Community Now

Empowerment Through Knowledge

Moreno Valley, CA   |  www.communitynow.info

Mission

The mission of Community Now is to use evidenced-based theories to equip individuals with the coping skills needed to manage the stressors of life to become socially and emotionally resilient.

Ruling year info

2014

CEO

Mrs. Shor Denny

Main address

28604 Maranda Ct

Moreno Valley, CA 92555 USA

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EIN

46-2624331

NTEE code info

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Community Coalitions (S21)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Community Now, a nonprofit organization in Moreno Valley is dedicated to supporting the Inland Empire by addressing mental health trauma and stresses in children and adults. These challenges adversely affect the well-being and health of the individual and impacts their environment.

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?

GET PLUGGED IN - Student Leadership Teams

The get plugged in program is school based and starts in the morning. Every week we use evidence-based activities that teach coping skills, problem solving strategies and leadership development. Then our youth lead campus wide activities to educate the entire campus increasing student self-esteem, academic success, reducing bullying, and increasing school climate

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The goal of the Me, myself and mine program is to develop and implement mental wellness programming that will help reduce the negative feelings and experiences that foster parents and foster youth have when providing personal care and maintenance for curly and kinky curly hair.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

This training will increase the general knowledge of trauma-informed concepts, research and resources. Build an understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences and their effect of those we serve and begin to apply trauma-informed approaches to our everyday and professional lives.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Caregivers

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 middle school students improving health-related attitudes and behaviors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

GET PLUGGED IN - Student Leadership Teams

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of teachers who report feeling prepared to address diverse student needs, including learning disabilities and limited English proficiency

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Trauma informed care trainings

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Pre, mid and post surveys administered by Panorama Education during 2020-2021 school year.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

For youth, our goal is to teach coping strategies and problem-solving skills to youth 3rd - 12th grade using evidence-based theories in trauma-informed care, social-emotional supports and cultural awareness.

For our adults the goal is to provide the same with added rigor, consisting of one-on-one coaching and training in trauma informed care prevention, emotional intelligence and cultural sensitivity.

Community Now's 2030 Sustainable Development Goal is #3 Good Health & Well Being:

1. Use evidence-based surveys to accurately document progress and outcomes through qualitative and quantitative data.

2. Create age-appropriate resource guides of trauma prevention and support aids for self-care that can be utilized by a participant long term.

3. Employ experienced, caring personnel to achieve positive results and impact long-term wellness.

4. Identify professional development opportunities for our personnel to stay current with trends and technology.

5. Continue to advance the development of our curriculum, as sectors’ (nonprofit, business, education, etc.) wellness needs evolve.


1. Cognizant of the sensitive nature of our mission, Community Now has always engaged experienced, professionally trained staff and subcontractor/partners for its programs.

2. With almost ten years of service delivery, Community Now has affiliations and community partners that support its goals. Community Now has enjoyed various kinds of collaborations with health providers and nonprofits that have impacted participant success.

3. Our board reflects the diversity of our participants; and the boards’ individual affiliations continue to add value to the sustainability and growth of our programs.

4. Our founder/CEO sits on mental health boards that advocate for the mental wellness of our community.

5. We engage a freelance grant writer/researcher for grant seeking.

During COVID, successfully transitioned our Get Plugged In on campus student trauma prevention program to online until school ended in June 2020.

During COVID Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) asked Community Now (CN) to create a virtual trauma-informed care and social-justice program for its educators in 3 school districts. CN developed this program called Coaching for Cultural Success (CSS). RCOE has seen the value of our work in the midst of a pandemic and has contracted Community Now for additional schools throughout this summer and the 2021-2022 school year.

Developed and trademarked Coaching for Cultural Success.

Developed a proprietary CCS survey design and evaluation model to demonstrate the impact of the program on participants as well as program efficacy.

In 2021 hired a special projects director to write and publish wellness booklets for CCS participants. First e-booklet was for educators on self-care and general wellness; second is for leadership with self-care, and approaches for effectively communicating with on and off campus individuals.


WHAT’S NEXT
1. Engage a social media specialist for intensive targeted marketing and branding to increase school district and other sector partnerships.

2. The success of our program with educators has caught the attention of the Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators who will mentor Community Now in program expansion and funding.

3. Initiate a Community Now ad hoc committee to explore publishing and offering CCS curriculum for online sale.

4. Formerly called Get Plugged In, Greatness Within is a new social emotional learning program that supports our youth by increasing cultural understanding and humility. Putting emphasis on these two attributes through workshops, activities and community engagement focuses on racial injustice.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Youth through adults with trauma informed care programs for mental wellness.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    program surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our surveys showed more people demonstrating anxiety and stress, due to COVID and the isolation and depression it is fostering. So Community Now includes additional mental health behavior supports in its training.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Feedback has enhanced our relationship with the people we serve. Our clients continue to request our services as a result of our successes and impact.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Community Now

Board of directors
as of 9/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Yundra Thomas

New York Life

Term: 2021 - 2023

Georgina Ramirez

Alvord Unified School District

Aaron Dill

Assembly Member Jose Medina

LaDonna Jempson

Retired -Councilmember City of Moreno Valley

Kimberly Bradshaw

Pres/CEO The Accounting Group

Shor Denny

CEO/Community Now

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/25/2021

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
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/25/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
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.