New City Kids

Loving Kids for Change

Grand Rapids, MI   |  www.newcitykids.org

Mission

Loving kids for change to create a community of spiritual, leadership, academic and musical development.

Ruling year info

2000

President & Co-founder

Trevor Rubingh

Main address

936 Alpine Ave. NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49504 USA

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Formerly known as

Tesafi Community, Inc.

EIN

22-3529691

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Performing Arts (A60)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

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Programs and results

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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?

After School Center & Music School

New City Kids’ After School Centers serve over 300 children at five sites across the U.S. The Centers are open from three to six p.m., Monday through Friday, and serves 1st through 8th grade students. The After School Centers strive for excellence in three areas: providing outstanding education in the performing arts, giving strong academic support, and making the program available to low-income families. New City Kids’ college-bound culture begins in the Centers with a curricular emphasis on higher education that reinforces early on the concept that college is important and attainable. The lack of access to higher education is profoundly connected to the cycle of poverty, and significantly influences lifetime earnings. (The Measure of a Nation: How to Regain America's Competitive Edge and Boost Our Global Standing, Howard Steven Friedman, June 26, 2012).

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Teen Life Internship works together with the After School Center to provide at-risk high school students with leadership development opportunities, musical instruction, college preparation support, academic assistance, and life and job skills training. Teens are employed in the Centers as tutors and class teachers for the children, highly trained by adult staff and taking leadership roles in running the Centers. Interns are paid hourly, learn responsibility through teaching and tutoring their younger peers in the Centers, and are mentored in professional conduct.

Teen Life Interns are set on the path to higher education through the College Readiness component of the Internship. Students are able take advantage of a variety of opportunities: SAT preparation classes, campus visits, a college tour, family workshops, and extensive senior year support through the college application, financial aid, and selection process.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth

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.

Hours of mentoring

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

Adolescents, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Teen Life Internship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of programing delivered

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

Children, Adolescents, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of high school seniors who graduate from high school on time

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Adolescents

Related Program

Teen Life Internship

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of tutoring administered

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

Children, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

After School Center & Music School

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Hours of college and career readiness support provided

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Adolescents

Related Program

Teen Life Internship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of therapy hours provided to clients

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

Adolescents

Related Program

Teen Life Internship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

New City Kids aim is to end generational poverty in cities across the US.

New City Kids strategy is to empower youth living in under-resourced communities to be leaders and change-makers. These youth move the trajectories of their lives, impacting their families and peers.

New City Kids has a unique program, the Teen Life Internship, that effectively hires and trains high school students. The Teen Life Internship is a year-long paid position teaching music or tutoring a 1st-8th grade student. During their internship, high school students develop as leaders and are exposed to a loving community and an academically challenging environment.

New City Kids has maintained a 100% high school graduation and college matriculation rate since 2009. 90% of alumni from New City Kids program are in or on track to graduate college.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Children and youth, as well as families of those youth.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes,

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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New City Kids

Board of directors
as of 10/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Sheila Cole

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 ? 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/14/2021

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/14/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.