Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Arts & Scraps

Education Reimagined

Detroit, MI   |  www.artsandscraps.org

Mission

Arts & Scraps reimagines recycled industrial materials, inspiring people of all ages to think, create and learn.

Ruling year info

1989

Executive Director

Ang Adamiak

Main address

16135 Harper Ave

Detroit, MI 48224 USA

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EIN

38-2831910

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Recycling (C27)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Arts & Scraps is addressing environmental education and awareness while teaching STEM lessons through art integration. We are assisting educators, non-profit leaders and more through our educational programs. Through our store, we are resourcing teachers, artists, entrepreneurs, families, makers and more.

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?

Field Trips

Groups visit our classroom and create 3 project based on their theme. Our "think, create, learn" philosophy is used to increase problem solving and critical thinking skills and make curriculum come alive. Students then fill a bag with recycled materials to take home.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Budget
$43,131

Student and adult workshops held at schools and group locations. Student workshops have 11 curriculum themes available. The ScrapMobile, a 26' bus, can be part of the visit, bringing 28 different materials so students can "take a field trip to the parking lot" and choose materials to take home.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$77,272

Activity tables at public and private events bring creativity and fun to families throughout Metro Detroit.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Adults
Budget
$48,161

Kits are developed for curriculum areas, holidays, cultures and other themes. Kits are for packaged individually or for 10,25 or 35.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Adults
Budget
$38,057

This public store displays 300+ recycled materials to be used in learning and creativity. Prices are affordable to all and staff helps plan programs free of charge. The store is open 19 hours weekly, Tues., Thurs. 11-6, Sat. 11-4.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$80,000

Where we work

Awards

Going Green Award 2009

Corp! Magazine

Governors' Arts Award Nominee 2007

ArtServe Michigan

Best Non-profit in Michigan, 3rd place 2007

Detroit News

Detroit Benefits Award 2005

Humana

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average price of field trip tickets

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students per classroom during the reporting period

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Arts & Scraps' goals are: -Be a community hub for our store customers and neighbors. We do this in many unofficial ways- we are working to make this more and more clear, efficient and communicated. - Increase the amount of students in Detroit and Metro-Detroit who feel engaged, informed and empowered in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (as well as creativity, entrepreneurship and design). - Increase the amount of students who feel informed and passionate about environmental issues and impacts. - Recycle and reuse as much material as is possible. Consistently increase the amount that comes in and out our doors. - Increase income streams to make us a more sustainable nonprofit overall, allowing us to build a future with even greater impact.

Store: Increase the amount of customers per day through social media marketing, tracking of customers and their needs. Building a network of people who utilize our stuff and our space. Programs: Increase the amount of grant and corporate funded programs we are able to do while still serving our fee-for-service clients. Increase scholarship funds for schools who don't have access to resources to bring us. Build relationships with clients, schools and communities to increase our reach and impact. Warehouse: Increase the amount of volunteers we work with, as well as our relationships to the companies with which they work. Utilize those connections to increase productivity functionally, but also as a connection point for inspiring them to support our work in other ways. Overall: Stay true to the values and Educational Philosophy we were built upon.

- Willingness to evaluate and change processes, programs and thinking - Diverse staff that works well together; long term employees and fairly new hires, many backgrounds and ages - Board willing to give time, expertise, connections and funds - Longstanding reputation of high-quality educational programs - Broad support from the community: over 1,500 individuals give donations and over 5,000 individuals donate time; documented 12,000 volunteer hours in 2019 - Current interest in corporate volunteering - Able to span education, art, child development, environmental fields - Can produce programs and projects affordable for all levels

We measure progress in these methods: - Each individual program delivery is evaluated, the comments used to improve the program - All activities in each area are tracked to ensure goal setting and achieving is occurring. - New grants are used to set and achieve small experiments that build infrastructure needed before we roll out whole new programs. - Records are kept of each Board and committee meeting, outcomes and time commitments volunteered and fulfilled. Dashboard breaks down all financials to help board have clear picture of progress and places to grow. - Staff meetings to review all reports, leadership staff works to implement change accordingly

Goals from 2017 completed: Complete: - Website design complete; - Store income growth for sustainability - Packaging analysis - Individual goals and strategies in each department leading to growth - Additional corporations added to volunteer program, board building relationships with new and ongoing volunteers - Able to leverage corporate volunteerism into product sales, individual and corporate financial support - marketing directed towards products; substantial increase at this point - 3 new board members added In progress: - Exploring moving to a new location - Strategic planning for how Arts & Scraps can have deeper impact in the community

Financials

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Operations

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

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Arts & Scraps

Board of directors
as of 11/4/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kelly Tabaczynski

Oak Street Health

Term: 2015 -

Kelly Tabazcynski

Oak Street Health

Andrew Raupp

STEM.org

David Engle

Lyfe Agency

Scott Gifford

Matrix Human Services

Laurie Carlton-Smith

Ulta

Susan Kalkstein

Nissan

Blake Grannum

The Blakery

Alex Schalk

Bedrock

Brandon Gleaton

Hazel Park Promise Zone & College Access Network

Bryan Quintanilla

General Motors

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? Yes
  • 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? 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

Keywords

children, art, recycling, environment, education, events, youth, volunteers, art kits, reuse, art education,recreation, creativity, volunteers, STEM, recycle, youth development, collaboration