Kars4Kids Inc

aka Kars4Kids   |   LAKEWOOD, NJ   |  https://www.kars4kids.org/

Mission

Kars4kids funds educational, developmental, and recreational programs for Jewish youth and their families. Our goal is to foster a generation of well-balanced, productive adults. Our means to accomplish this goal is to provide children and their families with a strong network of personal guidance and educational resources, individualized to their needs. Our wide array of services is designed to maximize each facet of a child's development - academic, social and cultural.
Kars4kids overall areas of activity consist of educational programming, school placement, tuition assistance, mentorship programs, cultural activities, weekend retreats, religious instruction, summer camps, recreation and guidance counseling.

Ruling year info

2001

Principal Officer

Eliyohu Mintz

Main address

1805 SWARTHMORE AVENUE

LAKEWOOD, NJ 08701 USA

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EIN

22-3746050

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Jewish (X30)

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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?

Youth Mentorship

A mentorship program for children and teens.

Population(s) Served

A weekly extracurricular program for youth and teens with over 25 locations across the United States.

Population(s) Served

This program makes summer camp a reality for hundreds of children and teens each summer. Kars4Kids sponsors TheZone overnight summer camps for Jewish boys, girls and teens.

Population(s) Served

Providing financial assistance to needy families in the form of clothing and household items, financial grants, tuition and camp scholarships.

Population(s) Served

A community outreach program offering cultural activities and education about the Jewish heritage.

Population(s) Served

Placing children in the school that fits their skills and academic needs, family background, culture and personality and assistance with the tuition expense.

Population(s) Served

An initiative dedicated to supporting educational and youth development programs across North America with small monetary grants.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Kars4Kids supports a network of mentoring, educational, and recreational programs for Jewish youth and their families across North America. We take a big-picture, holistic approach, bringing school, family and community together to develop a next generation of well-rounded and productive adults, with individualized mentorship and family support giving our children a solid foundation to become active contributors to society. Volunteerism is the beating heart of all Kars4Kids programs, with over 1,500 dedicated volunteers fueling the organization's year round mission.
In addition to its primary youth development and mentoring programs, Kars4Kids organizes community initiatives such as coat and backpack distributions, public service/child safety awareness campaigns, and a small grant program for educational and youth-oriented nonprofits.

Kars4Kids, together with its sister charity Oorah, runs a full suite of programs and services carefully designed to impact every aspect of a child's development from the academic to the social and cultural. These programs, including school placement and tuition assistance, mentoring and extracurricular programs, family retreats and summer camps, accomplish the mission of fostering the overall growth of our children. Whether it's a weekly study group, summer camp or holiday retreat, we strive to develop each child's latent talents in a safe and nurturing environment. A core group of paid staff leverages the hundreds of volunteers who power these programs, offering their services as mentors, educators and camp staff each year.

Learn more at http://www.kars4kidsprograms.org/programs/

Kars4Kids has several donation programs in place to support its child-centered programs and activities, most notably its car donation program, offering free pickup to donors nationwide.

Kars4Kids programs are run primarily by volunteers with direction, leadership and constant guidance from experienced and qualified staff members.

Some stats from 2016 demonstrate the scope of Kars4Kids' accomplishments:
- Over 600 students enrolled in the tuition program, working in partnership with close to 200 schools
- Approximately 700 children and teens in summer camp throughout the summer, staffed by about 500 volunteers
- Just short of 1,000 children attending weekly youth groups at dozens of locations
- 2,659 families attended a holiday event in 2016
- 9,000 holiday packages were sent out over the course of the year
For every child that receives help, there are several additional families that are in need of assistance. Kars4Kids carefully weighs each application and request to ensure that its funds are being maximized most effectively.

Financials

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Operations

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Kars4Kids Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/11/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeffrey Rubin

No Affiliation

Term: 2011 - 2015

Jeffrey Rubin

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Reuven Kanarek

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Shimshon Bandman

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Yisachar Broyde

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Joseph Weinberger

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No