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

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

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
Economically disadvantaged people

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

Population(s) Served
Adults

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
Adults

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
Adults

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.

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

Context Notes

In 2020, all of our programs had to be virtual. While engagement in our classes was lower, we also uploaded them to make them accessible online afterwards and experienced further engagement there.

Number of Creative Supply Kits distributed to Detroit students for learning and play at home

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Scrap Packs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients participating in educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Student Workshops on Location

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

In 2020, all of our programs had to be virtual.

Number of programs documented

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Student Workshops on Location

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

In 2020, all of our programs had to be virtual.

Community Store Shoppers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Store

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

In 2020, our Community Store was never fully open after March 14th, 2020. We were able to serve this many people through appointments and online shopping with safe pick-ups.

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.

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 new hires, many backgrounds and ages
- Engaged Board willing to give time, expertise, connections and funds
- Long-standing 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 3,000 volunteer hours in 2019
- Able to span education, art, child development, environmental fields
- Can produce programs and projects affordable for all levels
- Partnering with other local nonprofits of all sizes to help boost the work of others

2020 Accomplishments:
- Strategic planning Phase 1 complete; working on Phases 2 and 3
- Increasing engagement through social media, moving to Reels and videos
- Community Store served through curbside, pick-ups, appointments and other adjustments to keep our community safe through COVID-19 and still serve
- Launched Wholesale Kits
- Departmental goals re-set through current circumstances and still met, departmental budget system created
- Strengthened our volunteer systems to work with smaller groups for COVID safety, added remote volunteering
- Able to continue partnerships with corporations that brought programs to the community vie virtual education
- 2 new board members added
In progress:
- Exploring moving to a new location
- Launching our new strategic plan, including new Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.

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 8/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Susan Kalkstein

Nissan

Term: 2018 -

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/06/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/06/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.