Foundation For Second Chances

Providing a Brighter Future through a Second Chance

Los Angeles, CA   |  www.ffscinc.org

Mission

Foundation for Second Chances, Inc is a community based organization which utilizes mentoring, hands-on education, health awareness and community service to maximize the potential of youth.

Ruling year info

2005

Program Director

Patricia Wyatt

Main address

3734 West Slauson Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90043 USA

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EIN

43-2067664

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Foundation for Second Chances is a community based organization which utilizes hands-on education, mentoring, health awareness and community service to maximize the potential of youth.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Second Chances Mentoring Program

Second Chances Mentoring Program (SCMP) builds long-lasting, caring relationships between youth and mentors, fostering each youth’s individual growth and potential. SCMP helps to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential.

The mentoring program uses adult volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.

Population(s) Served

Second Chances Leadership Program was designed to build and develop the self-confidence, life and leadership skills of youth through interactive learning, in-class discussions and presentations, panels, workshops, and exploratory field-trips. Upon conclusion, participants will be able to demonstrate their understanding and knowledge of a leader’s core essentials through a service learning project, weekly homework and journaling assignments, discussions, presentations, and a culmination project.

Population(s) Served

Second Chances Community Service Program (SCCSP) guides students, youth, families, schools, communities and partners to develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate projects that improve the quality of life in their communities.

SCCSP helps youth build skills for family, career, and community roles; provides youth-centered learning experiences and encourages youth to develop the positive character traits of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Through SCCSP youth become an active part of the diverse Los Angeles community.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Strengthen social networks and relationships between students, parents, schools, and community.
Improve students' academic achievement to foster self-confidence and commitment to their personal goals.
Increase awareness of and access to opportunities for participation in community services.
Secure resources and partnerships to maintain and improve the quality of existing programs and services as well as to cultivate new ideas.

Foundation for Second Chances is currently looking for amazing and dedicated Board Members and staff to make this happen.

Foundation for Second Chances capabilities is we have amazing and dedicated parent, parents/collaborators, community, youth, staff and Board members to make our goals happen.

Foundation for Second Chances just completed it's programs and development plan so we will monitor progress through 2019 and make changes and tweaks as needed.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Youth, families and communities.

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

    Paper surveys, Case management notes, 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?

    Implemented COVID-19measures to ensure safety and correct information is given to the people and communities that we serve Distribute lots of PPE resources as well.

  • 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 that we serve has definitely changed the way that we operate. We operate from the view of our youth and community has a voice. Where everyone has an opportunity to help us make the transformational change in our communities and the lives of the people that we serve.

  • 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?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Foundation For Second Chances

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Eddie Henry

Foundation for Second Chances

Term: 2023 - 2021

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/1/2021

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
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/01/2021

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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 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.