Laveen Community Council

"Lets Do Something Together"

aka Laveen BBQ   |   Laveen, AZ   |  https://www.laveen.org

Mission

The Laveen Community Council creates opportunities for a connected community by providing leadership for a growing and changing community, encouraging collaboration among organizations, providing support to community members and organizations, and helping the community to be connected with community spirit

Ruling year info

2015

President

Bonnie Carroll

Main address

P.O. Box 488

Laveen, AZ 85339 USA

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EIN

30-0103261

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working to build a stronger, more resilient connected community. Large parts of our community are in underserved rural areas where accessibility to healthy food options, public transportation and basic needs and services are largely unmet. While Laveen does have some of Arizona's best public schools which have been accredited as Blue Ribbon Schools, a large portion of our youth remain years behind in literacy, and with little access to educational materials outside of school. The lack of a community center doesn't help matters, there are spikes in crimes committed by teens that that could potentially be mitigated if they had a place to go.

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?

Laveen Community Scholarship

The Laveen Community Council awards at least two scholarships of at least $1,000 to graduating seniors who are residents of Laveen, Arizona,*
Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above,
Demonstrate a history of community involvement,
Be college bound in the Fall

Population(s) Served
Students
Adolescents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Chartered Organization - Boy Scouts of America 2019

American Red Cross 2020

NOAA WRN Ambassador 2018

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 stakeholders/stakeholder groups identified

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

Health, Work status and occupations, Social and economic status, Age groups, Family relationships

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Stakeholders/Groups include 8 Laveen Elementary Schools, 3 HIgh Schools (12,500 students) 25 Member Groups, Business owners and residents. 5 mile Population is 110k

Number of funding dollars secured for demonstration projects or pilots

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

Adults, Children and youth, Families

Related Program

Laveen Community Scholarship

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Corporate Sponsorships and Grants

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

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

Children and youth, Seniors, Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

People attending our monthly community meetings, the Annual Laveen BBQ, the Laveen Turkey Trot and Spring Egg Hunt

Number of policymakers or candidates reached

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

Age groups, Social and economic status, Work status and occupations, Health, Family relationships

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Business leaders and Elected officials reached

Number of media partnerships developed

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

Adults, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people on the organization's email list

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

Adults, Work status and occupations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of Facebook followers

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of Followers our Facebook Page has

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Adults, Children and youth, Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Laveen Community Council has been the driving force behind the Laveen BBQ, and has fostered Laveen's remarkable sense of community and giving back through personal service since 1952.

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.

FOCUS
A. Agrarian Heritage Conservation and Appropriate Land Use
B. Increase access to public transportation through strategic partnerships
C. Build Community Resilience & Sustainability
D. Education and Community Outreach;
E. Capacity Building and Donor Aquisition

Know what our goals are; and Build our Development Plan around them

Invite ideas and thoughtful collaboration from key stakeholders

Determine fundraising and marketing goals essential to overall plan

implement SMART objectives

define support needs and implement a plan for each objective

A diverse Board of Directors and engaged community

nearly 70 years of volunteers to put on our signature event, the laveen BBQ totalling nearly 21,000 volunteer hours

The Laveen Community Council is dedicated to the community of Laveen and its surrounding areas. We are a 100% volunteer-based organization, with more then 300 volunteers that help us to be successful. All money that we earn helps to fund scholarships, youth programs, create a connected community, and build a neighborhood we can be proud to call home. We have community Member Groups that represent a large portion of Laveen including schools, several community churches, youth sport organizations, scout troops, 4-H/FFA, civic organizations, and parent groups.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

Laveen Community Council
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Operations

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

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Laveen Community Council

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

Bonnie Carroll

Cinthia Estela

Bonnie Carroll

LBC

Stephanie Hurd

Simir Rand

PUHSD

Tony Berastegui

BSA 244

Vickie Ward

LESD #59

Rebecca Perrera

Daniel Penton

LCRD

Manuel Burboa

DES

Sandra Jenkins

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 ? 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