Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Black Wall Street Arizona Incorporated

There Is Strength In Our Numbers And Power In Our Unity

aka Black Wall Street Arizona Incorporated

Phoenix, AZ

Mission

Build generational platforms based on sound knowledge and accountable, actionable, and measurable principles, which result in overcoming obstacles and embracing success.

Ruling Year

2016

CEO

Ms Rochelle Candler

Main Address

3146 East Wier Avenue 32

Phoenix, AZ 85040 USA

Formerly Known As

Black Wall Street Phoenix

Keywords

Business Development, Community Advocacy,

EIN

47-2852011

 Number

6723937783

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Our concern is to bring cottage industry out of the homes and into the mainstream. There is no "one stop shop" for entrepreneurs to gain the knowledge to become a reputable business owner. Many people in the underserved and under utilized areas have not been taught business etiquette or basic business principles. There is a lack of affordable housing, maintenance of existing homes, and a substantial amount of infields which need development. There are no local recreational programs other than sports for the local youth, and access to the digital world is limited due to lack of resources in low income homes and the community at large. Many of the men in the area have little to no employment skills due to past incarceration, lack of transportation, addiction issues, and an overall lack of hope and feeling of self worth.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Youth Education Services

BWSAZ Business Incubator

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

BWSAZ Business Incubator

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of tax returns completed by volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

BWSAZ Business Incubator

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

BWSAZ Business Incubator

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of businesses developed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

BWSAZ Business Incubator

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of attorney volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

BWSAZ Business Incubator

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The goal BWSAZ is to: * To increase business development * To be a catalyst for entrepreneurship * To train local people for mentorship and academia * To bring clarity to the community on what services are available and how to utilize them * To educate people on the importance of generational wealth building via home ownership * To offer youth in a jobology program

We are committed to providing a fully functional business incubator which include include a virtual component which will serve the State of Arizona at large. We have a screening process and a series of workshops that lay out the fundamentals of business development and what it entails, to help individuals determine if entrepreneurship is for them. We have a Men of Character Division which provides training, joint venturing, mentorship, relationship building, family communication, and building self worth thru the power of pride. This group works in the community with local educators, churches, organizations, individual families and youth groups. We have a Youth Educational Services Division which exposes youth to different career paths. It provides youth a positive way to express their views and have their voices heard in the community. It also provides a way for them to meet and mingle with elected officials to become civically engaged. We have a housing program BWSAZ's Green House which designed to bring affordable housing and workforce housing the community. It encompasses solar, tankless water heaters, and other energy and cost effective measure.

Since BWSAZ is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 organization, we will be able to meet our goals for the YES program via private and corporate donations, foundation funds, government grants, in-kind donations and community fund raising activities. We have a dedicated group of people who are willing to serve along side the children in the program to ensure success. * We have partnered with local school districts to help recruit children to the program * We have experience in setting up these types of programs in other states which are still in operation today * We have individuals with expertise in not only building computers but setting up computer labs * We have retired school teachers signed up to assist with the administering of this program, along with a after-school one on one tutoring * We are located in the heart of a HUB Zone, and in the middle of several low to moderate income communities * We have connections with local politicians who can come to speak with the children * We have access to workshop space which the children can utilize * We have a housing program which puts on seminars on home ownership * We host seminars on credit repair, budgeting, restoration of rights and life planning * We have a Strategic Alliance with the Arizona Black Contractors and Developers Inc.

BWSAZ tracks metrics for each of our seminars, training courses, along with responses from the community on the effectiveness of our programs and our outreach efforts. Progress indicators include: * Number of houses built/occupied * Number of youth graduating from the YES program * Successful completion of internships * Feedback from our Round Table discussions which are held in the community * Referrals from other social service organizations * Increased numbers of community members participating in local boards/commissions, as well as in civic engagement opportunities

* We have secured an office space in the heart of the community which we serve * We have gotten a commitment from individuals who have committed to work with the youth * We have incorporated our construction part of BWSAZ and we are currently seeking contracts across the state * Men of Character is currently active in the community and have completed several community projects * We have secured commitments from local politicians for different community projects * We work closely with two local school districts (Roosevelt Elementary and Phoenix Union High School)

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Financials

Black Wall Street Arizona Incorporated

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/01/2019

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender Identity
Female
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

Race & Ethnicity

No data

Gender Identity

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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