FOUR RIVERS OUTREACH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Enhancing, Transforming, Bridging, Sustaining

N CHARLESTON, SC   |  www.FourRiversOutreach.Org

Mission

To enhance and improve the quality of life for youth, adults, and seniors through education, training services, programs and employment; thereby strengthening families and transforming communities within the Tri-County area.

Ruling year info

2012

President, Board of Directors

Dr. Wilton Richard Stewart

Main address

7396 RIVERS AVE Bldg 100

N CHARLESTON, SC 29406 USA

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Formerly known as

Mount Moriah Outreach Community Development Corporation

Mount Moriah Baptist Church Outreach Ministries, Inc.

EIN

51-0611169

NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organizational service area encompasses the Tri-County communities of Berkley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties in the State of South Carolina. The foresight of the organization is to deliver social and economic support for disadvantaged citizens in this area.

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?

STEM/STEAM Initiative

Provide an interdisciplinary approach in targeting youth in grade levels 1 to 8 through applying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in an engaging context to develop literacy and the ability to compete in the new economy. This program is supported in partnership with the National Society of Black Engineers.
This program sustains 2 Lego League Robotic Competitive teams (1 Elementary Team & 1 Middle School Team), provides a Pre K - 3rd grade Coding Course each Fall, and Virtual Zoom STEM Sessions for 3rd - 8th grade.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Multiracial people

Provide an after-school program (Fall 2022 & Spring 2023) and summer camp (Summer 2022 & 2023) that provide opportunities for students to participate in and increase learning, achievement, social and technology skills. (Programs currently suspended for Spring 2022; however, may resume prior to end of Spring 2022 school year).

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Multiracial people

Provide literacy support, computer-literacy classes, computer training, general education development (GED), and test-preparation tutoring to individuals. Conduct job fairs, hiring events, and career fairs. Conduct individual job/career development assessments.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Multiracial people

The 2023 Black College tour will visit Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) in several southern states during the Spring Break of 2022 (dates to be determined). The tour, which targets Sophomores, Junior, and Seniors, will visit Southern University (Baton Rouge, La.), Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, Al.), Florida A&M University (Tallahassee, Fl.) and Jackson State University (Jackson, Ms.). Tour destinations will also include a visit to the Civil Rights Memorial and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Georgia, and conclude with a day of fun at Six Flags Over Georgia in Atlanta.

Population(s) Served

Four Rivers Outreach CDC in Partnership with Cyber-Seniors and the Best Buy Foundation is committed to keeping senior citizens socially connected through technology. Our partnership provides senior citizens with tech-training using an intergenerational, youth volunteer model. Young people are provided with lessons and learning activities to train them to act as digital mentors and senior citizens gain access to effective technology training and intergenerational communities that keep them socially connected and engaged. Participating youth earn community service credits.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Students
Adolescents
Students

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Cyber-Seniors : Connecting Generations Inc 2021

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.

Our strategic goals: #1 – Provide programs that promote diversity, citizenship, and education in life skills for obtaining employment; #2– Provide youth and elderly care services (i.e., day care, Cyber-Seniors); #3 – Initiate, promote, and assist in the development of housing, economic development, health, and community improvement programs and activities; and #4 – Establish financial sustainability (within the Four Rivers Outreach CDC).

GoaL #4 is directed towards sustainability for Four Rivers Outreach Community Development Corporation and the immediate surrounding community that is served by the organization. The specific objectives to support the goal are: Objective #1 - Create small business opportunities; Objective #2 - Generate funds through grant writing. [Continuing objective]; Objective #3 - Partner with private sector entities. [ The organizations current private sector partners are Best Buy Foundation, Cyber-Seniors Intergenerational, Inc., Boeing Corporation, and Mt Moriah Baptist Church]; and Objective #4 – Establish foundation.

The organization has developed a strong support base that provides resources for operations (i.e., volunteers and monetary resources). Our support base has continually expanded over the past two years in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, the organization has no debt.

Four Rivers Outreach Community Development Corporation has continued to provide services during COVID-19 and has continued to accomplish several goals. Our Youth STEM teams (elementary and Middle) participated in the LOGO League 2020-2021 competitive cycle and placed high in the state virtual competition. The Boeing Speakers Bureau virtual program has continued to provide services every month throughout 2021 and will continue every month in 2022. In January 2022 the Best Buy Foundation partnered with Four Rivers Outreach CDC to conduct a class-room Cyber-Senior program that will engage Best Buy employees as volunteers and provide resources to support the training of youth mentors and seniors. In past months this program was totally supported with non-profit internal resources.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Youth ages pre-K through grade 11, adults, and seniors.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Limiting programs offered for our teenage participants to Saturdays during the school year to allow less conflict with school activities and homework.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    The relationship with the families served is more open and trusting. The Board, still retains overall governance and the volunteer staff has become more flexible in meeting the needs of people served.

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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FOUR RIVERS OUTREACH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Board of directors
as of 2/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Wilton Stewart

Retired Captain, U.S. Navy; Adjunct Professor, Springfield College & Voorhees College

Term: 2019 - 2022

Brenda Snyder

Mark Fielding

Wilken Bradley, Jr.

Barney Gailliard

Shanell Burwell

Roslin Fields

Dr. Courtney Howard

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 ? 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? No
  • 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 01/19/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/19/2022

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.