CONCRETE SAFARIS INC

Youth Transforming The World Starting In Their Own Backyards

aka CS   |   New York, NY   |  www.concretesafaris.org

Mission

Concrete Safaris' mission is to prepare youth in East Harlem and beyond to lead healthy lives and shape their environment through outdoor education, play, exploration, and community engagement.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Ms. Mac Levine MPH

Main address

158 East 115th Street, Suite 144

New York, NY 10029 USA

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EIN

20-4976317

NTEE code info

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Green Exercise Days

Green Exercise Days are single-day, garden-based obstacle courses that have served over 13,000 second to fifth grade children through seasonal field trips involving gardening, urbanism, outdoor play, and environmental health.

Population(s) Served

City Surfers is a 3-day/week after school program in which 2nd - 5th graders exercise outdoors and transform their neighborhoods into active living space.

Population(s) Served

JungleGym is a multi-date, multi-block outdoor play and healthy living fair.

Population(s) Served

An environmental health internship program for 14-24-year-olds

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of free participants on field trips

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Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Green Exercise Days

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of acres of area indirectly controlled under cultivation

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Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

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Green Exercise Days

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students receiving homework help

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Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

City Surfers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate motivation to learn

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Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Outdoor Leadership Academy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our mission is to prepare youth in East Harlem and beyond to lead healthy lives and shape their environment through outdoor play, education, exploration, and community engagement.

Our strategies involve children and youth in outdoor programming during after school, internships, summer, and single-day programming on courts, streets, and within underutilized spaces in the public housing projects of East Harlem.

Over the next three years, Concrete Safaris will focus on expanding its existing programs to meet demand in East Harlem through increasing its fundraising capabilities and deepening its resource capacity to more effectively serve a greater customer base.

Demand for programming: Concrete Safaris will primarily expand its City Surfers program to simultaneously reach a broader number of students more frequently and employ a greater number of interns in the community.

Fundraising capability: The organization will focus on securing larger government and foundation funding, increase participation from individual and corporate donors, and explore alternative methods of generating revenue while improving brand recognition.

Staff capacity: Underpinning the success of its strategic objectives, Concrete Safaris will hire additional highly-qualified staff able to oversee the management of its programs and improve talent retention, while growing its leadership teams with members possessing the expertise necessary to lead the organization to success.

Concrete Safaris has grown steadily from an after school workshop series serving 16 children twice per week in 2008 to a 4-program organization serving 7-24-year-olds through after school, internships, single-day field trips, and an annual event -- getting over 4,750 participants outdoors, active, and educated -- in 2017.

In 2019, the organization opened its Outdoor Leadership Academy internship program to over two hundred 14-15-year-olds and over thirty 16-24-year-olds for six-days per week of professional development workshops, trainings on how to lead community events for thousands of local residents, and site visits to corporations and government agencies in the field of healthcare, media, business/professional, construction, and food services.

Also in 2019, Concrete Safaris opened its City Surfers after school program to 72 children at PS 57 for a five/day/week after school program offering gardening, cycling and fitness, photography, obstacle race design, advocacy, field trips, nature adventures, and camping.

Financials

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CONCRETE SAFARIS INC

Board of directors
as of 10/5/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Michael Woolley

Retired Attorney

Mandy DeRoche

EarthJustice

Mac Levine

Concrete Safaris

Mike Woolley

Retired Attorney

Anthony Edgar

Morgan Stanley

Naeemah Ruffin

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Brooke Stover

Verizon Media

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

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