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ACTA NON VERBA YOUTH URBAN FARM PROJECT

Deeds, Not Words.

aka Camp ANV/ BeetBox CSA/ ANV After School Program   |   Oakland, CA   |  www.anvfarm.org

Mission

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) elevates life in Oakland, CA and beyond by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. Founded and led mainly by women of color from the surrounding neighborhood and larger community, ANV creates a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland, CA. ANV engages and deepens their understanding of nutrition, food production, and healthy living as well as strengthens their ties to the community. ANV’s three farms located in the City of Oakland are planned, planted, harvested and sold by youth in grades K-12. One hundred percent of the profits are placed into individual savings accounts for those youth who participate.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder/ Executive Director

Ms. Kelly D. Carlisle

Main address

1001 83rd Ave Mailbox 1

Oakland, CA 94621 USA

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EIN

45-0935667

NTEE code info

Agricultural, Youth Development (O52)

Business, Youth Development (O53)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

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

Camp ANV

Acta Non Verba offers twelve weeks of summer adventure—and a lifetime of memories! Camp ANV is known for gardening, camping, swimming, cooking, fantastic field trips and more!

Camp ANV tuition includes:

Breakfast, Lunch, and a Snack
Field Trip Admission and Transportation
Gardening, Swimming, Cooking and more activities
A safe, clean, educational place to grow
A TON of FUN!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

...sources seasonal produce from ANV’s three Farms as well as 13+ POC family owned and operated farms who employ natural farming practices in alignment with a more sustainable food system, our ‘Sister Farms’.

We support farmers and their families while generating funds for youth Savings Accounts.

These intentional components of our CSA program operate to maintain a more localized and just food system for our community. We offer pickup twice a week and a delivery option once a week to over 250 households throughout the East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, San Leandro). With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic we felt the need for a localized and more reliable food system more than ever. While many grocery store shelves were bare and large scale farms were having to turn under crops in the field; smaller scale farms growing more diverse selection of crops were able to continue producing for local food hubs, like Acta Non Verba.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
Economically disadvantaged people

...provides tutoring, homework help, mentoring and enrichment activities like farming, cooking and art classes. Many youth come from Tassafaronga Village, but we also provide a walking school bus from 4 local elementary schools.

Our After School Program provides a safe space where youth have the opportunity to achieve academic goals and become critical thinkers while creating bonds with other youth in their community. It is our mission to create a great working relationship between our staff, parents, and teachers for the holistic well-being of our youth.

Population(s) Served

... ANV’s “No Limit Leadership” Program is designed to prepare middle and high school students for jobs at camp and future careers working with young people. This program is a way to uplift our youth participants' youth development experience to future employers and colleges.

ANV provides Career Development, Job & College Visits, Restorative Justice Training, Youth Development, Social Emotional Learning, and First Aid/CPR, as well as hands-on service projects to help make ANV a Zero-Waste Certified Organization.

There are incentives (such as a cultural exchange trip to Kauai, Hawai’i) for students in the program who maintain a high GPA and stay on track to graduate.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Families
Caregivers
Ethnic and racial groups
Parents
Non-adult children
Families
Caregivers
Ethnic and racial groups
Parents

...encompasses three plots of land across Oakland. Our farms are food hubs, environmental education locations, providing fresh produce, and safe spaces for our community.

Tassafaronga Farm: Located in East Oakland’s Tassafaronga Village Park is a ¼ acre farm where our community can come to learn and explore together. The farm is planned, planted, maintained and harvested with participating youth and community members. This farm is geared towards providing a safe space in nature where all can learn, experiment and explore.

A’s Farm: Created in partnership with the Oakland Athletics Foundation and sitting on approximately ⅛ acre on the second level inside of the Oakland Coliseum.

WOW Farm: In production for more than 20 years in partnership with youth and community. In 2018 ANV took on stewardship of the space and continues to produce seasonal fruit and salad greens. In production for more than 20 years in partnership with youth and community. In 2018 ANV took on stewardship.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Parents
Non-adult children
Families
Caregivers
At-risk youth
Parents
Non-adult children
Families
Caregivers

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

- Strengthen and expand ANV's Community Hub
- Find a stable home for Camp ANV and the After School Program
- Grow the number of CSA subscribers from East Oakland
- Boost the number of participants who have a ScholarShare 529 Savings Account
- Integrate our program offerings; systematize communications and marketing; dial-in the sustainability of the No - - Limit Leadership Program

- Build strong Board governance, fundraising, and recruitment frameworks
- Grow a robust human resources (HR) infrastructure
- Invest in growth, development and learning opportunities for all staff
- Strengthen financial management and reporting systems
- Pilot and refine data collection and reporting systems

CONVENE - ANV creates a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families.

CONNECT - ANV deepens young people's connection to nutrition, food production, and healthy living.

CATALYZE - ANV builds community in East Oakland and beyond.

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.
  • 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

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, 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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ACTA NON VERBA YOUTH URBAN FARM PROJECT

Board of directors
as of 07/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Priscilla Parchia


Board co-chair

Kyle Cornforth

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project

Term: 2022 - 2025

Chanthip Phonghamsavath

County of Marin

Linda Leu

IMPACT Bay Area

Jennifer McErlain

ALS Therapy Development Institute

Jocelyn Michelsen

Community Housing Partnership

Priscilla Parchia

Oakland Unifies School District

Maxime Stinnett

BandLab Technologies

Kyle Cornforth

Maker Ed

Diamond Allen

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Angela Bereola

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Amia Grashin

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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 ? No
  • 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 11/29/2022

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Disability

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