CHOSEN ABILITIES RESOURCE CENTER INC

Chosen To Empower

Stone Mountain, GA   |  www.chosenabilities.org

Mission

The mission of Chosen Abilities Resource Center, Inc. is to unify and strengthen youth and adults in our local communities through Empowerment, Encouragement and Education.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Devona Sheppard

Main address

P.O. Box 1832

Stone Mountain, GA 30086 USA

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EIN

56-2490326

NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our communities have been hit hard by economic change and is in dire need of help for today and hope for tomorrow. With these dramatic changes, communities also deal with the issues of drug and alcohol use among our youth, depressed economic conditions, poor job training, and marginal academic performance. These continued factors contribute to the feeling of hopelessness and defeat among many youth and adults living in our communities. According to the World Atlas data, Georgia's poverty rate was the seventh highest in the country in 2018 with 18.4 % living in poverty and Alabama is the fourth poorest state in 2018 with 19.2% living in poverty. The report from the U.S. Census Bureau showed the poverty rate rose for a straight year as the economy continues to struggle with a stumbling recovery and persistent high joblessness.

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?

Annual Christmas Program

The Annual Christmas Program provides holiday assistance to low income families and children. The program provides toys, clothing, and food.

Population(s) Served

Program which offers the opportunity for school aged children in grades k-12 the ability to begin their school year off with the necessary supplies needed to become academically successful and achieve their goals.

Population(s) Served

Furniture Bank Program is designed to administer hope and support to families transitioning from homelessness, women and children coming out of domestic violence and refugee and immigrants in need of resettlement services. These services will provide items of furniture to help start a family begin a new life.

Population(s) Served

Program designed to provide educational services to the youth and adults in poor and economically disadvantaged communities. This program will provide an opportunity to receive leadership training, self-sufficiency skills, computer training and social services support needed to acquire marketable skills towards personal achievement.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Furniture and Household Bank

Context Notes

Bridging the gap by addressing the needs to gain technology skills that support improved academic performance.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Annual Christmas Program

Context Notes

Facilitate communications between consumers and staff and monitoring program procedures.

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Context Notes

Housing referrals for short-term or long-term residential services.

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.

Chosen Abilities Resource Center, Inc. has a desire to continue impacting the communities in which we serve. Our goal is to further assess consumer and community needs to identify gaps. We will take a leadership role in working with a range of individuals and families to identify and meet the needs of people in low-income communities. Our ultimate goal is to help people in our community (L.I.V.E.):

• Learn about their options for becoming self sufficient
• Implement plans to ensure their success and commitment
• Voice their opinions to community leaders and provide suggestions
• Engage in personal or community efforts to improve the success of others

Through Chosen Abilities Resource Center, Inc., people in our community will learn how to LIVE!

We are dedicated to collaborating with other NonProfit organization and businesses in our surrounding communities. We will identify needs and bring together all kinds of resources and services for individuals and families in low-income communities to support full long-term community inclusion and participation. We will continue to offer the programs and services to empower more and more families and individuals.

We will continue to work with businesses, organizations and community in order to be able to provide much needed services and programs. We have come to acknowledge that we cannot do this alone and will always invite others to be a part of helping build stronger communities. Through the many donors we will be capable of continuing our efforts.

We have accomplished the ability to impact our communities in which we serve. However, we have not been able to accomplish the necessary funds in order to offer more services and expand the programs as well as establish a more stable facility in order to house the services nd programs.

Financials

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Operations

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

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CHOSEN ABILITIES RESOURCE CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 11/27/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Angela Scott

Pavilion of Hope, Inc.


Board co-chair

Rodney Ramsey

Chosen Abilities Resource Center, Inc

Angela Brown

No Affiliation

Angela Scott

No Affiliation

Rodney Ramsey

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 ? 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? Yes
  • 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? Yes