PLATINUM2023

DESTINY OF H O P E

Change is inevitable, Growth is intentional

Columbia, MO   |  destinyofhopeinc.org

Mission

Our mission is to help at-risk youth, the formerly incarcerated, and the community at large, to love, teach, and to guide them into fulfilling lives of promise; to give them hope and a future. We are working to end the school-to-prison pipeline and to provide resources for those individuals returning back to society. In addition to working with children, there is also programming for parents and the community.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Stephanie Lockhart Bey

Main address

601 Business Loop 70 W. Suite 214-A

Columbia, MO 65203 USA

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EIN

41-2057537

NTEE code info

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Destiny of H.O.P.E., Inc. is seeking to address a major problem with those youth who are at-risk and/or troubled. Destiny of H.O.P.E. is on the frontlines of the fight with gang-prevention and youth education. In order for prevention to work, it is important to know that our approach here is centered around trauma-informed care and creating that safe space to build trust. All staff with DOH must be trauma-informed.

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?

BUILDING HEALTHIER RELATIONSHIPS

This particular program addresses the "core beliefs" held by many individuals about relationships we hold with friends, family and children. It addresses the disfunction in which we were raised and how we inadvertently pass this disfunction to the with who we come in contact with. It addresses parenting styles and how our children view us through that style.

Population(s) Served

Re-Discovering You is a comprehensive Program designed to challenge the dictum “I know myself better than anyone else.” Knowing yourself is more than knowing your name, birth date, bloodline, or where you are from. Know yourself is being able to identify, label and direct your feelings. Knowing yourself is being able to recognize your “Pathological Critic” and being able to trance its origin.

Throughout this course you will learn of your “Critic” and his/her intentions, when to practice self-care and how to silence its voice and reduce its effects. You will learn of the effects of Trauma and those triggers that take you back that “trauma site.” More importantly, you will learn about yourself.

Population(s) Served

The Critical Change Gang Prevention Program is a comprehensive behavioral health and gang determent program who curriculum is built from the perspectives of former gang members who found the need and courage to change course. This program’s curriculum shall consist of lesson plans, participant worksheets, workshops, videos, workbooks, course readers and activities provided during in-session use.

The idea for a program like the Critical Change Gang Prevention Program was born out of the minds of several convicted felons who had been neatly tucked away on Missouri’s prison industrial complex. The uniqueness of these men allowed them to see beneath the rough exterior of generational youth. As former gang members who once shared the same mentality as many of those we are encountering, we were urged to assist in promoting change in those who may not at this point recognize that change is necessary.

Population(s) Served

This program is designed for those individuals who are consumed by the very essence of their dependencies, whether those dependencies are drugs, money, sex, or whatever coping mechanism is utilized to escape the pains of trauma. This program will require mental health specialist to address some of the deeply rooted pain that will arise throughout this program.

Population(s) Served

Research have prove that "Effective Communication" can reduce the explosion of anger and increase self-esteem. This program is designed to assist those struggling with expressing themselves without the feeling of anger because they may feel that no one understands them, or at the very least, lacking the necessary esteem required to be effective in that dialog with someone. Communication is an art form, and it is our mission to teach participants that lost perspective.

Population(s) Served

This is a program designed to teach children about self-esteem and the importance of goal setting. Self-esteem is vital to the goals that we set for ourselves, because our visions of how we see ourselves in relation to the world around us is how we dream: Big or Small.

Grades 1-6 will be allowed to participate in this program, while 7-12 will be presented an advanced version that is connected to other programs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 clients who become literate because of literacy education programs by the nonprofit

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

FROM DEPENDENCY 2 RECOVERY

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

75% of these number matrix are men and women being released from prison back into society. 25% are related to active and inactive gang-members who are seeking change.

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.

Our organization is seeking to tear asunder to "School-to-prison Pipeline", and restore the lost are of guiding our youth through academic stability, motivation, and inspiration. Through our programing we are addressing problems such as low self-esteem and hopelessness. We currently serve over 300 Columbia marginalized families and residents.

It has been proven and recognized that the greatest tool to reaching at-risk and troubled youth is "Mentorship." Through our mentorship program we are first:
1. Working with public school personnel to find "potentialities" and "propensities" of the mentee academically;
2. We are creating that "Safe-Space" for them to operate and and have their voices heard;
3. We often visit them at their homes and neighborhoods to increase a stable presence, which they are not used too;
4. We promote self-efficacy:

Self Efficacy is a person’s belief in their ability to change their behavior. A person’s belief
in their ability to change a specific behavior strongly, predicts their ability to make that change. In order to get
our youth to believe in change, we have to be able to utilize all four elements of self-efficacy. (1) Performance
accomplishments (This is when they see for themselves that they can do it), (2) vicarious experience (When they
can see their change in your role modeling, (3) verbal persuasion (This when your words have begun to reflect in
their actions because trust is apparent), and (4) emotional arousal (This is when they themselves desire change
and is now becoming emotionally invested). These four elements are different, but equally important for
sustainability.

5. In order for those four elements to work properly, the "CHANGE MODEL" must be utilized with that Safe-Space,
(1) precontemplation, (2) contemplation, (3) preparation, (4) action, and (5) maintenance.
6. Continue to link their actions to their behaviors, and through spending time with these youth, change is
inevitable.

Our capabilities are limited, and our reach is not as long as it needs to be because we are a volunteer organization, and currently no paid staff. However, we are doing the best that we can with what we have, because all staff members who volunteer with us are dedicated.

We are currently serving over 300 hundred families and residents. We are currently working within the school district mentoring youth. We have partnered with other agencies to accomplish our goals of steering our youth to the paths of productivity.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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DESTINY OF H O P E

Board of directors
as of 04/21/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stephanie Lockhart Bey

stephanie Lockhart Bey

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Glenn Cobbins, Sr.

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Lonnie Lockhart Bey

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Judy Hubbard

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Sahba Jalali

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Clifton Davis

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Marcus Buford

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James Robinnett

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Kristalle Johnson

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/8/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Moorish-American
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability