Broadway Community Inc

We serve.

aka Broadway Community   |   New York, NY   |  www.broadwaycommunity.org

Mission

Broadway Community sets an abundant table, believing that everyone deserves justice, dignity, health, and wholeness. We serve nourishing food and a welcoming environment, shelter, clothing, showers, and medical care. We serve one another - breaking down barriers of poverty, inequity, and privilege - until all are fed, in body and spirit. We serve.

Ruling year info

2014

President, Board of Directors

Rev. Chris Shelton

Main address

601 W 114th St

New York, NY 10025 USA

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EIN

13-3652817

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

For over twenty years the Morningside Heights and West Harlem neighborhoods of Manhattan have been steadily gentrifying. This has forced fixed and low-income people to spend ever increasing percentages of their income on housing leaving less for food, healthcare, and other basic needs. While this population may have access to sufficient calories in their diets, most cannot afford adequate nutrition. Poor nutrition leads to a number of health problems which are exacerbated by the fear of losing their homes (especially for the elderly) or the actual experience of homelessness. Consequently, many of our neighbors suffer from hypertension, diabetes and other chronic diseases as well as mental health challenges. The most basic ways to address these issues are to provide healthy food, access to preventive health care, safe shelter, a nurturing community, opportunities for social and cultural enrichment, and vocational training toward meaningful and well-paying work.

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?

Four-Star Soup Kitchen

We welcome 150 guests each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with healthy, high quality, and delicious meals. Our four-course meals are served with dignity, with guests ordering from menus and being served at their seats. The gourmet meals always include seasonal soup, salad, main course, dessert, and drinks, as well as vegetarian options.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

An eight-week, full-time course that runs several times each year, our Vocational Food and Nutrition Training and Awareness Program (FANTAP) trains low-income women and men seeking to enter or re-enter the food service industry with living-wage employment. The program focuses on four particular areas:

- Food safety and sanitation, with particular attention paid to the requirements for New York City’s Department of Health Food Protection Certificate;
- Work-readiness skills: showing up to work, being part of a team in a high-stress environment, essential behaviors and manners for the kitchen, and necessary food-service vocabulary;
- Fundamental nutrition knowledge, for both the workplace and the home;
- Essential culinary skills, with an introduction to the regional cuisines of the world.
Students spend four full days per week at Broadway Community, alternating between the classroom and our ‘culinary lab,’ the kitchen where we prepare our Four-Star Soup Kitchen meals. After learning culinary techniques in class, students head to the kitchen to practice and develop them by cooking and serving the meals to our guests.

This is an essential component of our program and one that distinguishes us from our peers: students take the lead in preparing real meals for real guests, 150 of them each time. Students don’t just learn how something should theoretically be done; they must put that knowledge to work to ensure that all four courses of the meal are planned, prepared, and served appropriately within the culinary themes they’ve learned.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

In partnership with the Institute for Family Health, health care professionals provide onsite, consistent health care services to program guests on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people

In partnership with the Center for Urban Community Services, we provide nightly shelter to 15 guests, as well as a nourishing dinner and breakfast.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

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.

Pounds of fresh produce distributed per year

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Through weekly produce distributions over 4,000 pounds of fresh vegetables (summer and winter) were distributed.

Number of clients receiving the grocery shopping services

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is the number of individuals (many representing families) served in our monthly supermarket pantry providing shelf stable foods, such as pasta, canned meat, fruit and vegetables, etc.

Number of meals served or provided

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Four-Star Soup Kitchen

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

More than 30,000 meals were served in the "Four-Star Soup Kitchen" as well as over 1,000 at Community Table which brings together people from all backgrounds for nourishing, four-course, gourmet meals

Number of showers provided

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

Homeless people

Related Program

Broadway Community Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Showers (with towels provided) are available to guests of the Soup Kitchen, as well as those who stay in shelter. Due to COVID, meal service had to be via take-out, so mealtime showers suspended.

Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)

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

Women and girls, Men and boys, Homeless people

Related Program

Broadway Community Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

In February, 2018, the shelter opened with 13 beds per night. That number was increased to 14 in January, 2019 and 15 in July 2019.

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.

Our goals are stated in our mission statement: Broadway Community gathers around an open table, believing that the feast of justice, dignity, health and wholeness is for all people. We work together to see that everyone is included, breaking down the barriers of poverty, inequity, and privilege. From this feast we serve one another, transforming society until all are fed.

More specifically, we strive to serve our guests nutritious meals in a manner that affirms their humanity and dignity. It is our goal that, through this portal, they access the other services provided, such as basic health care, computers, showers, a shelter, food and clothing pantries, hands-on training in nutrition and food preparation, vocational training, plus free concerts, movies and intergenerational art projects. We intentionally work to develop a community in which staff, volunteers, and guests are equally valued and the lines are blurred as guests become volunteers. It is our goal to recognize that we can all help others and, at some time, we all need to be helped.
Further, it is our goal to help people move from joblessness and poverty to the dignity of work and the further satisfaction of having the stability and capacity to give to their communities, by providing vocational training, experience, and the financial means to receive the credentials needed to obtain work.

