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EXPOSURE SKATE

Empowering Women, Girls and Non-Binary Individuals Through Skateboarding

Vista, CA   |  www.exposureskate.org

Mission

Exposure Skate is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, featuring year-round programming dedicated to empowerment, service, learn-to-skate-clinics and college scholarship opportunities. Exposure’s mission is to showcase the progression of women, girls and nonbinary skateboarders and to further empower such individuals by raising funds and awareness for at-risk communities including victims of abuse, homelessness and poverty. Exposure’s programming includes international competitions, youth and adult skate & serve clinics, yoga clinics and mental wellness workshops and partnerships with health and wellness companies.

Notes from the nonprofit

Exposure is excited to announce the Exposure College Scholarship. As the cost of tuition is often a deterrent to college-bound individuals, it is our goal to empower female, trans, or nonbinary-identifying skateboarders with the opportunity for higher education through annual scholarships. In partnership with The College Skateboarding Education Foundation (CSEF), The Exposure Scholarship will provide a $5,000 scholarship to offset the cost of tuition to two deserving individuals beginning Fall 2021. To be considered for a scholarship, you must  be a skateboarder who identifies as female or non-binary and contribute to your community. Exposure is on a continuing mission to give back, and our scholarships will reward individuals who parallel our mission. Applications will be reviewed with consideration toward financial need and academic scholarship.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Amelia Brodka

Vice President and Treasurer

Lesli Cohen

Main address

PO BOX 1315

Vista, CA 92083 USA

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EIN

46-4935624

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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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?

EXPOSURE: A Women's Benefit Event

This event is the biggest women's skateboarding event in the world. It creates an opportunity for women and girls, trans, and nonbinary individuals from all over the world to come together to showcase their talents. EXPOSURE Skate creates opportunities for beginner, amateur and professional female, trans, and nonbinary skateboarders. Proceeds from the event are donated to local domestic violence shelters.
The event offers:
• All-ages yoga and learn-to-skate clinics
• Female, trans, and nonbinary amateur and professional skateboarding competitions
• A Vendor Village that showcases healthy lifestyle brands, local businesses, and companies
• Autograph signings, silent auctions and raffles

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
LGBTQ people
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

A youth program that teaches confidence through skateboarding and compassion through community service. The program offers one free clinics per month that consist of a community service project followed by a skateboarding clinic taught by professionals. Each session highlights a different need in the community and designs a service project to support that need. Projects range from making friendship bracelets for victims of bullying to making activity kits for patients in the children's hospital.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

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.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

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Population(s) Served

Students

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The Exposure Scholarship awards two $5,000 college scholarships to deserving college students who skateboard and who make meaningful service contributions to their community.

Number of children served

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

Women and girls, Bisexuals, Intersex people, Lesbians, Transgender people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed skills and attitudes to make physical activity a habit

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Related Program

Skate Rising

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Increasing

Number of youth who consider the implications of their actions on others, their community, and the environment

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Related Program

Skate Rising

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

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Related Program

Skate Rising

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate that they avoid bullying behaviors

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Increasing

Number of backpacks filled with school supplies distributed

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Skate Rising

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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Increasing

Number of care packages delivered

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Skate Rising

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Increasing

Number of media partnerships developed

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Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

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Increasing

Number of grants received

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Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of competition entrants

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Related Program

EXPOSURE: A Women's Benefit Event

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of food items distributed to community feedings programs.

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Skate Rising

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

EXPOSURE Skate's goal is to give women, trans and nonbinary individuals the tools they need in order to succeed. EXPOSURE Skate seeks to inspire all girls to be courageous, strong and dedicated to accomplishing their goals. EXPOSURE Skate is determined to dissolve limitations that societal standards have placed upon women and girls. The programs offered by EXPOSURE Skate aim to draw many local, national and international media channels in order to showcase the progression of women in sport and to inspire girls all over the world to fulfill their own aspirations.
EXPOSURE Skate seeks to inspire all women and girls to be free to purse the life that they want.

EXPOSURE Skate creates an atmosphere for success through local, national and international events. These events bring powerful and talented women, girls, trans and nonbinary individuals from all over the world together to share their passions with the youth. These world-class female/trans athletes serve as teachers and role models who share life-changing experiences with local communities. By creating a space in which elite female athletes demonstrate their talents, young people, particularly girls, receive first-hand experience of what is possible and attainable for them.

The culminations of the world’s best female athletes also draw many levels of media to come cover EXPOSURE events. The high level of media exposure helps promote the representation of females as strong, capable athletes and leaders.

The proceeds from these events are donated to survivors of domestic abuse. By announcing this as the key beneficiaries of the event, we not only support the cause financially but we help to spread awaereness of the issue

EXPOSURE Skate is capable of creating a global support community that blurs geographical, racial and socio-economical borders. EXPOSURE Skate has the ability to grow empowering communities that inspire one another to set goals and accomplish dreams. EXPOSURE Skate is able to demonstrate the unlimited potential of female athleticism with the world by attracting media attention to female skateboarders all over the world. EXPOSURE Skate has the power to educate youth about self-confidence, wellness and the rewards of perseverance.

EXPOSURE Skate has shown progress through each succeeding event. Between our 2013 and 2014 we have increased event attendance by 400%, increased professional participation by 50%, increased clinic participation by 400%, increased our donation to survivors of domestic violence by 5% and increased our corporate support by 300%.

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 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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EXPOSURE SKATE

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lesli Cohen

Beatrex Quntanna

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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 5/15/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, 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: 07/22/2022

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.