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Community Inspired Lexington

Enough Is Enough

aka CIL   |   Lexington, KY   |  cisenoughisenough.org

Mission

The mission of Community Inspired Solutions is to decrease the violence in our community by supporting the family unit to become productive members of society. Our organization strives to provide individuals with education, training for employment, assist with job placement, life skills education and training, mentoring and tutoring for our youth, as well as being a resource for other community issues.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Rebecca Webb

Main address

348 East Main Street

Lexington, KY 40507 USA

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EIN

45-2543064

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working to address the issue of violence in our community by providing inner city children with assistance in education, recreations, mentoring and family support. We provide enriching opportunities and are a steady, supportive presence for youth and families in the communities of North Lexington. We are committed to decreasing food insecurity in our community through our food pantry and community garden. We strive to see children and families from Lexington/ Fayette County empowered with everything they need to achieve anything and everything to become self-sufficient.

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?

Frankies Corner Little Thoroughbred Crusade

This program is in development in partnership with Frankie's Corner Little Thoroughbred Crusade will introduce youth and young adults to varioous aspects of the equestrian world providing a blended series of hands on education with a scholarly equine context. The goal of our organization is to build self-confidence, team work, independence and self-employmentto help them become productive members of society, while teaching cooperation, trust, mentoring and responsibility with a goal of transferring these skills into their everyday lives and reconnecting with peers, family and their community. We strive to have a world in which all youth succeed in life while feeling values and respected. Goals: To have the pilot program up and running by the end of the year.To expand the program beyond the initial pilot phase within 6 months.

Population(s) Served
Students
Children and youth

The summer camp program is conducted to help develop the educational and work skills during their break from school. The camp helps build upon what has been taught to the youth throughout the school year. Scheduled activities include virtue/values and history teaching, hiking field trips, arts and crafts classes and physical activities.This program includes teen equine and Operation LexUp. Goals: Increase the number of participants to encompass a larger geographic area. Reach a more culturally diverse group of youth.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Challenge and ConQuest strive to offer effective methods and materials to reach youth and teach them basic morals and values to become productive role models in the community. We instill positive reinforcement through diversity and mindset to develop future leaders/mentors.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

In 2019 we began the Community Inspired Photography Initiative. Community inspired Photography Initiative (CIPI) is an initiative to have youth of the inner city of Lexington to not only learn photography as an art or career, but also show our community the beauty of the world from their prospective. Goals for this project are to provide the youth of the program with a clear understanding of proper equipment use, composition of an image to tell a story, and the photographic process from shooting to printing and
at the end of the program, the chosen images will be on display at a local gallery. The hope is that our community will get a glimpse of the world through a child's eyes. We accomplished this goal in 2021 with the students work being exhibited in the Lexington Camera Club and Lexington Art League's "What Endures, Photographs from an Uncertain Time Exhibit.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

In partnership with God's Pantry we began a free food pantry in September 2021. During our summer camp we identified the need to supplement some of the families in the community. Food items that were previously given to camp families began being distributed to senior citizens. When we realized the need was there we set up a free food pantry in Whitney Young Park in ST. Martin Village. We supply fresh fruit and vegetables and when available meat to approximately 35 families on a monthly basis. This program will continue as long as we see the need.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Non-adult children
Economically disadvantaged people
Young adults
Non-adult children
Economically disadvantaged people
Seniors
Older adults

Where we work

Awards

MOSIIAC Award 2018

University Of Kentucky DIversity Office

Affiliations & memberships

Kentucky State University 2018

University of Kentucky 2019

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority 2018

United Way of the Bluegrass WayPoint Center 2021

St. Martin Village Neighborhood Association 2021

UK Mental health Healers Program 2022

Environmental Justice Academy 2022

God's Pantry 2016

CHI Saint Joseph Healthcare Foundation 2023

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Our aim is to accomplish a decrease in violence in our community and provide a safer environment for all residents. We feel by providing alternatives to the negative lifestyle choices youth and young adults make we can have the long range impact of decreasing violence. We assist young adults, or other family adults with finding employment. We offer life skills training, goal setting and referral sources for the family. We provide youth with tutoring, mentoring and recreational activities to promote a positive environment and keep them out of trouble and off the street. We assist families with finding other community resources they may need to to provide safe housing, clothing, or life styles for their children. Our long range goals is to expand our services to other areas of the community since our services now are confined to one area of the city. The more youth/young adults we can impact the greater the chance of decreasing violence and improving our community and it's members.

We plan to accomplish our long range goals by: Partnering with the city, other community organizations, citizens etc to provide tutoring, mentoring, education assistance and family support so that children in our community can grow and prosper in a safe environment. We are contributing to the goal of zero hunger through our free food pantry and community victory garden. We reduce inequalities by accepting all children with no restrictions of race, gender, or income to our programs free of charge to everyone. We work to have sustainable communities by providing services , education and assistance and being a steady, supportive presence for youth and families in the North Lexington Community.

Our internal assets are a core group of about 12 volunteers who work tirelessly year round to insure our programming continues. We have added new partnerships with other organization to provide expanded community services. We bring in other community members to assist with various educational topics. We do this through after school programming in the fall, winter and spring and 4 weeks summer programming. Some new partners are UWBG WayPoint Centers, Mobile Missions Experience, St. Martin Village Neighborhood Association, Black Soil, Elmwood Stock Farms, Dismas Charities and others.

Established in 2014 our accomplishments are: Developed Challenge/ConQuest Boys (2015)and Girls Club (2016) in partnership with St. Peter and Paul School and local community leaders to mentor young boys and girls based on Christian Youth Ministry for families curriculum. Began our Summer Camp Program in 2015 to provide educational and recreational activities for youth during the summer break Developed partnerships for a youth Equine program to teach youth hands on training on the care of horses. Our Boys and Girls Club has expanded to include tutoring, mentoring, cultural diversity education, as well as monitoring and tracking grades and behaviors. To date we have had 3 students graduate high school, 2 be accepted to Carter G, Woodson Academy, 1 accepted to STEAM Academy, a 4th student slated for graduation this year. One student has graduated from Community and Technical College and is gainfully employed, and one attending cosmetology school and slated for graduation this year. A young adult male who had child support issues resolved his issues, gained full custody of his child and relocated his family to Florida where they are doing fine. In 2019 we developed our Community Inspired Digital Photography Initiative which has participated in 2 citywide Gallery Hops with local and national artist. Been featured on the May 21, 2022 episode of Kentucky Life and is currently working with The Kentucky Historical Society on an oral history project which will be in the society's archive. In 2022 we started our Community Victory Garden as an extension of our monthly Food Pantry which was started in September 2021. The food pantry was started in partnership with God's Pantry, Elmwood Stock Farm and Black Soil Kentucky.

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 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

  • 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, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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 ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people

Financials

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Operations

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

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Community Inspired Lexington

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Alicia Brown

Light and Love Ministry

Term: 2021 - 2024


Board co-chair

Ms. Misty Sullivan

Arbor Youth Services

Term: 2021 - 2024

Rebecca Webb

CEO

Jeremy Reese

Board Member

Misty Sullivan

Co-Chair

Charles Kilgore

Attorney

Lakeshia Campbell

Board Member

Alicia Jackson Brown

Chair

James Brown

City Council/Board Member

Martha Crumbie

Board Member

Fr. Norman Fisher

Chaplain

William Jones

Board member

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? No
  • 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 1/26/2024

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
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/30/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • 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 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.