Airlines

Rebekah Kim

RK Strategies

Gabriela Medina

SoCal Gas

Jamie Bedner

Wedgewood

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/13/2024

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
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/13/2024

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.