California Families in Focus

MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES

LONG BEACH, CA   |  https://mycff.org/

Mission

To develop and provide positive and innovative events and social service programs for youth and their families to achieve empowerment and purpose.

Notes from the nonprofit

CFF has a long-standing relationship with many Long Beach nonprofits, LBUSD, CSULB, elected officials, businesses, foundations and has achieved national recognition with numerous awards, acknowledgements and proclamations from local, state and federal elected officials. Our mission is to develop and provide positive and innovative events and social service programs for youth and their families to achieve empowerment and purpose. Our primary focus is on developing the “whole child” and providing tools to prepare them for the workforce and society, and to help them achieve their full potential. CFF takes a holistic approach to accomplish these objectives. Our three programs are the VIP (Visionaries Inspiring Purpose) Mentoring Program for teens 13-19; AMPD Program (Art, Music, Poetry and Dance) for teens’ younger siblings to heal trauma by expressing emotions in a healthy way; and the Familia y Fortaleza Program for mothers to maintain overall wellness and advocate for their families.

Ruling year info

2018

Principal Officer

MARIA ANGEL MACIAS

Main address

6475 E PACIFIC COAST HWY STE 191

LONG BEACH, CA 90803 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

41-2039534

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2015.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to increase the numbers of high school graduates. We offer the community resources

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?

I MATTER TOO

To create awareness for students, parents/guardians, teachers and administrators to identify what bullying actually is.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

During the Holidays we chose members of the community to be honored and recognized. We provide a nice meal and gifts. Current year will be members of the Trans community. Past years include (homeless, domestic violence survivors, LGBTQ youth)

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Love Takes Action Award 2020

New Your Life Foundatiion

Humanitarian Award 2011

International Imperial Court of Long Beach

Human Rights Award 2005

Long Beach LAMBDA

Commendation 2016

Board of Supervisors County of LA

Commendation 2013

4th District Supervisor Don Knabe

Commendation 2017

4th district Supervisor Janice Hahn

Affiliations & memberships

City of Long Beach Prosecutors office 2021

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The people we serve with our mission are youth and families from low income, single parent homes and communities of color from downtown, central, west and north long beach. We focus mainly on developing the single mothers to become capable and resourceful head of households and we work with the at promise youth by providing mentors and helping them heal trauma through Art, Music, Poetry and Dance.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    A recent change that we have incorporated into our organizational practices from the feedback we have received from the members we serve and the members of our CFF tribe is that we have developed and incorporated a learning circle and member happy hour where we host team building activities and getting to know you fact sheet, where we ask our members to fill out the getting to know you sheet and partner with a member they do not know and they introduce each other by reading the sheet and creating a story of the person they are introducing based on what they read. We also select one member once a month and highlight them, their business and any highlights they want to share. This allows all members to get to know each other's journey and it creates a culture of respect and understanding.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback from the people we serve has increased attendance, participation and creative advice on how to deliver information and communication to our community. We invite the people we serve to volunteer at our programs, projects and events and we provide orientations and trainings, thank you letters and certificates of appreciation from our nonprofit and also from elected officials. Because of our efforts to include the members we serve, our events have become more focused, with clear goals and objectives and more impactful and well funded and well attended. Our member involvement really has increased and we are more productive at the office with the day to day activities because our members are doing the hands on tasks that free up our time to get more office work done.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

California Families in Focus
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

California Families in Focus

Board of directors
as of 10/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Linda Ortiz

Maria Macias

CFF

Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith Attorney at Law

Christine Nakamura

New York Life

Linda Ortiz

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Robert Spieth

Spieth and Associates Investment Banking

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/22/2021

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
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
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

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/22/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.