Our goals are stated in our mission statement: Broadway Community gathers around an open table, believing that the feast of justice, dignity, health and wholeness is for all people. We work together to see that everyone is included, breaking down the barriers of poverty, inequity, and privilege. From this feast we serve one another, transforming society until all are fed.

More specifically, we strive to serve our guests nutritious meals in a manner that affirms their humanity and dignity. It is our goal that, through this portal, they access the other services provided, such as basic health care, computers, showers, a shelter, food and clothing pantries, hands-on training in nutrition and food preparation, vocational training, plus free concerts, movies and intergenerational art projects. We intentionally work to develop a community in which staff, volunteers, and guests are equally valued and the lines are blurred as guests become volunteers. It is our goal to recognize that we can all help others and, at some time, we all need to be helped.
Further, it is our goal to help people move from joblessness and poverty to the dignity of work and the further satisfaction of having the stability and capacity to give to their communities, by providing vocational training, experience, and the financial means to receive the credentials needed to obtain work.

Since its incorporation in 1992, BC (officially Broadway Community, Inc.) has provided lunch three days per week. It has expanded to provide breakfast and distributions of food, clothing and produce. In the late 1990s it began partnering with the Institute for Family Health to provide medical services. It also began providing a weekend women's shelter which expanded to become nightly shelter overseen by volunteers. Early in 2018 a partnership was established with the Center for Urban Community Services to provide nightly shelter for those experiencing homelessness, which includes dinner and breakfast.

Broadway Presbyterian Church continues to be a staunch supporter, providing space, support staff, assistance with regular improvements to the dining hall and kitchen, and Board leadership.

While without a qualified Program Director to provide assistance with social services, BC is grateful to have the assistance of Columbia University students of Social Work to assist our guests with information on benefits.
This work is possible due to generous donations of food from The United Way of NYC, City Harvest, the NYC Food bank, local vendors and individuals, and St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's School which every year before Thanksgiving creates a block long chain of students and teachers to deliver the food and supplies they have collected. Community Impact of Columbia U. provides funding, supplies, staff and volunteers. BC is also supported by foundations, individuals and religious organizations. It benefits from the skill and passion of Chef Michael Ennes and the many volunteers who help prepare and serve meals and work in the food and clothing pantries.

Since its incorporation in 1992, BC (officially Broadway Community, Inc.) has provided lunch three days per week. It has expanded to provide breakfast and distributions of food, clothing and produce. In the late 1990s it began partnering with the Institute for Family Health to provide medical services. It also began providing a weekend women's shelter which expanded to become nightly shelter overseen by volunteers. Early in 2018 a partnership was established with the Center for Urban Community Services to provide nightly shelter for those experiencing homelessness, which includes dinner and breakfast.

Broadway Presbyterian Church continues to be a staunch supporter, providing space, support staff, assistance with regular improvements to the dining hall and kitchen, and Board leadership.

While without a qualified Program Director to provide assistance with social services, BC is grateful to have the assistance of Columbia University students of Social Work to assist our guests with information on benefits.

This work is possible due to generous donations of food from The United Way of NYC, City Harvest, the NYC Food bank, local vendors and individuals, and St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's School which every year before Thanksgiving creates a block long chain of students and teachers to deliver the food and supplies they have collected. Community Impact of Columbia U. provides funding, supplies, staff and volunteers. BC is also supported by foundations, individuals and religious organizations. It benefits from the skill and passion of Chef Michael Ennes and the many volunteers who help prepare and serve meals and work in the food and clothing pantries.

Two important organizational goals are: the employment of a Licensed Social Worker to be consistently onsite and work toward the demographics of our Board better reflecting the demographics of those we serve.

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?

    Low income and homeless people primarily from the West Harlem, Morningside Heights and Washington Heights neighborhoods of Manhattan.

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

    Paper surveys, conversations,

  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, 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?

    Frankly, most recent changes have been related to coping with the COVID pandemic and keeping our guests, volunteers and staff safe, while meeting the increased need for meals, groceries, fresh produce, shelter, and health care, and then carefully transitioning back to communal service of meals and choice pantries.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    Building community is central to our mission, so communication and relationships among guests, volunteers, and staff have consistently been part of our practice. We can always do better. The Board has recently added 3 members who greatly help with our diversity, and we are exploring creating an Advisory Committee drawn from guests and former guest/employees.

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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Broadway Community Inc

Board of directors
as of 7/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rev. Chris Shelton

Broadway Presbyterian Church

Term: 2012 - 2022

Regina Angeles

Talent Now Solutions

Bradley Campbell

HR, Amazon

William Crawford

Retired Pastor

Cristina Costantini

Kipling Nautica, Inc.

John Donaldson

Columbia University

Kathryn Graybill

Retired development and theatre professional

Patrick Mahaney

Good Shepherd Services

Kimberly Snead

Golden Touch Brand Consulting

Amy Webb

BPC Nursery School

Daniel Yang

Chaplain, NY Presbyterian Hospital

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/05/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/05/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.