PACTS INC

We are what We have been waiting for

Charlotte, NC   |  www.pactsinc.org

Mission

PACTS Inc. is a Black Development Organization aimed at developing the Black Community to its maximum potential through a focus on education and economics with the traits of hard work, honesty, and integrity. We will educate, litigate, incorporate, and if necessary resuscitate the community at large or in pieces whenever and wherever necessary.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Mr. Patrick Irvine Jr

Main address

4059 Fair Springs Rd

Charlotte, NC 28227 USA

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Formerly known as

Urban Intellectuals Movement Inc.

EIN

47-2311685

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (P05)

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Membership Programs

The Membership Programs (business and personal) provide resources for our organization to do other things while giving members an opportunity to be involved in important decisions regarding the direction of the organization. Beyond that, they are also a part of our initiatives to drive Black Dollars into Black Businesses.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent

The intent to initiate and implement a mentorship program within PACTS Inc. is to enhance the connections, positive experiences and respect that Black Children have for each other and Black Culture. The Mentorship program enhances, strengthens, and becomes PACTS Inc. direct connection and method of influence over Black Youth driving a message of cultural pride and self-respect into youth through interactions with dedicated, knowledgeable, and positive older Black People.

We also hope to cultivate a growing cross-gender respect for future generations by having them in pods together sharing both male and female mentors while having mentee brothers and sisters.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent

Black America has been without a community on a national level for a number of decades. While it is the goal of partner organizations to develop into a Media Outlet for the Black Diaspora, it is also paramount to all groups with goals within Black America to try to develop and strengthen a Black Community in America. What we have developed here is a PACTS Approved Individual Action Plan Based on the 3 levels of knowledge (Political, Economic, and Historical) and the 4 cores of action (Faith, Energy, Congruence, and Understanding).

The overall purpose of this plan is to identify the needs of the community and begin taking actions on those needs from within the community using resources and personnel mostly available from the community itself.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent

The Black Community in America finds itself faced with several unique challenges. According to Professor William Darity of Duke University, Black people in America get more years of schooling and more credentials than comparatively situated whites. However we still find ourselves with 2 times the unemployment and up to 25% less in pay according to the Women’s Bureau. We also have to face the fact that our children are disciplined more harshly and more frequently in school for similar behavior than their white counterparts according to several studies.
All of this paints a clear picture that not only are our children being mistreated by the current education system, but they are also being miseducated as to what is happening in the world around them and how they can truly be successful in it. A study done in 2012 at Pittsburg University found that by teaching children racial pride, children performed better in school. The study found that by being racially conscious, children could be better prepared for success. For black people, this means that being real about the world we live in and the unique challenges we face is a critical component for preparing our children to forge their places in the world.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Pacts has a number of goals both short term and long term. We have plans to do everything from creating a nationwide after school/tutoring program to creating curricula for various activities and programs in cities all over the nation all with the goal of enhancing Black America's future prospects. Here are a few:
To Have our educational programs used in 50% of Black Institutions
To Create a platform that channels 25% of Black Dollars into Black Businesses
To Have 75% of Black Children demonstrating racial pride and self-love tested by the Doll Experiment
To stay true to our mission and vision statements and faithful to the Black Community

This is where our programs come into play. Our membership programs also serve as our bridge between Black Consumers and Black Businesses. We hope that through this program we can restore the faith these groups once had in each other. Our educational curricula serves the purpose of not only educating but also increasing self-esteem and pride. We believe that once we begin to see the results of these curricula in various institutions it will create a snowball effect for getting it into others. Our mentoring program also serves to increase pride and self-respect while teaching children how to interact with the world and each other. As we begin to gain traction with each of these programs our goals will begin to move closer to us at an ever increasing speed.

We have a pool of over 50,000 potential volunteers nationwide through our social media platform. This pool is not only volunteers but also professionals willing to give their expertise. We also have the passion and drive to never give up and to continuously look for more resources that can be utilized as we move forward.

So far we have had minor successes in all areas. But because of a lack of resources, we still haven't begun to operate even remotely close to a level that would be sufficient for major stat tracking. So while we have set up a few instances, we cannot say that we have thus far succeeded in any long term mass program or project towards achieving our goals.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We received feedback that we needed to provide better resources for homeschoolers. So we partnered up with a local homeschooling group to create a homeschooling version of our curriculum and have deepened our ties into the homeschooling community in Charlotte North Carolina.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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PACTS INC

Board of directors
as of 07/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Patrick Irvine

Pacts Inc.

Term: 2022 - 2024

Kristin Jackson

Carl Jones

Joseph Ward

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/15/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

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Gender identity

 

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Disability