Human Services

Soho Center for Arts and Education, Inc.

Helping America's Children and Families

aka Soho or Soho Center

Madison, VA

Mission

The Soho Center is a 48 year old nonprofit offering free, innovative, cost-effective programs that benefit over 200,000 children each year. Soho's major focus is to enhance children's literacy, school readiness, and school success. Soho's Book Giveaways provide millions of dollars of new, high quality children's books each year across Virginia. Please see - http://www.child2000.org/books. Soho's National Children's Literacy Website gives the public tips to help children love reading and learn to read well. Please see - http://www.child2000.org/literacy Soho also helps individuals and families access reliable health, safety, and nutrition information and resources with our Virginia Health Information Project - http://www.vahealth.info Soho's main website - http://www.child2000.org

Ruling Year

1987

Principal Officer

Ms. Jeanna Beker

Main Address

1564 West Hoover Rd

Madison, VA 22727 USA

Keywords

children's literacy, school readiness, school success, quality child care, book giveaways, books for kids, quality children's books, low-income children, children's hospital,health, safety, nutrition

EIN

13-2943318

 Number

3144635987

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

It is crucial for young children to have positive experiences with books so they can enter school ready to learn and succeed. It's also crucial for school-age children to learn to read and read well.

The Soho Center actively promotes children's literacy, school readiness, grade-level reading, and school success with our large-scale Book Giveaways (www.child2000.org/books) and our Children's Literacy Website (www.child2000.org/literacy).

Many of the children who receive Soho's books are low-income.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

State-wide Book Giveaways

National Children's Literacy Website

Virginia Health Information Project

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of books distributed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

State-wide Book Giveaways

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The Soho Center donated over 300,000 new quality children's books to children's hospitals, child care-related organizations and other literacy/education -focused programs

Number of books distributed to sick or disabled children

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

State-wide Book Giveaways

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Books donated through Book Giveaway program to several children's hospitals.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The Soho Center wants to continue to help over 200,000 primarily low-income children each year to love books, learn to read, and read well.

Soho also wants to help hundreds of child-related organizations to have the needed literacy resources to better serve children and families.

Soho identifies, secures, inventories, and temporarily stores hundreds of thousands of new, high-quality children's books. Soho then gives these books away to hundreds of child-related programs, 92 libraries, 1,000 Head Start classrooms, 3 children's hospitals, home-visiting programs, the USO, hundreds of Boys & Girls Clubs and after-school programs, and others.

The Soho Center and its Director has 46 years of relevant and successful experience helping large numbers of children and families.

Our free programs and services help over 200,000 primarily low-income children each year.

And our annual administrative expenses are only 1%.

We are well positioned to continue our work - and, with additional support, wisely expand our efforts.

We continue to set goals for Book Giveaways - and we meet them. For instance, we have expanded our Book Giveaways in the past 5 years from giving away 10,000 books to giving away over 300,000 each year.

We continue to get feedback and regular updates from numerous nonprofit organizations and child-related sites that partner with the Soho Center to distribute books and offer reading-related programs.

Our donors continue to support and expand our efforts on behalf of children and families across Virginia.

The Soho Center celebrates 46 years of helping many hundreds of thousands of children, families, and child-related organizations.

We remain as committed as ever to offering free, cost-effective, needed programs and services that benefit large numbers of children and families.

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No