Urban Roots

Empower youth, nourish community

aka Urban Roots   |   Austin, TX   |  www.urbanrootsatx.org

Mission

Urban Roots works with youth leaders to grow fresh food and build a community dedicated to achieving food equity.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Frances Deviney

Main address

4900 Gonzales St

Austin, TX 78702 USA

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EIN

45-3954705

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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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?

Food & Leadership Fellowship (FLF)

Fellows ages 17-23 who are no longer in high school receive hands-on experience running a production farm and distributing produce to increase food access in Austin. During their 14-week season in the fall or spring, Fellows learn about inequality in our food system and directly make a difference through their work on the farm and in 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.

Percentage of youth program participants report feeling more confident and competent to address food justice issues and increase food access in their communities.

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We worked with more food access organizations this year as partners for distributing produce directly to residents of Austin.

Number of youth who demonstrate leadership skills (e.g., organizing others, taking initiative, team-building)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Across all of our leadership development programs, interns developed their skills and grew as leaders (79% improved in post-test surveys).

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

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Urban Roots

Board of directors
as of 09/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michele Freeman

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/19/2022

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
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Female

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