Serve Northwest Arkansas

aka Serve NWA   |   Bentonville, AR   |  http://servenwa.org

Mission

To encourage and inspire a response of service for the benefit of the under-resourced, vulnerable, and exploited in Northwest Arkansas.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Michael Rusch

Main address

PO Box 2372

Bentonville, AR 72712 USA

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Formerly known as

Just One, Inc.

EIN

56-2648165

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Serve Northwest Arkansas is working with our community to create solutions out of homelessness and poverty through transitional housing and dignity centered community care initiatives.

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?

New Beginnings Community

Through our "New Beginnings Community" initiative we are working to provide temporary housing while unsheltered persons begin to work with case management to find more permanent solutions toward stable housing.

Population(s) Served

Laundry Love Projects partner with community volunteers to provide clean clothes to those living in situations of poverty in Northwest Arkansas.

Population(s) Served

Art in the Park gives the gift of creativity and self-expression.

This event aims to bring out the beautiful part in everyone. The emotional reward of utilizing one’s own individualism is at the heart of this event. The community spends a Saturday afternoon painting, enjoying the wonderful Northwest Arkansas weather, and sharing a meal. Having both individual qualities and personalities are what makes us people. Serve wishes to celebrate that with people who often times chose food and shelter over recreational activities.

Population(s) Served

3 Bags in 2 Days (3B2D) provides bags of basic necessities to those living in poverty.

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 homeless participants engaged in housing services

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

New Beginnings Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people using homeless shelters per week

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

New Beginnings Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Laundry Love participants served per month.

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

Laundry Love

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Art in the Park participants served each season.

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

Art in the Park

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Serve Northwest Arkansas is working with community leaders, faith leaders, business owners, concerned citizens, educational institutions, and local elected leaders who are actively pursuing a solution to the growing homeless problem in Fayetteville.

The Serve Northwest Arkansas “New Beginnings Community” initiative is designed to be a self-managed community of low-cost micro-shelters for people in need of shelter while they begin (or continue) case management programs to find more permanent solutions toward stable housing.

Board expertise and financial resources

Laundry Love and Art in the Park human dignity initiatives for 10+ years

Financials

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Operations

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

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Serve Northwest Arkansas

Board of directors
as of 6/28/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Rusch

Serve NWA

Term: 2015 - 2017

Kevin Fitzpatrick

University of Arkansas

Ben Kirksey

Workmatters

Stephanie Maass

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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes