RJT FOUNDATION INC

RESTORE JOY & TRUST "Women & Men Supporting families of murdered children"

Miami, FL   |  www.rjtfoundation.org

Mission

The Mission of RJT Foundation is to make a difference in communities by taking a stand against violence. To provide an environment founded on trust, honesty and openness. To provide assistance to families impacted by violence. To provide a safe haven for families to cope with the loss of a loved one to violence, provide at-risk youth mentoring and empowerment support and non-violent returning citizens help with rebuilding their lives through volunteerism, safety awareness, career and educational development to reduce neighborhood violence.

Ruling year info

2012

President

Denise Brown

Main address

19821 NW 2 Avenue Suite 187

Miami, FL 33169 USA

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EIN

45-5603019

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gun Violence is affecting communities everywhere. A March 12, 2016 article in the Miami Herald reported that since 2006, an average of 30 children have been killed annually in the county, for a total of 316 children. My son was one of those victims who lost his life to gun violence on March 1, 2012. The numbers continue to rise, leaving families devastated. Children are left without parents, families are broken, lost, confused and feeling a since of hopelessness. Entire communities are suffering from this trauma that SGV (senseless gun violence) is leaving on communities.

Our programs

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

The Reading Warrior Program

The Reading WARRIOR Program (WAR AGAINST RAGE READING IS OUR REMEDY) is a program designed to educate and inspire children to enjoy reading books; develop creativity and problem solving skills; develop an appreciation for literature; and improve reading comprehension

Population(s) Served

The Etiquette GLOWS is a provention education program for girls ages 14-19, desigined to inspire and promote self-love, self esteem, healthy coping skills, and help keep girls form the influence of gangs and drugs; moreover, to inspire girls to further their education.

Population(s) Served

RJT WORKS Program is an acronym for RESTORE JOY & TRUST WITH OUR RELIABLE KIND SERVICE, with a focus on assisting families who have experienced a loss of a loved one taken by senseless violent criminal acts. Helping returning citizens re-build their lives, promoting volunteerism, safety awareness, and distributing literature in the community to educate and empower youth and families on the subject of violence and bullying to help reduce neighborhood violence.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

The organizations goal is to have a measurable and lasting impact on youth and families. Provide children that have experienced traumatic and sometimes violent loss with a unique literacy opportunity and coping skills to help reduce youth violence. To help motivate, educate, build self esteem and provide alternative solutions for overcoming common barriers present within the community.
To provide a safe haven for families to share their feelings of grief and provide coping strategies. To provide scholarships to students who take a special interest in the field of Criminal Justice.

Through community engagement, RJT will establish a collaborative partnership with schools in areas to recruit and obtain children. Local law enforcement, community and Faith-Based Organizations will he a point of contact to help identify families impacted by violence.

Through partnerships, collaborations with other organizations with a common goal to reduce violence. Through community outreach, college and university expos. Through social media marketing and direct contact with elected officials and law enforcement. One on one communication with the community through One Stop Walks.

In 2012 the Foundation was established initially as a result of the tragic death of the Founder's son and his friends who all passed away as a result of violence. The first community meetings, activities and early programs were designed to impact violence in the community. The Foundation provided compassionate support to families, burial assistance and basic needs to other families that experienced the same tragic losses. These services included: Group or individual Grief Support Workshops for Parents/ Siblings/Significant Others; Care packages for siblings/dependents of the deceased victims; and assistance with funeral preparation. The Foundation has broadened its focus to include programming to address major community needs in the Opa Locka and Miami Gardens neighborhoods including, but not limited to: education of youth; mentoring; job readiness skills training; gender-specific, prevention education program for girls; and programs to empower parents.

Financials

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Operations

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

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RJT FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 6/16/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Denise Brown

RJT Foundation, Inc.

Term: 2012 -

Paris Joseph

RJT Foundation

Quintina Haynes

RJT Foundation

Claudia Thornton

RJT Foundation

Jeff Ronci

RJT Foundation

Kisha Mattox

RJT Foundation

Natasha Linkhorn

RJT Foundation

Valerie Williams

RJT Foundation

Sharron Ladson

RJT Foundation

Julien David

RJT Foundation

William Dyous

RJT Foundation

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No