Youth Development

Community Assurance

Assuring positivity in all communities

aka Community Assurance

Lancaster, CA

Mission

Our grass-roots organization mission is to provide academic (STEAM/Science,Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) and community sports services for at risk youth through our Assist One program. The goal is to provide hands on training relating to personal growth, college requirements information through the dissemination of literature, help youth to become acquainted with their special talents and motivate academic success.  The objectives are to increase middle/high school and college graduation rate along with mentoring the importance of being productive and successful citizens.

Ruling Year

2001

CEO

Mr. G. Valentine

Main Address

2064 West Ave J #203

Lancaster, CA 93535 USA

Keywords

education and athletics advocacy

EIN

33-0918441

 Number

2174202146

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Housing Search Assistance (L30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

We have noticed that in low-income communities crime rate is high, youth are dropping out of school at an early age, bullying has become extremely prominent, gang and drug activity is very influential. Obesity, the use of nicotine and risky sexual activity is abnormally common. Music, movies and gaming has glorified these aspects where it is becoming non-productive and debilitating for youth.

Our programs

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

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Assist One

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our organization is aiming to increase middle/high school graduation rate, college enrollment/ graduation rate and mentor the importance of becoming productive citizens, specifically in the low-income communities. Additional aspects that our organization hope to conquer are; bullying, teen obesity and pregnancy, gang involvement, mental stabiltiy and the decrease in middle school/high school graduation rate.

Hosting periodic youth events (sports related and symposiums) to disseminate information on college requirements, the importance of education and the benefit of deterring from negative activities.

Our capabilities are renting gymnasiums and multi-purpose rooms at local schools and recreation centers to host monthly events that youth can benefit from. Inviting guest speakers; educational/sports figures and life experience individuals for speaking engagements, organizing competitive sporting events for college recruiting purposes and coordinating after school educational programs for youth choice of career.

In the past we have tracked the progress of youth that participated in our program from middle school up until their college graduation. Primarily our technique has been very simple but effective with usage of social media; Facebook, Instagram and even personal communication with the parents. 95% of those who we kept a personal file on has completed college which gives us the insight on positive progress.

Since the inception in 1999 Community Assurance has made a tremendous impact on youth and their families within Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. We have worked in conjunction with the Los Angeles Bridges Program which is the largest gang intervention program, formatting community events addressing issues of todays' youth.  We have also hosted yearly events(A Day at the Beach) where we coordinated with the Los Angeles Unified School District in conjunction with the Toberman Settlement House located in San Pedro CA, to provide transportation to Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro for all the middle schools where we positively impacted thousands of youth speaking about the priority of education and becoming more involved in community activities with the assistance of well known entertainers for their input and performing services. In addition, our organization hosted a youth sports summit with the City of Chino (San Bernardino County) days after the devastation of 911 in New York City bringing together families to enjoy a "picnic/sports day" to watch their kids compete and ease the tension of the atrocity that occurred. The NBA Jam Van was also involved with the event. Being familiar with the youth in community, we noticed an abundance of them were not "hanging out" so much in the streets but participating in after school activities. ie; sports, band, dance/music and computer related programs. For acknowledgement of our services, we have received several certificates of appreciation from the Los Angeles Councilman of the 15th District, Pomona Unified School District and the City of Chino, primarily for an increase in graduation rate. We will continue to do what is proposed in our mission adding the component of becoming facilitators of the homeless epidemic.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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