YURIS NIGHT

World Space Party

aka Yuri's Night   |   Walnut, CA   |  https://www.YurisNight.net

Mission

The mission of Yuri's Night is to use the excitement and inspiration of space as a catalyst for educating and developing the next generation of explorers. We fulfill this mission through a commitment to empowering leaders, building communities, bridging cultures, encouraging science literacy, and promoting a sustainable and peaceful future. Yuri's Night strives to transcend nationalism and call humanity together to embrace Yuri Gagarin's call to protect our world. We do this by catalyzing and creating parties and other events to engage all humans in dreaming about where we're going, exploring where we are, and celebrating where we've been on our path to the stars.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Mr. Tim Bailey

Founder

Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides

Main address

340 S Lemon Ave #6104

Walnut, CA 91789 USA

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Formerly known as

Space Generation

Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)

EIN

27-3913174

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (U01)

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Our programs

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Yuri's Night Los Angeles

Yuri’s Night under Space Shuttle Endeavour brings together diverse communities to ignite curiosity, foster participatory exploration, and further the understanding and benefit of human spaceflight in society using accessible means and inclusive programming.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Yuri’s Night under Space Shuttle Atlantis brings together diverse communities to ignite curiosity, foster participatory exploration, and further the understanding and benefit of human spaceflight in society using accessible means and inclusive programming.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In 2020, most local gatherings were cancelled due to public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Given our mission to spread inspiration and connection, we are creating an online livestream on Saturday, April 11, 2020. We are excited to use this opportunity to connect the world in celebration during this time of uncertainty and isolation. The event will be open for anyone to access with multiple hosts and guests giving fun and insightful discussions about space-related topics.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Cosmic Odyssey Scholarship sends families affected by pediatric cancer to incredible, all-expenses-paid trip to custom Family Space Camp weekends in Huntsville, AL. The scholarship was conceived by Niko Blanks, a childhood cancer survivor himself as well as a four-time Space Camp attendee. Niko found Space Camp to be a place where he renewed his confidence and passion for space exploration. This program is made possible through donations and a partnership with the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Families

Mission: AstroAccess will launch a group of disabled scientists, veterans, students, athletes, and artists on a historic parabolic flight with the Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) as the first step in a progression toward flying a diverse range of people to space. These “AstroAccess Ambassadors” will experience weightlessness and carry out lunar gravity, Martian gravity, and zero gravity observations and experiments investigating how the physical environment aboard space vessels should be modified so that all astronauts and explorers, regardless of disability on Earth, can live, work, and thrive in space. AstroAccess Ambassadors will not only participate in a parabolic flight, but will use their platform to act as public advocates for global disability access in STEM.

Our first parabolic flight will fly on ZERO-G on October 17, 2021, with the ultimate goal of flying one or more team members to space in the coming years. This project is being initially supported through The Whitesides Foundation and is part of the SciAccess Initiative, a collaborative international effort dedicated to advancing disability inclusion in STEM.

Population(s) Served
People with hearing impairments
People with physical disabilities
People with vision impairments

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YURIS NIGHT

Board of directors
as of 9/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Loretta Whitesides

Loretta Whitesides

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Timothy Bailey

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Chris Lewicki

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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