Educational Institutions

Comics4Kids

aka Emerald City Comic Book Appraisals

Tacoma, WA

Mission

We give out Comics to kids to improve literacy and encourage imagination

Notes from the Nonprofit

We are excited to accept donations of comic books and related ephemera! We also partner with Patreon, Amazon Smile, eBay Giving Works, Benevity, and Humble Bundle!

Ruling Year

2013

Office of The President

Dale Moore

Main Address

4609 South Thompson Ave

Tacoma, WA 98408 USA

Keywords

Comic Books, Reading, Philanthropy, Stan Lee, Marvel, DC, Disney

EIN

20-2882260

 Number

1579943529

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Our programs

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Comic Give Away

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Our Results

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Number of competition winners declared

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

LGBTQ people,

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Comic Give Away

Context notes

Number of children receiving free comics - adding in person as well as mailed

Number of children who have the ability to understand and comprehend communication

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

LGBTQ people,

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Comic Give Away

Context notes

Teachers, educators, librarians, parents relating success due to interaction with comics provided by Comics4Kids INC

Number of teachers who report feeling prepared to address diverse student needs, including learning disabilities and limited English proficiency

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

LGBTQ people,

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Context notes

Teachers communicating that they are empowered to face challenges with tools provided through literacy exchange = Equipped with common use of Comic Mythology to break new ground of communication

Number of books distributed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

LGBTQ people,

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Comic Give Away

Context notes

numbers represent amounts of single comics delivered to the hands of children! In person/on site, through mail, attendees of conventions and programs, and scholastic application(s)

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Improve literacy, Encourage imagination, foster stewardship of the premiere illustrated narrative medium, as well as bridge communication gaps and create future collectors

Interact with parents and teachers
Follow reading patterns of the kids
Attend conventions and spread the word
Create cohesive response to in crisis persons
Use as a second language tool
Create comic books detailing cultural peoples of the world

We are staffed with Comic experts and emerging students who care about our society and the role of the Western culture in the expanding world theatre!
We have the Knowledge, the Skills, and the Abilities to travel across the United States to fulfill our mission, as we have for the past 20+ years.

Reports and communication from constituents and students, faculty and teachers, reporters, celebrities, media influences, major companies, sponsors and recipients

Reports and communication from constituents and students, faculty and teachers, reporters, celebrities, media influences, major companies, sponsors and recipients. We have given away over $8,000,000 worth of comics!

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

Yes

ETHICS & 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

Organizational Demographics

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Diversity Strategies

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We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
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We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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We have a diversity manager in place
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We have a diversity plan
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We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
www.comics4kidsinc.org is all inclusive! We hope to publish more comics on Peoples of Tribal cultures, cultural diversity and look forward to encouraging tolerance and empathy!