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Redefining Realities

aka Pass Da R.O.C.K.   |   Syracuse, NY   |  www.passdarock.org

Mission

To redefine the realities of inner-city youth from desperation to hope through community outreach and school based partnerships.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Nathan Pena

Main address

144 E Warrington Rd

Syracuse, NY 13205 USA

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EIN

26-2549666

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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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?

Monthly Event

Participants are given the opportunity to have open gym and be served lunch, Afterward, everybody gets to participate in a raffle for prizes.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Multiracial people
At-risk youth

This program will provide the opportunity for individuals to receive training in practical areas such as plumbing, electrical, culinary, and construction that they can immediately apply to their daily lives, giving them a sense of empowerment in a positive and safe community environment. Upon completion, participants will receive a stipend.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Multiracial people
At-risk youth
Low-income people

While all players should have fun, that is not the only goal for our travel basketball program. This is an advanced basketball experience that requires the commitment and dedication of the players, their families, and the coaches. The objective of the travel basketball program is to develop advanced basketball skills within a highly competitive environment, while at the same time learning the values of hard work, preparation and teamwork. This program also offers the players opportunities to share in new experiences and culture in the cities we travel to.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Inner city youth & families

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Suggested we create a program that teaches life skills. We now have said program

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

    Relationship are stronger

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

    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 act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Board of directors
as of 06/12/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Greg Widirck

Jeffrey Knighton

Davis Yohe

Tony Jones

Louis Muraco

Don Doerr

Brian Howe

Deb Moynihan

Greg Widrick

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/12/2022

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/12/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 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.