CIRCLES EDGE INC

Forget the In Crowd, Venture onto the circle's Edge

aka The Circle's Edge, Inc   |   Cohoes, NY   |  www.circlesedge.org

Mission

The Circle’s Edge is a non-profit whose mission is to combat bullying and loneliness through outreach programs and social activities with no niche attached. This fulfills an identified critical need within the community.

Ruling year info

2001

President

Ms. Imeh L. Smith

Main address

101 Mohawk Street Suite 895

Cohoes, NY 12047 USA

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EIN

52-2306252

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (F11)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

International Cultural Exchange (Q21)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Most groups address the issue of bullying and isolation by awareness measures – which is most certainly needed. However the bully AND victim are both aware of this reality. There are bully awareness organizations to advocate the BYSTANDER to help. However little if anything exist for those solitary, isolated, loners out there on their own. If the victim wasn't alone, the bully would need to contend with all of their friends. The victim however is usually isolated on their own. Our goal is to foster a belonging aspect by offering welcoming social activities to such individuals. Offering educational art programs and social activities with no niche attached.

Our programs

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

Monthly Meet Up

We are currently offering FREE interactive, educational, and fun local seminars and cultural dialogues in the Washington, DC/Baltimore area about understanding and social acceptance through dispelling myths and stereotypes about cultures and abilities. Our seminars range from 30 minutes very condensed to 2+ hours. Our seminars can be one exciting, knowledgeable, fun filled speaker, or a group of people. We can cater our seminars from a 9th grade social studies class to a corporate business seminar/meeting. We can incorporate music, art, dance, and audience participation from solely a question and answer session to interactive movement. We would love to do a FREE seminar with your group no matter how small or big it is. Being that we are start-up new organization with very little money, resources, and volunteer help, we only ask to have transportation costs covered and a meal if we will be there for the day.

Population(s) Served

This Adult Aspie Art Book Project is a Multi-facet collection of illusions, poetry, short stories, and art by various diverse adult artists with Asperger's Syndrome.

Population(s) Served

The Circles Edge, Inc., hosts a weekly peer-run support group to address loneliness, rejection, isolation, and bullying.
All are welcome!

It is on Thursdays from 2-3pm at The Capitol District Center for Independence at 1716 Central Ave. Albany.

We serve coffee, tea, cookies, & snacks and offer a welcoming environment to watch movies, socialize, and plan activities, fund raisers, & field trips such as bowling, amusement parks, and picnics.

And if your schedule does not permit you to come in person, you can always join us virtually by calling this number here (518) 459-6422 between 2 and 3:30pm on Thursday’s.

For more info, log onto http://www.meetup.com/Results-in-Life or call 518-459-6422
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Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Increase awareness of bullying and its detrimental effects on individuals
Educate the population about the need to address issues of loneliness and isolation to prevent tragic consequences
Foster a sense of belonging among members
Establish a safe environment where individuals know they will be accepted for their strengths

We host regular meetings and events which focus on building relationships with the community and between group members.
We develop programs aimed to educates and enlighten
We have developed a book of collected works to showcase the talents of many of our members
Future plans include an exhibit incorporating arts and literature to reach a broader audience and share information on how to prevent loneliness, islolation and bullying.

Working with the local Aspergers Support group we have developed a core of individuals who can act as spokes persons or presenters to spread the word. Additionally, collaboratively they arrange for meet ups and plan for future events.

The Circle’s Edge, inc has a weekly support group for those bully victims and isolated, lonely people in the upstate NY region.
We also have many activities and events for people in the area and virtually to participate in. Lastly, we are in the working stages of an interactive awareness art project called 'Different Perspective' where people locally, and from afar virtually, can participate and be made aware of the importance of acceptance and the problems of human isolation within society.

Financials

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Operations

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CIRCLES EDGE INC

Board of directors
as of 6/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Bessie Thompaon

Retiree

Term: 2016 - 2020


Board co-chair

Mr Timothy Hepburn

CDL delivery driver

Term: 2016 - 2020

Tony Smith

Sogwa Fiat

Tonya Wyche

Fletcher Seleme

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? 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable