MOVEMENT OF YOUTH INCORPORATED

Ensuring identity-affirming mentoring relationships for all youth

aka Youth Mentoring Collaborative   |   Durham, NC   |  youthmentoringcollaborative.org

Mission

The Youth Mentoring Collaborative is a capacity-building organization that is dedicated to increasing the number of youth in quality, identity-affirming mentoring relationships across the Carolinas while working to address the systemic barriers that young people face on a daily basis. This includes providing the leadership and infrastructure necessary to support the expansion of quality mentoring relationships across the Carolinas and serving as a clearinghouse for training, resources, public awareness, and advocacy.

Ruling year info

2009

President & CEO

Mr. Atrayus O. Goode

Main address

411 W Chapel Hill St C2

Durham, NC 27701 USA

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Formerly known as

MENTOR North Carolina

EIN

26-2399990

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

No-Cost Consulting

Youth Mentoring Collaborative provides low and no-cost consulting services to any initiative that serves young people. Our services support the overall youth services ecosystem by building practitioners and organizations' capacity to meet their mission. This includes providing training, resources, public awareness, and advocacy that supports the expansion of mentoring initiatives.

Key focus areas for consulting: Program Planning & Design, Program Management, Program Operations, and Program Evaluation.

Population(s) Served
Activists
Retired people
Academics
Children and youth

Where we work

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?

    Nonprofit and youth development practitioners, educators, mentors, youth, and the community at large. The core of our work is with predominantly black and brown-led organizations that serve more than 5,000+ young people across North and South Carolina.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We recently made a major organizational change that shifted us from a national affiliated network with resources to support data collection. Feedback through this network was consistent: the application process was arduous and it took too long for consulting services to be rendered. Since our separation, we have streamlined the application process and removed barriers related to accessing our free and low-cost consulting services. These changes have materialized into a 7-10 business day window to begin work on a project; down from the original 4+ week wait time for a project to be properly triaged and assigned.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Feedback from our partners is consistently used to determine our program offerings (like monthly webinars and our annual conference) and improve our processes. Youth who are directly impacted by our work is regularly involved in the planning and implementation of initiatives, like our voting youth board members who oversee our Outstanding Youth Scholarship Award and make decisions on behalf of the Youth Mentoring Collaborative. As a core value, we believe in the power of collaboration as a key strategy for our shared liberation. This is evident in how we work as a team, how we serve communities, and how we make decisions.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

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

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MOVEMENT OF YOUTH INCORPORATED

Board of directors
as of 09/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Barbara Jessie-Black

CommunityWorx

LaTanya Pattillo

NWEA

Kenny Bond

Retired

Justice Skinner

North Carolina State University

Kennedy Ruff

Vivianna Strong

Hardin-Simmons University

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 7/28/2022

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
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/28/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.