REACH UP REACH OUT MINISTRIES INC

aka RURO   |   Northridge, CA   |  www.reachupreachout.org

Mission

Reach Up Reach Out Ministries exists to engage people in worship and outreach as we holistically care for orphans and widows in developing nations, one community at a time.

With God leading us, we fight for the world's most vulnerable and protect their basic rights.

Ruling year info

2015

Co-Founder and CEO

Shunna Narte Jones-Moreno

Co-Founder and President

Mr. Alex Jones-Moreno

Main address

9018 Balboa Blvd 323

Northridge, CA 91325 USA

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EIN

47-4179363

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (R12)

Christian (X20)

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Our programs

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Christmas in Uganda

A yearly Holiday event in Uganda, Africa for hundreds of orphans and street children. We share the gospel and each child receives a gift, new clothes and a special day of games and activities.

Population(s) Served

We believe God cares for the orphan and widow so we should too. These events serve to engage those around us to worship pray and hear from heaven as to how they can make a difference in the lives of the poor, particularly the orphan and widow.

Population(s) Served

We partnered with Smile Africa on Mother's Day to hire widows to sew dresses for other widows, graduating a yearlong program of empowerment.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

1. Reach Up Reach Out will provide training and opportunities for churches, ministries and other organizations to engage in serving the poor.

2. Reach Up Reach Out will assemble volunteer teams with specialized skills (medical missions, building/construction teams, creative arts) to travel oversees (most immediately Uganda, East Africa) to lend support and provide their expertise to partnering organizations on the ground.


3. Reach Up Reach Out will provide both educational and vocational training for widows in developing nations, most immediately Uganda, East Africa, giving them dignity and hope while also significantly increasing their earning potential.

4. Reach Up Reach Out will financially support local Ugandan organizations who are providing food, shelter, clothing, healthcare and education to orphans.

1. By the end of 2016, we will have obtained monthly financial partnerships with at least 3 other ministries/churches. We will also train and prep members of their teams for Missions trips to Uganda. We plan to take 1 trip in 2016 and 2 trips in 2017.

2. We will select and prep a volunteer team in 2016 for our Christmas in Uganda trip to Tororo, Uganda in December, providing food, clothes and fun for 1000 orphans. We will also select and prep 1 volunteer worship and creative arts team in 2017 to teach worship and the arts to the children of Smile Africa in Tororo, Uganda.

3. We will financially support the ongoing vocational training program at Smile Africa (sewing, gardening, jewelry design) for vulnerable women at Smile Africa, specifically 50 women in 2016 and 100 in 2017.

4. We will throw a Christmas party at Smile Africa for 1000 orphans and street children in December 2016 and 2017, communicating the love and message of Jesus. Each child will receive a Christmas gift, a Bible, food and clothing, not to mention a day filled with laughter and fun.

1. Our Founders' two decades in full time non-profit/church ministry affords us many relationships n which to engage dozens of churches and thousands of people. We also have expertise in coaching and training individuals and groups alike for service and engagement.

2. Our Founders have lived abroad in Uganda and have lead groups on Missions trips for the past 15 years. Their experiences have prepared and qualified them for trips and endeavors as large as Christmas in Uganda which serves 1000 children.

3. Our 2016 Mother's Day campaign raised $1,000, enough monies for us to hire widows from the vocational program to design and sew brand new dresses for 50 widows. We want to continue to find ways to support this training program and the women who attend.

4. In our first year, we were able to raise $25,000 and give 750 orphans and street children a Christmas Party. The success of last year's event gives us great momentum for 2016. We have also assembled a team of 15 who will travel with RURO to Uganda in December.

In the one year we have been in existence, we have accomplished quite a few things we are extremely proud of:

1. In December 2015, we gave 750 orphans a Christmas they would soon forget. We plan to up that number to 1000 in 2016.

2. We have financial partnerships with 5 US churches and 1 US organization which allows us to operate day to day. We hope to up this number to 10 by 2017.

3. We hired widows to bless other widows. This is enabling these women to be self-sufficient and provide for their children and for the widows receiving the gift, it is building confidence and hope. We want to provide monthly financial support to Smile Africa that directly allows more widows to attend.

4. We completed a worship project that will serve to raise monies for RURO's efforts in East Africa and engage people in worship.

Financials

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REACH UP REACH OUT MINISTRIES INC

Board of directors
as of 1/9/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Alex Jones-Moreno

Reach Up Reach Out Ministries

Term: 2016 - 2019

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? 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