America RAVES Inc

Transforming The Lives of Our Youth

aka America RAVES Inc   |   ATLANTA, GA   |  www.americaraves.org

Mission

America RAVES mission is to reach youth and young adults through advocacy and empowerment, targeting at risk communities. Our focus is on faith, education and self development, utilizing arts based programming that create access and opportunities capable of establishing intentional and transformative futures.

Ruling year info

2010

CEO

Beverly Rhodes

Main address

314 LAUREL AVE SW

ATLANTA, GA 30310-1235 USA

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EIN

26-3292131

NTEE code info

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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?

Community Engagement and Empowerment Programs

Organization programs target young people and community at large. They are designed to address issues of violence, health, education and family simply because of the community dynamic. Young people living in urban communities are more likely subject to communal forces contributing to higher HIV infections, more crime, increased school drop outs and other social issues. Various projects offer young people and community opportunities to connect, especially with local artist in resident, to create platforms, build relationships, expose talent and keep community alive and safer. Youth gain knowledge, skills and experience. Programs are arts based. However, we are able to address many issues including "hot topics" that communities are experiencing. The round tables bring conversation for solutions and empowerment through parent and youth engagement.

Population(s) Served

A program for Middle and High Schools students consisting of workshops, speakers and information separately designed for Middle and High School students that prepares groups for school experience. Example, middle school age youth receive information and resources to help prepare for high school experience and high school students receive resources to help prepare for college. In addition, we consult with professionals and experts in fields on health, finance, social issues and culture. Youth receive guide to financial aide, job opportunities and more. These readiness workshops will be held quarterly (total of 4 sessions) throughout the year.

Population(s) Served

Programs for novices and youth having some experience in theater and performing. Curriculum consists of 10 weeks training programs for youth 5-18 years old. Youth learn acting, choreography, vocal, scriptwriting and theater. The program culminates with a play production from original script written by students or professional. Additional workshops are included in acting, stage management and technology.

Population(s) Served

Educate and train youth on effective communications as it relates to arts and cultural. Program promotes various aspects of communication, with a focus on health issues such as STD's and HIV among teens. Middle school and high school youth are selected to participate. High school seniors will over see some parts of the curriculum along with college students. This will provide the younger children opportunity for training, mentoring and receipt of small stipend. The older students and college students will gain experience in their select career fields and program will be evaluated by professionals in the fields. All participants will be train on a film. The films are issues related movies that education and address burning youth issues such as HIV, STD's, bullying and relationships. It has a two fold mission. First, to offer youth opportunity to work in front of and behind the camera and earn stipends. Second, provide education and awareness to either cope with, prevent or address issues. Tannie Series consists of ten (10) power packed films produced over a 5 year period. Goal is to offer sustainable community ties, build economic base in the community, offer resources that improve youth skills and improve economic conditions. Production of independent feature film Now That You Know is in post production and scheduled for release in 2020.

Population(s) Served

This is an event that recognizes youth participation in our programs through participation, achievement or community service. Youth and community leaders are awarded the prestigious ACE (Accomplishment, Character and Excellence) Award for their organizational and community support during the year. We target youth who may benefit from the elegant dining experience. It is also an opportunity for parents to participate. Event include food, speaker and entertainment. Young people must maintain C+ Grade Point Average, Have good character as reported by parents, teachers and community leader. They must write a 100 word letter about their participation in America RAVES, school and church. Award is usually presented in June of each year. Winners receive: First Prize- $1,000 scholarship towards college tuition, Second Prize-$500 scholarship towards tuition or books and Third Prize- $100 cash. Other prized awarded consist of Ipads, laptops and gift cards.

Population(s) Served

Annual Christmas event, in association with Toys for Tots, designed to help families in crisis during the Christmas Holidays. We promote giving back to the community by donating toys, food and clothes so that children will experience the joy of Christmas. Participants must complete Application and attend Christmas extravaganza to pick out gifts. Youth are provided toys and treats. Children and Parents come together to talk, hug and share love. Either prior to or immediately afterwards, young people have opportunity to attend theater, sports or movie to promote unity and have fun.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Financials

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Operations

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America RAVES Inc

Board of directors
as of 5/19/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Beverly Rhodes

America RAVES Inc

Term: 2018 - 2019


Board co-chair

Sandra Broughton

AGL Resources

Term: 2018 - 2019

Sandra Broughton

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Rosalyn Wright

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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