COPASSION INC

Faith Work Together

aka CoPassion   |   Jacksonville, FL   |  www.copassion.org

Mission

We help college students fulfill their calling in Jesus Christ. Our mission is to transform college students into Christ-centered leaders.

Ruling year info

2014

President & Co-Founder

Raymond Strickland

Secretary & Co-Founder

Melissa Strickland

Main address

2074 Forest Gate Dr E

Jacksonville, FL 32246 USA

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EIN

46-4922918

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Leadership Development (W70)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The world is broken and desperate for people who know and love like Jesus. College students face many challenges keeping them from fulfilling their calling in Jesus Christ. Over 70% of students entering college leave the faith during school and we believe that is primarily because they are separated from spiritually healthy communities. College students are now the loneliest generation in the United States. Anxiety for students is at an all time high and coping mechanisms have become addictions like pornography and alcohol use. 20% of students have suicidal thoughts and only about 27% of students work in their field of study after graduation. $40,000 is now the average debt of a graduating college student nationwide.

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?

Internships

We provide Christian business owners the opportunity to live out their faith by hiring value-centered emerging talent from colleges and universities. We provide affordable subscription options to fit your goals. Revenue generated from copassionjobs.org goes towards missions on the campus and welcoming more students into our network. Hiring options include paid and unpaid internships, entry-level part-time, full-time and contract work.

Population(s) Served

The world is broken and desperate for people who know and love like Jesus. Change the world with us by growing spiritually and professionally. Join our mission to transform college students into Christ-centered leaders by serving 10 hours a week as a student or recent graduate intern.

Expectations:

Live in an abiding love relationship with Jesus Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit. Expectation to walk closely with Jesus in daily life.

Four Part Development:

Spiritual growth
Professional development
Outreach recruitment
Ministry deployment

Meet weekly with CoPassion staff to go deeper and discuss spiritual and professional growth specific to you. You will grow deeper in how you walk with God, work and witness. Outreach activities include tabling and gaining access to clubs to make announcements to join our network. You will be responsible for living out a personal ministry plan with the circle of influence God has entrusted to you .

Qualifications:

Must be a college student or recent graduate of UNF
Must be a born again believer and follower of Jesus Christ
Must be active within CoPassion or willing to become involved (i.e. attend weekly meetings or small group)
Must agree with our statement of faith

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

We help students discover and fulfill their calling in Jesus Christ through internships with partnering companies, non-profits, churches and individuals who belief in our mission and agree with our statement of faith in belief and practice.

Invite students to Christ and to fulfill their unique calling in Christ.
Invest in students spiritually and professionally through meetings, groups, discipleship and internships.
Integrate students into the greater body of Christ in the marketplace through internships.

We have full-time, part-time and affiliate staff ready and trained to invite, invest and integrate students. We provide an online platform for partnering companies with job posts to connect with students and their resumes at copassionjobs.org. We provide additional support and community online at copassionlink.org

We have witnessed over 20 students praying to receive Christ. Provided over 60 internships. Have had over 100 initial meetings with students. Started the Student Internship Ministry. The next step is to partner with over 500 companies in Florida and have influence in the largest public universities in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa.

Financials

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Operations

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

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COPASSION INC

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ed Brown

CoPassion

Term: 2020 - 2022

Ed Brown

Brown Enterprises

Scott Moffatt

Cru

Glen Schrieber

EFCA

Melissa Strickland

CoPassion

Ray Strickland

CoPassion

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? No
  • 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 11/6/2020,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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