COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS FOR YOUTH INC

building community capacity for juvenile justice reform

Bronx, NY   |  www.cc-fy.org

Mission

The mission of Community Connections for Youth (CCFY) is to empower grassroots faith and neighborhood organizations to develop effective community-driven alternatives to incarceration for youth.

Ruling year info

2009

Principal Officer

Rev. Rubén Austria

Main address

369 E 149th St 7th Floor

Bronx, NY 10455 USA

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EIN

26-4482112

NTEE code info

Delinquency Prevention (I21)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

South Bronx Community Connections

South Bronx Community Connections is an initiative to build community capacity to serve justice-system involved youth in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Incarcerated people

An initiative that provides comprehensive training and technical assistance for partnerships between juvenile justice systems and grassroots faith and neighborhood organizations on developing effective community-based alternatives to incarceration for youth.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
At-risk youth

The Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub provides comprehensive support for youth who are justice-involved, or at risk of justice involvement, in Central & West Harlem. Funded by a grant from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, the Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub equips Harlem's faith-based organizations to engage youth through restorative justice and credible messenger mentoring

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Incarcerated people

The Parent Support Program provides comprehensive family support for family members of system-involved youth by employing directly impacted parents as Peer Coaches to help families navigate the juvenile justice system.

Population(s) Served
Families
At-risk youth

The Girls Participatory Action Research Project trains young women of color to conduct action research with their peers on the impacts of justice system involvement, and to develop gender-specific solutions to increase alternatives to incarceration

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Incarcerated people

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS FOR YOUTH INC

Board of directors
as of 11/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mishi Faruqee

Youth First

Term: 2018 - 2021

Mishi Faruqee

Youth First!

Trey Billings

Freudigman & Billings

Ruben Austria

Community Connections for Youth

Emma Jordan-Simpson

Concord Baptist Church

Mayra Lopez-Humphreys

College of Staten Island

Hernan Carvente

Youth First!

Chanabellle Arriaga

In-Serenity

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? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/05/2021

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
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
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: 09/20/2019

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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.
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.