Ship Outreach and Community Center Inc

Anchoring Communities in Hope

aka Ship Community Outreach, Ship Outreach   |   RALEIGH, NC   |  www.shipoutreach.org

Mission

Our mission is to be neighbors working together for social and economic change to uplift our community. Our vision is to create healthy and safe communities free of dependencies and capable of producing strong families

Notes from the nonprofit

Ship Outreach and Community Center operates completely on donations and grants from individuals, churches and corporations. All donations go directly to fund our initiatives. Please consider a tax deductible donation today. Donate through our website: shipoutreach.org

Ruling year info

2010

Chairman

Bill Fulton

Pastor, Ship of Zion church

Chris Jones

Main address

105 E LEE ST

RALEIGH, NC 27601 USA

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EIN

27-3617752

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

South Park is a historic African American neighborhood in Raleigh with an average per capita income of $18,000, which is lower than 98.9 percent of neighborhoods in the U.S. The poor economic condition gave way to crime, drugs and violence. This neighborhood and others in and around Raleigh, NC are in desperate need of food, clothing, jobs, medical help and hope. Ship Outreach and Community Center is working to provide these things to the communities through the four initiatives listed in our goals.

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?

Bread of Life

2. The Bread of Life initiative is a food pantry and distribution center that serves perishable and nonperishable food each month to over 3,000 individuals through three neighborhoods street outreaches, as well as through five church outreaches. Suppliers include the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, Pepperidge Farm and four Food Lion locations. Three local partners extend Bread of Life’s reach to serve over 21,000 individuals per month. Bread of Life operates solely on donations from these suppliers and donations from churches and from individuals, with one full time employee and several dedicated volunteers.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

• Galley Grocery was developed in a “food desert” in Raleigh, where there are no easily accessible grocery stores and many neighbors have no access to transportation or fresh meat, produce or dairy. Galley Grocery now employs two members of the community and meets the dietary needs of the neighborhood in a convenience store setting, with subsidized low prices. The Galley Grocery provides an avenue to independence and dignity, allowing residents to shop for their own food at lower prices and giving them a safe place to fellowship in an area formerly dominated by gangs. We receive donations from churches and community members conducting food drives and use Bread of Life warehouse and trucks to store and deliver food.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

• The Transitional Employment Initiative (TEI) is an eight-week job readiness and personal enrichment program in which participants gain the discipline, work ethic, confidence and vocational skills needed to become marketable, long-term productive employees. The TEI program focuses on young people who have been shaped by high rates of poverty, unstable families, school suspensions, exposure to violent and criminal activity and a lack of job opportunities.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
Unemployed people

• Ship Yard is a workout “yard” and community gathering place for the South Park neighborhood and focuses on healthy living, fellowship, ministry and crime prevention. Ship Yard is open to the community free of charge and offers weight lifting instruction, nutrition counseling and youth weight lifting camps.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Incarcerated people

Where we work

Awards

Hunger Hero 2019

Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC

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 clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Bread of Life

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We serve 3000 individuals directly each month through outreaches serve 21,000 per month through partner organizations During the pandemic, we have had to change our outreaches to drive through.

Number of outreaches

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Bread of Life

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

3 weekly neighborhood outreaches, 5 monthly outreaches at churches.

Number and reach of partner organizations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Bread of Life

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Food Lion, The Food Bank of E &C NC, Pepperidge Farm, Capital Grille, Flemings, Cheesecake Factory, Papa Johns, Outback Steakhouse. Brown Bag Ministries, With Love from Jesus, Wilmington Men's shelter

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Bread of Life: to collect, store, manage and distribute food to those in need, and to grow to serve more communities and to replicate our model across the country.
Galley Grocery: to give residents dignity through the ability to shop for healthy food at low prices close to home, formerly a food desert.
Ship Yard: to give residents, those recently released from prison and at risk youth a way to work out, gain strength and confidence, eat healthy, and have hope for a better future.
Transitional Employment Initiative: to give those who are unemployed or underemployed due to incarceration, gang activity, family instability, etc. an opportunity for employment through training, mentoring and internships.

Increase impact and efficiency of our key programs listed above and create metrics by program to measure value of services and success.
Increase awareness of our initiatives among the community, government, churches and businesses.

Ship Outreach and Community Center has an active board which works daily to accomplish our mission. Bill Fulton, our Chairman, is a retired IBM executive with incredible business acumen. He championed the opening of the Galley Grocery store and worked tirelessly with Whole Foods Store Manager, Dan Thomas, to open a non profit grocery store in the middle of a food desert in Raleigh to serve the community. He continues to put his heart into this store, along with managing the 501c3. Chris and Jacqueline Jones, key members of our board, have been pastors at Ship of Zion church since 2001 and are the founders and heartbeat of our organization. It is their compassion and vision that have spearheaded all of our initiatives, to come to the aid of their community in such dire need. The passion they share is only exceeded by the trust they have earned from the community. The work we do succeeds because of that trust. Aleece Spalding is our Executive Director and Development Director. She brings to the organization experience in business and non profit leadership and a history of volunteering with Ship Outreach and Community Center for almost 15 years.
We also have the support of Hope Community Church, a congregation of 15,000.

Bread of Life directly serves over 3,000 individuals per month through outreaches. BoL indirectly serves 21,000 people per month through partners who use our services. We would like to add an additional outreach in Wake County this year and continue to mentor partner organizations that extend our reach.
Galley Grocery serves approximately 1,700 customers per month. We would like to implement a Point of Sale system with inventory management in order to better meet the needs of our customers. We want to continue to be a positive presence in the community, working to provide a safe gathering place that will promote a healthy community.
Transition Employment Initiative has graduated eighty students. We would like to train an additional 36 students by next year.
Ship Yard has many residents working out regularly with nutrition and life counseling. We would like to continue our youth mentoring and camps this year, impacting more than 30 at risk youth.

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, Case management notes,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We created a survey for Galley Grocery to determine new products that the community would like. As a result, we added more varied meat selections.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Ship Outreach and Community Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Bill Fulton

Ship Outreach and Community Center

Term: 2018 -


Board co-chair

Nathan Becker

Chris Jones

Ship of Zion church

Jaqueline Jones

Ship of Zion church

Al Thomas

Ship of Zion church

Ashely Dubray

MobileSmith Health

Nathan Becker

ABB

Jesse Jeffers

Lawyer

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 2/19/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/19/2021

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Data
  • 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 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 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.