ALBUQUERQUE OLDER ADULT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

aka Oasis Albuquerque   |   Albuquerque, NM   |  www.oasisabq.org

Mission

Oasis is a national organization whose mission is to promote successful aging through a three-pronged approach: lifelong learning, healthy living, and social engagement. Offering challenging programs in the arts, humanities, science, wellness, and volunteer service, Oasis creates opportunities for older adults to continue their personal growth and meaningful service to the community.

Ruling year info

2001

Oasis Albuquerque Executive Director

Kathleen Raskob

Main address

Oasis Albuquerque PO Box 35518

Albuquerque, NM 87176 USA

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EIN

32-0081580

NTEE code info

(Senior Centers/Services) (P81)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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The mission of Oasis is to promote healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Oasis Albuquerque Intergenerational Tutoring Program

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring is a volunteer opportunity focused solely on literacy and designed to engage committed adults who share their time and talents by providing individual attention to K-4 students. Our tutoring/mentoring program pairs trained older adult volunteer reading mentors with students in grades K-4 who have been identified and referred by their teachers as individuals who would benefit from our literacy approach.. Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring focuses on elementary students who do not necessarily qualify for special services or institutional intervention (an Individual Education Plan – IEP). Volunteers serve as reading mentors, preparing session plans catered to student's interest, to build literacy skills and promote student self-esteem/confidence.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

The mission of Oasis is to promote healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement. The Oasis vision is to see that older adults across the country have opportunities to pursue vibrant, healthy, productive and meaningful lives. Oasis seeks to positively impact their lives through partnership to share knowledge, offer research-based programs, conduct evaluations and adapt to meet the needs of diverse audiences. Goals for 2020 are to: • Increase and diversify participation while maintaining program excellence • Increase financial sustainability and operational efficiency • Increase social impact • Increase volunteer engagement • Improve the field of aging by the dissemination of research findings and the sharing of best practices

The Oasis vision is to see that adults age 50 and older across the country have opportunities to pursue vibrant, healthy, productive and meaningful lives. Oasis seeks to positively impact their lives through partnership to share knowledge, offer research-based programs, conduct evaluations and adapt to meet the needs of diverse audiences.

Oasis Albuquerque is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Oasis Institute in St. Louis, Missouri. The Oasis Institute is the national headquarters and is led by Dr. Paul Weiss. A strong leadership team and Board of Directors support Dr. Weiss in this work. Oasis is already making strides towards reaching our goals. 1. More focus on the core demographic of 65-80 - Oasis dropped the former tagline of “Discover Life after 50." Our new tagline “Lifelong Adventure" better represents the organization and its work. 2. Increased focus on sustainability by offering high-quality classes and increasing fees, and expanding the fee-for service model of the tutoring program - The Oasis Institute is providing a business analysis of earned revenue looking at class enrollment, profit margin, class topics, and net revenue. 3. Increased focus on evidence-based health programs, especially fall prevention and chronic disease self-management a.Through new funding partnerships, Oasis has increased its evidence-based health programs nationwide 4. Developing a national approach to the delivery of technology programs, to include shorter courses and more focus on fraud and scam prevention. - Oasis now offers continually updates our Oasis Connections Technology curriculum to stay current. 5. Increased support for the Oasis network, particularly with marketing and fundraising - The Institute is implementing more focused, higher touch support to our center in the form of fundraising and marketing support, board building, and strategic plan development.

Oasis Albuquerque has 17,500 active participants with over 2400 class offerings in 2020.

ACTIVE LIFESTYLES: Oasis has expanded its physical space in order to increase program offerings, specifically evidence-based health programs such as fall prevention and chronic disease self-management programs.

VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT: The Intergenerational Tutoring Program had an active team of 400 volunteers during the 2019/2020 school year. The program teamed with 65 elementary schools in 4 public school districts – Albuquerque, Belen, Bernalillo and Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The program has been locally recognized by the National Education Association - NM Chapter in 2017 with their "Friend of Education Award." In 2019. the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education awarded Albuquerque Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring Program with their certificate for "Outstanding Public Service."

As the 60+ cohort will eventually represent more than 20% of the population, Oasis looks forward to expanding its work. Exciting plans for the future include: - Developing and piloting online classes to reach a broader audience and to generate new revenue. - Developing and implementing specific strategies that will demonstrate Oasis is a national thought leader in the field of healthy aging. – Increase the number of evidence-based health programs in our center - Increase the number of tutors by 10% by the end of 2020 - Increasing individual donations by 5% over the next two years.

Financials

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Operations

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ALBUQUERQUE OLDER ADULT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lorna Wiggins

Wiggins, Williams & Wiggins

Bret Heinrich

Wings of Hope

William Willis, MD

Anne Sapon

True Health NM

Dawn Anderson

Oasis Institute

Duane Ross

True Health NM

Wei-Ann Bay

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NM

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/17/2021

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