GEORGIA AVENUE FAMILY SUPPORT COLLABORATIVE

Healthy. Empowered. Connected.

Washington, DC   |  www.gafsc-dc.org

Mission

Our mission is to support children, youth and families to become healthy, empowered and connected in a multi-cultural community.

Ruling year info

2003

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Karen Feinstein

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Debra Gittens

Main address

1104 Allison Street, NW

Washington, DC 20011 USA

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EIN

52-2349433

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Personal Social Services (P50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Programs and results

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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?

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention/Community Family Support Services

Provides supportive services and linkages to youth, families and residents to prevent the occurrence of child abuse and neglet.  Services include:  providing information and referrals; short-term crisis intervention; parenting classes and support groups and; youth violence prevention services.

Population(s) Served
Families

Housing relocation and comprehensive case management focused on access to permanent housing and the development of independent living skills needed for self-sufficiency.

Population(s) Served
Families
Homeless people

Community-based truancy reduction initiative in partnership with eight Ward 4 public schools. The program serves children in grades K – 8 with five or more absences and their parents. Activities include school and family engagement, family case management, parenting education, youth character-building groups and family activities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Following the National Community Schools Model, this initiative, in partnership with Roosevelt Senior High School, is intended to coordinate and align services that address the priority needs of and build the capacity of the students, families and community surrounding the school. The first-year goals are to improve academic performance, reduce absenteeism and build strong relationships between students, parents, community and Roosevelt staff.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    To support children, youth and families to become healthy, empowered and connected in a multi-cultural community.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

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

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GEORGIA AVENUE FAMILY SUPPORT COLLABORATIVE

Board of directors
as of 10/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dexter Pearson


Board co-chair

Pastor Gerald Elston

Gerald Elston

Brightwood Park United Methodist Church

Dexter Pearson

Coryann Stefansson

Carolyn Smith

Karen Feinstein

Georgia Avenue Family Support CollaborativeCEO and Administrative Officer

Karl Schwenkmeyer

Jennifer Joyner-Hall

Fiona Kaufmann

Tony Jackson

Jessica Nash

David Bonilla

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? Yes
  • 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? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/18/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data