POPS the Club

Radical in its simplicity

aka POPS the Club   |   MARINA DEL REY, CA   |  www.popsclubs.org

Mission

The mission of POPS the Club is to create a safe, empowering space for the children and other loved ones of the incarcerated in their high schools. POPS uses self-expression, self-empowerment and community engagement to transform stigma and shame into hope and dignity. VISION No one shall struggle alone or bear the shame, stigma and sorrow too often connected to those who endure the Pain of the Prison System.

Notes from the nonprofit

At just over six years old, our organization focused in 2019 on deepening our infrastructure and strategies for expansion. We are working to maintain a high quality of services while carefully and thoughtfully working to expand those services to more and more schools in order to serve the more than 1 in 14 children in the U.S. who are struggling with "the pain of the prison system" as a result of having incarcerated loved ones. Our annual publications featuring the stories and artwork created by POPS students tell the story best.

Ruling year info

2014

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Ms. Amy Friedman

Main address

P.O. Box 10461

MARINA DEL REY, CA 90295 USA

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Formerly known as

Popstheclub.com, Inc. A California Public Benefit Corporation

EIN

46-4535915

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (I01)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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POPS Club Meetings

POPS clubs meet weekly at individual high schools under the guidance of a team of trained teacher and counselor sponsors and community-based volunteers. Participants are those whose lives have been touched by prison, jail or detention and deportation as a result either of having incarcerated loved ones or have themselves been incarcerated.

Population(s) Served

POPS the Club provides training and ongoing support to teachers and volunteers who run weekly POPS meetings throughout the school year; in partnership with local area restaurants we also provide lunch

Population(s) Served

Every year POPS the Club solicits writings and artwork for all POPS students (as well as "friends of POPS," including our staff, board, volunteers and others), and we publish a collection of this work. Titles are selected by the POPS students, editing is done by a team of professional (volunteer) editors and teachers.

Population(s) Served

Each year, two to three times a year, POPS creates opportunities for students from all clubs to perform their writings and show their artwork onstage in local bookstores, theaters and private homes. At these events, we also sell our annually published, award-winning POPS anthologies.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Financials

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POPS the Club

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Shandra Spicer

POPstheclub.com, Inc.

Term: 2019 - 2021

Dennis Danziger

Retired, LAUSD, Self-employed

John Rodriguez

UCLA

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Jeri Ross

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? No