Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Attack Poverty

Richmond, TX

Mission

To stregthen under-resourced communites through spiritual growth, education, revitalization and basic needs.

Ruling Year

2011

President | CEO

Mr. Richard J Logan

Main Address

PO Box 1509

Richmond, TX 77406 USA

Keywords

Poverty, nonprofit, community development, empowerment, neighborhood

EIN

45-2401548

 Number

1669865610

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

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Our Results

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Number of students showing improvement in test scores

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Context notes

A majority of our students experience improvement in test scores as a result of their involvement in You Can Academy. On average over 80% of our students are at or above grade level annually.

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

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No target populations selected

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Community Development

Context notes

We currently have classes offered at different times of the year in each of our Friend Initiatives. in 2015 we offered Jobs For Life four different times.

Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

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No target populations selected

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Context notes

We prepare students in low-income areas to obtain their GED certification. Through mentorship and guided small group tutoring, we see a high number of our students obtain their GED each year.

Number of financial literacy courses conducted

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No target populations selected

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Community Development

Context notes

We use a national curriculum call Faith and Finance to provide practical and applicable steps to empower individuals toward financial freedom.

Number of participants who gain employment

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No target populations selected

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Community Development

Context notes

Through our Jobs For Life program we see individuals gain the skills necessary to obtain and keep a job. During each class most participants gain employment, and sometimes before the class ever ends.

Number of students enrolled

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Community Development

Context notes

You Can Academy - After school program for K-5th Grade students. We "feed" the mind, body, and soul through guided homework help, a hot meal, and spiritual instruction.

Number of first-time donors

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Number of overall donors

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Number of volunteers

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Context notes

Every year we have faithful volunteer that support the ongoing work of Attack Poverty. We are grateful for the commitment and hard work each volunteer brings to the table as they serve the poor.

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

*70 elementary students having a higher grade average at the end of the 2014-2015 school year with expectations of High School completion. We have seen each student's progress grow through our after school program. Many students who started with a C or D grade average have raised their average to an A or B.

*We also expect to see our adult students in the Faith & Finances class, after completing a full class cycle, become financially literate, reduce debt, set goals, establish savings and create an empowered plan for the future.

*We expect 70% of students in our GED class will obtain their GED certification in 2014.

*Student progress in You Can Academy - 100% of students on A/B honor role (50 students)

*Job Readiness - 50% of students obtain and keep a job for a year

*Partnership Growth – Through partnering with Habitat for Humanity with our financial literacy, Faith & Finances class. It has become a prerequisite to owning a home. We are excited to see this added empowerment structure for individuals and families!

1. After-School Program: "You Can Academy" - Here we feed the mind, soul and body. You Can Academy is focused on homework help, a safe environment for kids to learn and play, a healthy meal (possibly the last meal of the day), and mentoring relationships with caring adults. This comes from the understanding that kids in North Richmond hear "you can't" too much, and we show up and tell them "you can"!
2. Summer Slide: “Boredom Busters” We have designed this program to combat the summer slide that students in under resourced communities experience. Through it we engage the elementary aged students in active learning through a variety of creative learning techniques. This year we are planning for this highly successful program to be expanded to 6 hours a day with a certified teacher in each grade level. The first 3 days of the week will be active learning, and Thursday will be designated for a field trip (students can only go if they attend the Monday –Wed portion). Some of the themes will be– poetry writing, building, space/astronomy, healthy meals/cooking, community service, and robotics but they can be changed by the teachers as they see a need to develop a more creative mode of instruction. By adopting this format it will give the students 142 hours of added academic and behavioral instruction per year.
3. Job Readiness: "Jobs For Life" - focused on the importance of work, understanding a personal plan, overcoming obstacles, and help individuals develop goals and skills to obtain and keep a job. The ultimate goal is to direct individuals to look beyond the current reality and envision a future of accomplishment, by taking personal responsibility.
4. GED Certification: “GED Prep” - helping individuals prepare for GED certification. Each student gets one on one interaction with a mentor that walks him or her through preparation for the certification test.
5. Financial Literacy: “Faith & Finances” - An intensive 11-week class called Faith & Finances. This program is specifically designed for individuals living in a low-income environment. Currently one staff member is licensed through the Chalmers Center.

Attack Poverty's capabilities include: (a) an experienced, active Board of Directors whose attendance and participation at our bi-monthly Board meetings is excellent, (b) the organization's 3-year growth rate allows for financial resources to accomplish the mission statement,
(c)there is an experienced, diversified Senior Team, (d) the organization is a member of outside groups that shares knowledge and lessons learned, and (e) the organization has diverse range of funding sources.

Progress is monitored by how well the organization is meeting its annual objectives and the longer-term goals. Bi-monthly updates and an annual report are presented to the Board. The objectives are measurable and have specific deadlines. The objectives
cover things like revenue, expenses, programs, new initiatives, etc.

We have accomplished our goals around education and improving grade point averages this past school year. We are on our way to accomplishing that as we start a new school year.
We have completed one Faith and Finances class and saw debt reduced, family budgets made and followed
We completed two 12 weeks Jobs for Life courses and started a third. During each course adult students began new or better jobs.
We've had 5 of our students go on to receive their GED so far this year. We just started our Fall GED class.
We celebrated the graduation from college of a student we helped scholarship. She is the first in her family to finish high school and go college.
We launched 2 new friends initiatives this year, one in Rosenberg, TX and one in Katy, TX
We completed construction and opened Neighborhood Resource Center in our North Richmond initiative
We are still in the work of accomplishing the continued recruiting of volunteers, raising funding and building relationships with new church partners.

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Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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?

No