Young Audiences of Virginia, Inc

To inspire and engage students IN and THROUGH the arts!

aka Arts for Learning, the Virginia Affiliate of Young Audiences   |   Norfolk, VA   |  www.Arts4LearningVA.org

Mission

Our mission is to inspire and engage students IN and THROUGH the arts by providing a substantial range of educationally linked, hands-on, and interactive arts experiences. Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia connects learning and arts through a wide collection of professional development for artists, educators, and parents as well as student-focused performances, workshops, residencies, and community outreach events. These experiences foster academic success, develop vibrant communities, and cultivate future arts supporters through unparalleled connections of arts and education.

Ruling year info

1966

CEO

Mrs. Christine M. Everly

Main address

420 North Center Drive Suite 239

Norfolk, VA 23502 USA

Show more contact info

Formerly known as

Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia

EIN

54-6063377

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2020, 2019 and 2018.
Register now

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Inequity among students across the Commonwealth of Virginia of disparate access to arts-infused learning and the participatory experiences that stimulate the mind, ignite curiosity and critical thinking, promote cultural awareness and expand understanding of academic and vocational potential.

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?

Curriculum Plus

Our signature program, Curriculum Plus, provides high quality artistic performances for students in pre-K through 12th grade with the goal of inspiring and engaging the critical and creative thinking skills needed for academic and social success. Arts for Learning's arts-integrated curriculum reinforces what students learn in their regular classroom and exposes students to a wide variety of artistic mediums.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

In response to Virginia's emergency stay-at-home order that shut down schools in March 2020, Arts for Learning Virginia launched Take 10 virtual learning segments. The programming consists of nearly 100 ten-minute live and recorded videos by sixteen artists on our roster, available for no cost to students and families. This engaging and interactive educational programming includes music, dance, visual, and literary arts and is designed to provide arts-integrated material for students who are distance-learning.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Arts for Learning Virginia's Rhythm and Me residency is an adaptive dance residency program that connects students living with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Students in Portsmouth Public Schools learn the basics of dance and movement, with a focus on key health concerns associated with ASD, including non-verbal communication.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities

Where we work

Accreditations

Young Audiences, Inc. 2015

Awards

ArtStars Award 2021

Dominion Energy

Affiliations & memberships

Young Audiences, Inc. 1955

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Hours of expertise provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Now in its 66th year, Young Audiences of Virginia, Inc., doing business as Arts for Learning, is an independent chapter of Young Audiences, Inc., the nation’s leading arts-in-education nonprofit organ

Total number of performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In light of the Covid-19 challenges in 2020, Arts for Learning launched new virtual services to reach students.

Total number of classes offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In light of the Covid-19 challenges in 2020, Arts for Learning launched new virtual services to reach students.

Total number of audience members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

Provide students and educators across the Commonwealth of Virginia an opportunity through interactive performances, workshops, and residencies given by professional artists to learn in and through the arts.

Play a vital role in shaping today’s children into future leaders and thinkers by contributing to essential components of a quality education
Offer professional development to educators to demonstrate how they can incorporate arts-infused teaching methods into core curriculum lessons.

Ensure disadvantaged students, whether due to socio-economics, family situation or physical /mental challenges, have greater access to the life-changing power of the arts.

Develop partnerships with schools, community venues, and other cultural organizations to bring artists directly to the students both during and after school hours.

Engage professional artists of every performing, visual or literary art discipline and develop with them interactive high-quality curriculum based upon academic or character development needs expressed by educators.

Identify sources of funding to address the gap between what schools or community venues can afford and what an artist needs to earn.

Experienced staff with a track record of successful development and delivery of innovative programming.

Assessment of artistic quality and program impact.

Engaged board of directors with a diverse set of experience to assist staff with making contacts with partners and funders.

Southeastern Virginia has the biggest concentration of service hours and largest number of students, families and educators reached. Plan is in motion to achieve a broader geographic impact and identify new sources of funding.

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.
  • 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), 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

Young Audiences of Virginia, Inc
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Young Audiences of Virginia, Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Chuck Spence

Retired Norton Capital Management, Inc.

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mr. David Snouffer

Willcox & Savage, P.C. Attorneys

Term: 2019 - 2022

Minette Cooper

Arts Advocate, Arts in Education Volunteer

Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond

Retired Norfolk State Music Professor, former VB City Council Member

Kate Houston

VP Acctg & Financial Reporting, TowneBank

Dr. Stephen Jones

Retired Superintendent, Norfolk Public Schools

Melissa Roomsburg

Asst. Vice President, PRA Group

Dr. Michael Geller

Retired MD/Broader Focus LLC

Laura Barefoot de Graaf

SVP Real Estate, Bank of America

Beth Hazelette

Retired Education Administrator, Arts Advocate

Judy Thaler

Retired Real Estate, Arts Advocate

Rakeisha "Rae" Pearson-Benn

Media and Coordinations Coordinator, City of Virginia Beach

Linda Dennis

Retired Music Educator, Professional Musician

Carlton Hardy

Arts Advocate, Retired Army Training Specialist

Diane Gibson

Retired Education Administrator, Arts Advocate

Judy Gutterman

Retired Counselor, Arts Advocate

Erica Mitchell

Director of Contest Strategoy, EOS Surfaces

Nicole Oliver, CPA

Senior Accountant, PBMares, LLP

Jean Shackelford

Retired Music Administrator, Arts Advocate

Judith Thaler

Retired Real Estate, Arts Advocate

Dr. Vanessa Thaxton-Ward

Director, Hampton University Museum

Philip (Phil) Smith, Jr.

Senior VP, TowneBank, Chesapeake

Dr. Stephen Jones

Retired Superintendent, Community-Arts-Education Advocate

La-Neka Brown

Title 1 Specialist, Community-Arts-Education Advocate

Paige Perry

CEO & Founder Designs of the Mind Photography / Arts Advocate

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? Yes
  • 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 02/01/2021

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/09/2019

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.