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Vanguard (OTE) Consortium

A Change Agent for Transformation & Empowerment

San Antonio, TX   |  www.vanguardempowerment.org

Mission

To provide community capacity building initiatives designed to improve quality of life through inclusive sports, wellness, and educational programs.

Ruling year info

2014

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Mr Gregory Hudson

Main address

401 E Sonterra Blvd Suite 375

San Antonio, TX 78258 USA

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EIN

46-3789841

NTEE code info

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club (N50)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Vanguard (OTE) Consortium serves as a “business connection center” for non-profit and for-profit organizations, education institutions, and government agencies with a mission focus towards the country’s economic well-being. Vanguard (OTE) Consortium capabilities are broken down into two strategic sectors with supporting focus areas: 1. Industry 4.0 Transformation a. Community Capacity Building b. Infrastructure Design & Development 2. Empowerment Innovation a. Technology transfer to commercialization b. S.T.E.M. Education These strategic sectors and supporting focus areas serve as “transformation and empowerment enablers” to increase the likelihood of each achieving its specific missions to support strategic and operational economic priorities.

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?

Becoming A Better You Program

To provide quality, organized, and structured programs that will enhance the overall development of children and young adults through the power of sports.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The United States has developed as a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers, and innovators. In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our children, including individuals with disabilities, to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. Those high functioning individuals with disabilities should be prepared to think deeply and to think well so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our nation and our world, both today and tomorrow. But, right now, not enough of our interest group have access to quality STEM learning opportunities and too few see these disciplines as springboards for their careers. GOAL: The S.T.E.M. (Inclusive) program at SRG Force Sports strives to enable knowledge expansion, comprehension, and participation of pre-K through 12th grade in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by connecting our members with educational and industry resources, knowledge, and relationships. We intend to foster cross-generational collaboration that permits our members to gain access to career pathways. The objective of our S.T.E.M (Inclusive) Program is to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from S.T.E.M. programs, services, and activities within San Antonio and the surrounding cities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with disabilities

As indicated by CDC’s Disability and Health – Healthy Living, individuals with disabilities need health care and health programs for the same reasons anyone else does—to stay well, active, and a part of the community. Also, having a disability does not mean a person is not healthy or that he or she cannot be healthy; however, being healthy means the same thing for all of us—getting and staying well so we can lead full, active lives. That means having the tools and information to make healthy choices and knowing how to prevent illness. For individuals with disabilities, it also means knowing that health problems related to a disability can be treated. These problems, also called secondary conditions, can include pain, depression, and a greater risk for certain illnesses. To be healthy, individuals with disabilities require health care that meets their needs as a whole person, not just as an individual with a disability. Most individuals with or without disabilities can stay healthy by learning about and living healthy lifestyles.
GOAL: SRG Force Sports intends to cascade and align with the CDC’s strategy to ▪ Lead a long and healthy life. ▪ Get the best possible healthcare. ▪ Promote physical activity.

Population(s) Served
Families
People with disabilities

By helping individuals prepare for competitive engagements within adaptive sports, the global workforce market, and choosing a healthier lifestyle, SRG Force Sports will ensure the increase utilization of resources to support disabled sports; improve students’ access to high-quality learning opportunities, and improve nutrition and increase physical activity to enrich lives.
GOAL: Implement a fitness system that assesses, develops and implements individualized exercise programming for healthy or medically-cleared persons with a physical, sensory or cognitive disability to achieve fitness goals that previously seemed beyond their own limitations.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Our Strategic Goals:

1. Build An Accountable Consortium. Performance Period: AUG 2020 – JUL 2021
Focus: Grow Reliable Relationships - We will partner with specialized industries, educational institutions,
companies, and other non-profits to deliver value added services.

2. Enhance Community and Industry (C&I) Value. Performance Period: AUG 2021 – JUL 2022
Focus: Increase Value-Added - We will contribute to the optimization of resources and improved service
delivery to our communities.

3. Increase C&I Capacity Building (C&ICB) Output. Performance Period: AUG 2022 – JUL 2023
Focus: Expand Brand - We will become recognized among organizations that provide excellent C&ICB
environments and best development opportunities.

Vanguard (OTE) Consortium's Destination Plan is directly linked to the U.S. Economic Development Administration's mission statement and supports the articulation of our vision, mission, and values. To support our destination strategy, we have developed two sub-strategies: an Expansion Strategy (Develop Innovative and Competitive Industry/Community Economic Clusters) and a Production Strategy (Prepare Communities for Economic Growth & Success).

Our Expansion Strategy is designed to drive innovation and entrepreneurship within a community's industry cluster, especially in 4.0 Manufacturing.

Our Production Strategy is designed to support communities with building strong, durable and resilient local economies that produce good wages.

1. Capacity Building - We improve the ability of individuals, organizations, businesses, and local government in a community to come together, learn, make evidence-based decisions about the community’s present, and future, and work together to carry out those decisions.

2. Infrastructure Design & Development - We build sustainable neighborhoods that include coordinated social and economic systems with modernized construction technologies.

3. Technology Transfer to Commercialization - We collaborate with universities, medical centers, and industry research organizations to identify how much research is being conducted with commercialization potential.

4. S.T.E.M. Education - We partner with industry and educational organizations to increase S.T.E.M. readiness of all students.

Strategic Goal 1. Currently, Vanguard (OTE) Consortium has grown its partnership level to an 80% level with two key industry partners to close within the next two weeks.

Strategic Goal 2. Vanguard (OTE) Consortium has initiated its first elementary school engagement initiative with our individual capacity enablement program. This program program is designed to offer personal and cultural enrichment to adopt generational excellence precepts. Of the 30 third graders, we were able to successfully engage 100%.

Strategy Goal 3. Vanguard (OTE) Consortium has expanded its brand into two capital cities with buy-in from local government and industry points of contact.

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 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, 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • 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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Vanguard (OTE) Consortium

Board of directors
as of 12/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Tim Kaufeldt

Shari Hudson

Genesis Concepts & Consultants

Jo Archer

Genesis Concepts & Consultants

Tinyada Robinson

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Gregory Hudson

Genesis Concepts & Consultants

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? 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 10/3/2021

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
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/03/2021

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.