Comics4Kids INC

WE CAN'T DO IT ALONE!

aka Emerald City Comic Book Appraisals   |   Tacoma, WA   |  www.comics4kids.org

Mission

We give out Comics to kids for free 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 info

2013

Office of The President

Rev. Dale Moore

First Vice President and CEO

Heidi Spidey

Main address

4609 South Thompson Ave

Tacoma, WA 98408 USA

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Formerly known as

Clarence Road, Inc

Spidey Gurl Cosmos

EIN

20-2882260

NTEE code info

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We want imagination and wonder in this decade to be like the Science Fiction boom in the 20’s and 30’s. We want an enterprise where our community finally recognizes and understands the potential and importance of this work. This is a huge vision and I think some of the most important work of our time. Your support will enable this vision and help usher public support for our Comics4Kids INC Comic Book Reading Library in the Northwest!

Our programs

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

Comic Give Aways

At shows, conventions, and in person as well as through mail channels and other outreach programs/events

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
LGBTQ 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.

Number of competition winners declared

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

Women and girls, LGBTQ people, Children and youth

Related Program

Comic Give Aways

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total Number of children receiving free comics - adding in person as well as mailed (this is not a total of the comics, but rather the actual number of persons served)

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

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

Women and girls, LGBTQ people, Children and youth

Related Program

Comic Give Aways

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

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

Women and girls, LGBTQ people, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

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

Women and girls, LGBTQ people, Children and youth

Related Program

Comic Give Aways

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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)

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.

Currently between static sites, we at Comics4Kids INC are endeavoring to inhabit a 25,000 + square foot building, to house the following:
Main Reading Room, a separate Special Collections Reading Room, an expanded Exhibition Gallery/Convention Hall, Film/Media Screening Auditorium, Seminar Room/Classrooms, Visiting Guest Studios, Salon/Foyer, Collections Archives, Printing Press, Long Term Collector/Institutional Archival Housing (Vault), and a convenient Student Lounge!

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 influencers, major companies, sponsors and recipients. We have given away over 5,000,000 comics!

Financials

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Operations

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

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Comics4Kids INC

Board of directors
as of 5/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dale Moore

Anne Myrick

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Nate Marshall

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Deborah Petri

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Tommy Engelberg

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Damien Moore

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Donna Martin

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John Jensen

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Ricky Manz

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Layla Tova

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Oksana Vlasova

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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 ? Yes
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/19/2021

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