Riverside Industries Inc

Respect. Success. Innovation.

EASTHAMPTON, MA   |  rsi.org

Mission

Empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live rich & full lives.

Ruling year info

1968

President & CEO

Charlene Gentes

Main address

ONE COTTAGE STREET

EASTHAMPTON, MA 01027 USA

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EIN

04-2438444

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Sustaining a operating budget to continues to support the mission of the organization has continued to challenge the non-profit sector. Competition for funds continues to grow as more and more nonprofits are showing up. The ask for support is on overdrive. Planning and preparing for the future giving that state funding continues to be cut and can't support the funding needs of Riverside. We look to other avenues of funding and support through fundraising to the private sector, including major gifts, grants and business partnerships that will allow us to grow for the next 50 years.

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?

Employment

The purpose of employment services is to assist people in discovering the type of work they like and to teach the job skills necessary for a satisfying employment experience. We provide assistance in securing employment and supporting people to be successful on the job. Services are individualized, meeting the goals of the employee and the requirements of the employer. For five decades, Riverside has worked with hundreds of area employers. We have long-standing relationships that ensure each participant receives a broad scope of support services necessary for successful employment.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Exercising control over what's important to you and being able to express yourself are simple joys that enrich and provide greater daily independence. Riverside's Life Enrichment program provides adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with opportunities for personal growth, independence, and quality living. A talented team of professionals assists in the design of each person's therapeutic plan. It is our belief that growth occurs when trusting, caring, and mutual relationships develop between people.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Engages Riverside participants in a range of community experiences, programs, training and life enrichment. CBDS is designed to meet each participant's interests with opportunities for experiential learning and skills development. CBDS participants work on job training skills, personal growth and development, and heightened awareness about the world around us. Organized activities in the greater community provide learning opportunities for socialization, communication, while promoting physical and cognitive health and well-being. CBDS experiential learning covers a broad range of activities. They include trips to local museums, parks, libraries, events, public safety organizations, nature excursions, news writing, computer skills, meditation, martial arts class, yoga, music appreciation, and innovative art projects. CBDS participants also volunteer at local non-profits, social service and civic organizations.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Riverside Transportation is a vital and necessary service for individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities from 3 towns in the Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin counties of Western Massachusetts. Riverside Transportation provides an accessible safe, and professional way for participants to commute to their jobs, to Community Based Day Services (CBDS) and to Riverside's Life Enrichment programs. Riverside's fleet of 27 comfortable vans, staffed with experienced drivers create a caring, professional environment that starts and ends the day for each individual.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Where we work

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.

Sustainability of the organization.

Innovation of programs and services to provide to the individuals we serve.

Collaborating with other nonprofits to offer excellence in servicing individuals.

hiring consultants to work with us to immerse in trainings

webinars

interns

working with local universities

strategic plan

think more like a business, always keeping our mission to empower the individuals we serve

Riverside has been in existence for 50 years, with more than 150 years of senior experience and knowledge of the human services industry.

We are always eager, passionate and open-minded to learn and grow to create a better world for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Cutting edge Montessori philosophy, mindfulness, technology project preparing the individuals we serve with the skills to gain employment in the community.

Senior management excelerator program

Implementation of Strategic Plan

Renewed partnerships with universities for internships

More long-term relationships with stakeholders

Financials

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Operations

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

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Riverside Industries Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Katherine Hall

Smith College

Term: 2017 - 2021

Michael Romanovitch

Multicultural Community Services

Jan Carhart

Parent of Individual we serve

Silas Kopf

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Jane Curran

LICSW-Retired

John Gannon

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Melissa Pike

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Chuck Conner

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Jennifer Atwater

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Lori Jarrett

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Elizabeth Schabacker

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Jen Garcia

Individual we serve

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 ? 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/23/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability