Interactive America, Inc.

NEW YORK, NY   |  https://www.iainc.org
This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

As a Not-For-Profit 501(C)3 corporation Interactive America, Inc. is recognized as one of the most comprehensive community development corporations in the U.S. For the last 20 years, our vast array of services is provided "Under One Roof" and reach every stage of life. We offer a one-stop resource center, for small business development, veteran's services, workforce training, youth services, adult continuing education, safe family transitional housing services, housing for seniors, veterans, Battered woman, and children. IA-Café, with Healthy lifestyles, Arts and Cultural events.

Ruling year info

2015

CEO, President

Gerald Karl Walker

Main address

445 Park Ave. 9th Floor

NEW YORK, NY 10022 USA

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EIN

11-3517798

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Interactive America builds and strengthens communities by providing shelter, housing, and education for some of the most vulnerable populations in the United States: veterans, domestic violence victims, and at-risk youth. In the United States, veterans make up about 8% of the homeless population. Veterans who have a home are still at risk for experiencing loneliness, depression, mental illness, and substance abuse issues years after their service has ended. Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for both women and children. According to recent data from The National Alliance to End Homelessness, 16% of the homeless population reported having experienced domestic violence. Another recent study indicated that 20% families experienced domestic violence in the five years before they entered shelter. By providing support to veterans and victims of domestic violence, we are addressing the ongoing cycle of poverty in the United States and helping to rebuild 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?

Veterans Village

Veterans Village is a Development Program for for Veterans and other disenfranchised people to re-integrate into society and become a contributing member of society. Interactive America is doing so by providing Housing, Training and Jobs. The training includes trades to rebuild and renovate houses, gastronomy, administration and IT Training. Members having passed training successfully have the possibility to find employment within IAI businesses like IT-services, Renovation, Café and Gastronomy or will be qualified to find responsibilities within other companies

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Economically disadvantaged people

Job Training for the Information Technology, Administration, Computer Support, Network Maintance

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Economically disadvantaged people

Fostering community development by dedicating and delivering responsible services and products to help disinvested people and communities rejoin the economic mainstream.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Economically disadvantaged people

Interactive America, Inc. (IAINC) offers abused and exploited women and children over the age of 12 with hope and help. This includes women and girls exploited in prostitution/sex trafficking, abused by their partners and/or exposed to sexual harassment.

Women either seek out the agency directly or are referred by another agency or community helper and call IAINC themselves. Women must make their own choice to use IAINC services and come on their own accord.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Women and girls

IA-Cafe Community Outreach Program has been an integral aspect of our business, since our earliest days. Today, we proudly support more than 4500 members and local, not-for-profit organizations in the coming year. Food drives, donations, partnerships with local organizations and schools, staff volunteer days, community use of our Learning Center and conference room….all these initiatives and more are a big part of our support for the community we love.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Where we work

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 clients passing job skill competency exams or assessments after completing course

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

Adults, Parents, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Information Technology Training

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

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

Adults, Multiracial people, Secular groups

Related Program

IA Capital - A Community Development Financial Institution (CDF

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students registered for online courses

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

Women and girls, Ethnic and racial groups, Multiracial people

Related Program

Information Technology Training

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of financial literacy courses conducted

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

Adults, Young adults, Families

Related Program

IA Capital - A Community Development Financial Institution (CDF

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of loans issued to clients

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

Women and girls, Men and boys, Adults

Related Program

IA Capital - A Community Development Financial Institution (CDF

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.

The goal of Interactive America (IA) is to develop and strengthen communities by assisting veterans, women, and children who have experienced abuse. We aim to provide housing, job training, and other support to these individuals in order to help them thrive and become productive members of their communities in spite of the hardships they have endured.

Our 5-step program aims for full reintegration into society through the following strategies:
• Housing stability
• On-the-job training
• Personal finance training
• Education on healthy living
• Independent living

Our strategies are extensive and customized to the needs of each person we are assisting.

For adults and children who have been victims of domestic violence, we offer confidential emergency and transitional shelters. Here, victims can stay safe while we work with them with to take steps toward safe and independent living.

For veterans, we offer transitional housing and job training that provides them an opportunity to learn new skills and become employed either by our organization or other companies that we partner with in their communities.

We are able to offer shelter, training, and employment opportunities by renovating buildings in metropolitan cities across the United States and forming relationships with local businesses.

In addition to a talented team of dedicated staff, volunteers, and board members, IA has the support of local business and other non-profit organizations in the communities that we serve. We are continuing to expand our resources and service offerings and have fundraising and community outreach strategies in place that will allow us to grow over the next five years. We are financially supported by generous individual and corporate donations, as well as funding from our corporate sponsors.

We have helped over 500 families by providing shelter, housing, and educational assistance over the last 3 years.

In Detroit, we are in the process of developing 13 multi-family properties and one commercial property. In total these properties will provide 168 affordable housing units and 300 new jobs within the community.

With the support of donors, volunteers, and community partners, we anticipate that we will continue growing and increasing our impact on communities in the United States through the work we do to help individual veterans and victims of domestic violence.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Interactive America, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gerald Walker

Interactive America, Inc.

Gerald Walker

Interactive America, Inc.

Carl Jordan

Interactive America

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