ATTACK POVERTY

Awakening Potential. Provoking Transformation.

aka N/A   |   Stafford, TX   |  www.attackpoverty.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

2011

President | CEO

Mr. Richard J Logan

Main address

3727 Greenbriar Drive Suite 100

Stafford, TX 77477 USA

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EIN

45-2401548

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Breaking the cycle of generational poverty in specificities geographic locations of historic poverty.

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?

Community Development

Our community development model requires a long-term commitment and collaborative efforts with local organizations, churches, residents, and stakeholders committed to community transformation. We used wholistic, asset-based approach that aims to build on the strengths and capacities of the community.

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 students showing improvement in test scores

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

Community Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

90% of You Can Academy (after school program) students pass standardized testing. On average over 80% of our students are at or above grade level annually. 80% of students have a higher GPA at yr. end

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

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

Community Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We currently have classes offered at different times of the year in each of our Friend locations.

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

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

Community Development

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

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

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

Community Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

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

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

Community Development

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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

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

Community Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

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

Community Development

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of overall donors

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

Community Development

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

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

Community Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

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.

*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.

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.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

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Operations

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

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ATTACK POVERTY

Board of directors
as of 12/9/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Pete Rigsby

BP Lower 48

Dean King

River Pointe Church

Ken Brown

AIG

Carlos Sandoval

Kimray, Inc.

Lynn Krauss

SouthTrust Bank

Richard Logan

Attack Poverty

Nicolas Vann

BGE, Inc.

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? 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 12/09/2019

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
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/09/2019

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 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 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.