ZENVIBA ACADEMY OF ART AND SCIENCE INC.

We Invest in People and Ideas

aka Zenviba Academy   |   Miami, FL   |  www.zenviba.academy

Mission

As a society, the single most important investment that we will ever make is in the education of our children. We are pioneering mission driven, outcome focused educators who believe that knowledge is power and human capital development is the greatest poverty alleviation strategy, as it ends the vicious cycle of dependency, improves socio-economic status and quality of life for generations to come through asset accumulation and inheritance. Our manifesto is to develop human capital in under-resourced communities by providing entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, art and math program initiatives. All programs are offered at no cost to students and are delivered at iTech High School in Miami, FL and our mountain retreat in Asheville, NC.

Ruling year info

2010

Chairman

Mr. Gregory S. Daniel

Main address

1101 Brickell Avenue Suite S800

Miami, FL 33131 USA

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Formerly known as

Art Studio Inc.

EIN

26-3923184

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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

Computer Science (U41)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Zenviba Academy of Art and Science Inc. believes that knowledge is power, as it lifts people out of poverty and improves the quality of life and prosperity for both current and future generations. Our mission is to develop human capital in under-resourced communities by providing entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, art and math program initiatives. Since 2008, our high-quality ESTEAM programming has transformed and empowered 3,000 youths by broadening their knowledge base, improving their creative and critical thinking and academic performance.

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?

Creative Holistic Art Integration "CHAI"

Our ESTEAM curriculum of entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, art and math is taught using the award-winning Creative Holistic Art Integrated (CHAI) methodology created by our Program Manager Rachel J. Hughes in collaboration with artists, teachers, mentors and academic performance professionals along with experts in all areas of the creative and healing arts to offer well rounded programs that develop our youth in body, mind and soul. CHAI incorporates multiple art forms and modalities in the learning process to stimulate right-brain and left-brain synchronization which amplifies cognition, enriches subject material, enhances participation, dramatically improves retention and the overall experience. CHAI improves creativity, critical thinking, leadership and career development skills, as well as environmental awareness.

Population(s) Served

Get into the Rhythm

Computer Science should be part of core curriculum starting in kindergarten. We use the award-winning Code.org online course in free, single-gender, hands-on classes for beginning coders and those preparing for IT careers.

Our Coding programs are delivered at iTech High School in Miami, FL and our mountain retreat in Asheville, NC.

Population(s) Served

Ready for the Street

Ready Pá La Calle is our 12-week cultural exchange program where we further American values through music, art and dance. Dominican student participants travel to the US and take part in activities led by our professional Zenviba staff.

Our Ready Pá La Calle programs are delivered at iTech High School in Miami, FL.

Population(s) Served

Reading is Fundamental

The ability to read at grade level is a critical indicator of children’s future success in life. Prison populations in the US are disproportionately minority, as they are 2 times more likely to be sentenced to prison and serve significantly more time than their white counterparts. Overwhelming evidence shows a direct correlation between literacy and incarceration. Minorities who fail to read at grade level in the third grade are 4 times less likely to graduate from high school and 88% of federal and state prisoners did not graduate from high school. South Florida third grade reading levels are only 58%. Increasing literacy levels keeps children out of the criminal justice system.

Core Self-Esteem

Black history is world history! Our students discover the inspirational stories of black achievement from current individuals to those intentionally unrecognized for their significant contributions to mankind that are shamelessly overlooked in American history textbooks, where slaves are referred to as documented guest workers. By exposing black children to their rich and rightful place in world history, we have transformed and empowered their lives through self-awareness and self-esteem enhancement, broadened their knowledge base, interests, aspirations, sense of purpose, self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.

Our reading programs are delivered at iTech High School in Miami, FL.

Population(s) Served

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.

Number of students receiving personal instruction and feedback about their performance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Creative Holistic Art Integration "CHAI"

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All program participants that entered the program reading below grade level, left the program reading at or above grade level.

Number of participants who would recommend program to others

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Creative Holistic Art Integration "CHAI"

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All of our programs are voluntary and we have a 100% success rating and all students recommend our programs to friends and classmates.

Number of youth who report less likelihood to engage in criminal activity

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Creative Holistic Art Integration "CHAI"

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

By improving self-esteem, we drastically lessen the probability of our at-risk youth participants in the penal system.

Number of youth who demonstrate motivation to learn

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Creative Holistic Art Integration "CHAI"

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

100% of our students are motivated to learn

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed a strong sense of self

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Creative Holistic Art Integration "CHAI"

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our programs center around self-esteem and we have improved 100% of our students self-esteem

Total number of client suspensions from school

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Creative Holistic Art Integration "CHAI"

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of teachers trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Creative Holistic Art Integration "CHAI"

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Creative Holistic Art Integration "CHAI"

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students showing improvement in test scores

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Creative Holistic Art Integration "CHAI"

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

100% of our students have shown progress

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Zenviba believes that it takes a village to raise a child, and thriving communities to build a prosperous nation. However, there is no community development without sustainable economic development. We take a holistic approach to urban renewal that addresses the total needs of each community. We maintain that when thoughtfully executed, it can eliminate gentrification, structural inequalities and artificial barriers; improve socio-economic conditions; foster innovation, job creation and environmental stewardship.

Bring Meaning to Your Investment

Zenviba seeks virtuous catalytic capital for our socially conscious and innovative philanthropic investment opportunities for sustainable economic development in underserved urban communities. Unfortunately, nationally foundations only fund 20% of the potential Program Related Investment (PRI) goals for their collective $43 billion annual distribution primarily due to the transaction cost associated with finding quality investments that don't jeopardize their charitable foundation status with the IRS. We can significantly improve these dismal numbers, as all of our investment opportunities are structured to meet Internal Revenue Service criteria for PRI's and Mission Related Investments (MRI).

Collaborative Effort Collective Impact

Communities that partner with Zenviba will be able to better leverage their public and private sector funding with private foundation PRI's, MRI's and private equity capital to deliver sustainable community development and social well-being. Foundations will decrease their risks associated with making these types of investments. Municipalities will permanently eliminate slum and blight. We provide scalable and replicable turn-key projects through innovative public-private partnerships as an agent for social transformation and sustainable community development. We produce a multiple bottom line outcome where everyone wins and the possibilities are unlimited.

Zenviba Academy is one piece of the Zenviba Ventureprises international Fourth Sector organization. We are in the process of capitalizing the Zenviba Academy through profits from our other entities. Overtime an endowment will be established to cover the operational expenses of the Academy. The Trustees are in the process of setting the 2018 budget.

Zenviba is just getting started and we have a long way to go. To date we have helped improve the lives of over 3,000 students in Miami. We are establishing our ReUNION program in the San Francisco School District, and hope to reach 10,000 students in 2018.

Financials

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Operations

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

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ZENVIBA ACADEMY OF ART AND SCIENCE INC.

Board of directors
as of 12/17/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Gregory Daniel

Zenviba Ventureprises LLC

Term: 2014 - 2022

Mariella Daniel

Zenviba Ventureprises LLC

Connie Coopersmith

Zenviba Capital LLC

Tatiana Daniel

Alexander Daniel

Cheney Bros Inc.

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