CommunityWorx

Youth. Equity. Opportunity.

aka CommunityWorx   |   Carrboro, NC   |  www.communityworxnc.org

Mission

Enriching lives by building collaborative partnerships and transforming charitable donations into educational and community investments.

Ruling year info

1973

President/CEO

Barbara Jessie-Black

Main address

Po Box 356

Carrboro, NC 27510 USA

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EIN

56-0678985

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

CommunityWorx Thrift Shop resale retail

The processing and selling of donated goods to the general public

Population(s) Served

YouthWorx on Main, a youth-serving nonprofit collaborative powered by the PTA Thrift Shop and Youth Forward, builds capacity for Triangle organizations through collaboration. YouthWorx is a catalyst for impact, supercharging non-profits with best practices that improve the lives of under-served youth in the Triangle region of North Carolina.
How YouthWorx, works:
• Coming together
• Joining forces
• Collaborating
• Sharing best practices

Population(s) Served

In 2015, the PTA Thrift Shop, now CommunityWorx, established Project Impact, a resource for urgent, school-based needs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), arts programming, classroom supplies, and programs that directly impact underserved and economically disadvantaged student populations.

Each March, CommunityWorx receives applications, project decisions are made by the end of May, and funds are distributed by the end of October. In our inaugural year, we distributed $9738 for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Idea Lab; provided for the purchase and repair of musical instruments for economically disadvantaged students; secured resources for new science lab kits; and provided funding for sound system for theatre and art programming. Each year, we hope to increase programs funded through Project Impact so that it will be another means by which our local K-12 students are directly served.

Population(s) Served

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

For nearly 70 years, the PTA Thrift Shop, now CommunityWorx, has been focused on enriching the lives of youth. Our goal has always been to build a collaborative community that's a catalyst for equity, innovation and empowerment. To build a community that works for everyone.

Our BELIEF is communities built on equity and collaboration enable youth to reach their full potential.

Our VISION is a community where youth and their families have equitable access to resources and opportunity.

Our MISSION is to enrich lives by building collaborative partnerships and transform charitable donations into educational and community investments.

Our VALUES are: Equity. Community. Compassion. Innovation.

Our strategies include expanding our relationships with other organizations aligned with our mission and values, to continue giving our proceeds to youth-serving organizations, including our local PTAs, and diversifying our current business model of resale retail to include other revenue generating opportunities. These currently include leasing space to other organizations, monetizing waste before recycling, etc.

CommunityWorx (formerly PTA Thrift Shop, Inc.) capacity for diversifying its business model and therefore its revenue, is enhanced by the fact that beginning in 2010 the organization embarked on a ten-year strategic plan to redevelop its existing property from approximately 11, 000 sf of retail/office space to a two phase project of a total of 27,000 sf. 22,000 sf was completed in 2013 and includes 14,000 sf of PTA Thrift Shop operations and 8,000 sf of leased office space. The second phase (4712), completed in July of 2017, houses a co-working collaborative space (YouthWorx on Main) for nonprofit tenants and members with youth-serving missions. Additionally, in 2019, CommunityWorx absorbed Youth Forward, a grant making and capacity building organization, serving youth-serving organizations in our community.

PTA Thrift Shop, Inc. has completed the both phases of its commercial redevelopment of 27,000sf, outlined in its ten-year strategic plan.
The organization continues to explore additional revenue generating opportunities to ensure its long term sustainability. It has also undergone a name change to: COMMUNITYWORX, which will help further its mission of serving youth and families in the community.

Financials

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Operations

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CommunityWorx

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Perry

Fidelity Bank

Term: 2019 - 2020

Libbie Hough

Orange County Library

Joel Levy

Joel Levy CPA

Chris Barnes

University of NC at Chapel Hill Development Office

Maureen Berner

University of NC atChapel Hill School of Government

Dawn Edgerton

Edgerton Data Consulting

Richard Harrill

University of NC at Chapel Hill Campus Y

Raul Herrera

New American Funding

Kevin Hicks

Triangle Bikeworks

Jaclyn Krohn

Durham Technical Community College-Orange County Campus

Carolyn Naseer

My Change Agent

David Morgan

Triangle Real Estate Services, Inc.

Robert Saunders

Brooks Pierce Law Firm

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? 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