Rodman for Kids

At Rodman for Kids, we believe every young person deserves access to the programs, resources, and opportunities they need to dream, grow, and succeed. We are committed to raising resources, building capacity, and creating opportunities for youth-focused organizations, their leaders, and the kids they serve.

Foxboro, MA   |  www.rodmanforkids.org

Mission

We believe that all young people deserve to have access to the programs, resources and opportunities they need to dream, grow, and succeed. We are committed to raising resources, building capacity, and creating opportunities for youth-focused organizations, their leaders, and the kids they serve.

Ruling year info

1997

Executive Director

Ms. Amy Rossman

Main address

10 Lincoln Road Suite 208

Foxboro, MA 02035 USA

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EIN

04-3329283

NTEE code info

Children's Museums (A52)

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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?

Disney for Kids

Disney for Kids is an initiative of Rodman for Kids that, every August since 1992, has been sending at-risk kids on all expenses paid trip to Walt Disney World. Over 2,400 kids have been on the trip.

The kids and teens chosen to participate in a Disney trip have proven themselves to be leaders, through their excellent school attendance and effort a well as their extra-curricular activities. Most of the attendees hail from Dorchester, and would not typically have an opportunity to visit Walt Disney World.

A trip to Walt Disney World is not a necessity. But, for kids who have never even been on a plane or stayed in a hotel, it is life changing. By gaining independence, making new friends, and visiting the Happiest Place on Earth, kids' horizons are broadened. Most of all, the kids get to just be kids. Their days in Disney are filled with awe and laughter.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Low-income people

The Marilyn Rodman Theatre for Kids program broadens the horizons of kids by fostering a lifelong appreciation of performing arts through introduction to live, professional theatre.

Theatre for Kids distributes tickets to young people in need of positive experiences through a trusted pool of non-profit youth organizations, as well as public and private schools. Each group receives an agreed upon number of tickets to bring kids they serve who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend a show.

In addition to kids who do not have the economic means to attend, tickets are shared with kids with cognitive, behavioral, and medical challenges that make it difficult for them to attend a show with a “typical” audience.

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

Where we work

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Due to economic, emotional and sometimes physical barriers, too many children in our community don’t have access to the wonderous experiences that could enrich their lives. Rodman for Kids brings together the area’s non-profit organizations focused on children, instead of pitting them against each other to fight for donor dollars. We serve as a resource that enables these organizations to collaborate and execute bolder and more effective efforts that build children’s lives beyond their homes or neighborhoods.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Partner meetings,

  • 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 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In regards to our Ride for Kids, we sat down and took the feedback from our Partner Organizations about last year's event to make changes for this year's upcoming event including logistics, trainings, incentives, etc.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Our Partners have been more open and honest with their feedback due to the proof that their feedback matters and is implemented.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Rodman for Kids

Board of directors
as of 3/7/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Joseph D'Arrigo

Joseph D'Arrigo

Christopher Small

Retired, Italian Home for Children

James Blue

Alera Group

James Brett

New England Council

Susan Gotshalk

Carol Shaughnessy

Spencer Collier

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Paul Wahlberg

Honorary Chair, Wahlburger's and Alma Nove