Sharefest Community Development Inc.

Empowering Youth. Transforming Communities.

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

Mission

Empower under-served youth to transform their future and become leaders of collaborative community change.

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)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

You see the chronic poverty, civic decline, gang violence and dismal school outcomes in L.A. You want to do something but the problems feel insurmountable, and you don’t know where to start. Perhaps you are looking to support an organization that makes lasting change. Or maybe you have a passion for fighting the tides of poverty and helping youth become leaders. At Sharefest we understand how paralyzing the problems in our community feel. We also know that the LA area has a tremendous pool of resources that could be used to chip away at the problems around us. Unfortunately, there are few clear paths to connect our area’s resources with needs in a way that actually creates change.

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?

Workday

The Sharefest Workday is an annual community-building and service day that mobilizes thousands of volunteers of all ages to work on community projects designed to meet tangible needs. We paint, clean, plant, refurbish, and beautify schools, parks, and public facilities at no cost to recipients, thanks to our donors and supporters. For 12 years, Sharefest has joined volunteers and organizations in the greater South Bay and L.A. Harbor areas to create positive change in their communities.

Population(s) Served

The overwhelming need for positive summer programming for youth is impossible to ignore. The Summer YLA supports the positive development of underserved middle and high school students by linking them with mentor/role models, healthy activities, and a network of supportive peers. The program includes Art, Athletics (including swimming), College and Career Readiness, Creative Writing, Dance, Health and Wellness, Leadership Development, Math and Science, Service Learning, Team Building, Theater, and Violence Prevention. Through these activities, students learn the value of Leadership & Responsibility, Social & Cultural Skills, Communication & Collaboration, and Creativity & Innovation. Youth are also introduced to a variety of role models from the local community, such as civic leaders, college students, and college professors, to provide real-life examples of what their future could hold.

Population(s) Served

Believing that a community’s 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, today’s youth are empowered to be tomorrow’s 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 today’s 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 middle and high school students throughout Los Angeles County.

Population(s) Served

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

Population(s) Served

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
Related Program

Youth Leadership Academy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Enrollment is for our year round School Based and Summer Youth Development Academy.

Rate of student attendance during the reporting period

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

Youth Leadership Academy

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
Related Program

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 School Based or our Summer Youth Development Academy

Number of students enrolled in service-learning courses

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

Youth Leadership Academy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

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

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

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

Youth Leadership Academy

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 lessons taught

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

Youth Leadership Academy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of lesson in our School Based and Summer Youth Development Programs.

Number of volunteers

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

Workday

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of corporate volunteers

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

Corporate Engagement

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Workday

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Sharefest's mission is “Building strong South Bay communities by fostering volunteerism and preparing youth to lead positive change.” Sharefest began with Workday–an effort to bring the community together through volunteer service projects. Volunteers from the community clean, build, refurbish, paint and improve schools, parks, and other public facilities in neighborhoods compromised by gang violence and neglect. In December 2006, 14-year-old Cheryl Green was shot and killed in Los Angeles' Harbor Gateway area. In response to this event - and the endemic interracial violence it represented - a Task Force was formed through Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn's Office to address public safety and ways for community stakeholders to keep youth away from gangs, drugs, and guns. It was at the urging of the Task Force and a direct result of its community needs assessment that Sharefest launched the Youth Development Academy (YDA) -- first in the summer of 2007 and then year-round in 2009.

The YDA serves more than 450 disadvantaged teenagers annually with year-round programming that includes:

1) School-Based YDA, an after-school program serving 200+ students at four Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Continuation High Schools: Avalon (Wilmington), Angel's Gate (San Pedro), Patton (Harbor City), and Simon Rodia (South Gate).
2) Summer YDA, a 4-week program for 200+ middle and high school students (ages 11-18) held on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills. The Summer YDA fosters the positive development of students by linking them with mentor/role models, healthy activities, and a network of supportive peers during summer months when they would otherwise be lacking a structured environment.
3) Youth Leadership Council, a group of 30-50 high school students – primarily drawn from the Summer YDA – who meet throughout the year to identify, research and implement solutions to problems in their community.

We continue to conduct our annual Workday, which is a critical part of our youth development framework, as it: 1) Creates an opportunity for YDA students to lead service projects and work side-by-side with corporate and civic partners as part of a community effort; 2) Builds our relationships with corporate, government, and faith/community-based organizations, who provide the 2,500+ volunteers and extraordinary financial and in-kind support that make Workday possible; 3) Models the approach to community service that is central to our youth development philosophy; and, 4) Improves the facilities used by disadvantaged kids. Most Workday projects are at public schools and, in 2018, 57% of the 27,000+ students at the schools we improved were from families that qualify for Free/Reduced lunch.

Sharefest has received numerous awards and commendations from political leaders, business groups and civic organizations. Most recently, we were honored as the LAUSD Board of Education Partner of the Month and named the 2017 Nonprofit of the Year by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce. See http://sharefestinc.org/awards-and-recognition/ for a complete list.
Sharefest has a unique opportunity to create a new resource for underserved youth in the South Bay/Harbor region-converting a former jail into a Youth Development Center.The Center will offer an alternative to other youth development programs in the area, with social change and community improvement the animating forces behind the programming. It will become the headquarters of our Youth Leadership Council, support the expansion of our Continuation School programs, and give us the capacity and flexibility to initiate new programming based on the needs of the youth. See the space: http://sharefestinc.org/youth/ydc/

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 5/21/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Frank Schultz

The Klabin Company

Chad Mayer

Sharefest Community Development

Frank Schultz

The Klabin Company

Linda Braden

Cornerstone Construction Group Inc.

Antionette Brown-Leon

Asomugha Foundation

Dan Simon

Wedbush

Ana Dragin

City of Los Angeles, Council District 15

Cindi Krippendorf

Fielding Electric, Inc.

Mark Limpert

ColdWater Partners

Eric Ruehle

West Harbor Capital

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 ? 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