ACCLAIM COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES INC

Helping Others Develop Better Standards of Living With A Spirit of Excellence

Harper Woods, MI   |  http://www.acclaimoutreach.org

Mission

Providing performing arts and music programs to enrich & empower community residents; additional services to individuals, families, and the economically disadvantaged who have sustained unforeseen hardship. With a decline in performing arts and music in Detroit and other urban communities, ACOS desires to offer a solution by hosting a variety of performing arts opportunities and music events. The closing of many public schools in Detroit have occurred due to a decline in student population, mishandling of funds, and other budgetary issues. The resolve always seems to be cuts in the areas of music, performing arts, as well as sports programs. An article posted by The Huffington Post entitled "Rhythm and Bruse: How Cuts to Music and the Arts Hurt Kids and Communities" is a must read.

Ruling year info

2001

CEO

Mrs. Carol Ervin MPA

Vice President/Program Director

Mr. Gerald L Ervin

Main address

18988 Huntington

Harper Woods, MI 48225 USA

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EIN

38-3569866

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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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?

Prayze in the Park Outreach

On an annual basis, Acclaim brings a great community event in an outside spectator setting. Community representatives from various health organizations participate by briefly sharing vital health information and conducting health tests such as blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Health and prevention brochures are distributed along with free food, refreshments and giveaways. Musical entertainment is provided by local talent in performing arts. This event is free to the public and held at local park settings throughout Metro Detroit.

Population(s) Served

Acclaim facilitates its own Christmas program specifically for those who are in transitional housing/shelters. Invitations are given to area shelters and children's centers to bring a certain number of its residents to enjoy a fun-filled evening of musical celebration and a health all-you-can-eat meal, free of charge. In addition, local community talent is utilized to assist in this event. Free gifts, drawings, giveaways, and toiletries are provided to encourage transitional housing residents during this most difficult time of the year.

Population(s) Served

Peforming arts venue which features live Christian and inspirational music from local music artists on a monthly basis on Friday evenings. This event provides a clean and healthy environment for community participation.

Population(s) Served

Local music artists are sent to various prisons/correctional facilities in Metro Detroit to bring performing arts event to both men and women correctional facilities. Acclaim has had repeated requests to return to Bellamy Correctional Faciity in Ionia, MI

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

State of Michigan Special Tribute 2008

State of Michigan

Financials

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ACCLAIM COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES INC

Board of directors
as of 6/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Gerald Ervin

Founder - No Affiliation

Gerald Ervin

No Affiliation

Nancy Jenkins

No Affiliation

Carol Ervin

Detroit Surveillance & Intervention

Elizabeth Clanton

Salvation Army - Montrose/Harbor Light

Deloris Bryant

Health & Wellness

LaKenya Sheffield

Detroit DDOT Transportation

LaVell Nero

Chandler Park Academy High School

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 ? 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