Educational Institutions

Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Inc.

"Showing God's compassion for our neighbors in need, and thus building our community together."

Fayetteville, NC   |  https://www.fayurbmin.org

Mission

Showing God's compassion for our neighbors in need, and thus building our community together.

Ruling year info

1979

Executive Director

Mr. Johnny L. Wilson

Operations Manager

Mr. Mark A. Davis Jr.

Main address

PO Box 1171

Fayetteville, NC 28302 USA

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EIN

58-1354139

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Delinquency Prevention (I21)

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

For over 40 years the mission of Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Inc. has been "to show God's compassion for our neighbors in need, and thus build our community together." We pursue this mission by way of our 4 programs that exist to address and mitigate: clothing & food insecurity (Emergency Assistance Program), illiteracy & adult education (Adult Literacy & Education Center), at-risk & court involved youth (Find-A-Friend), and elderly & low-income home-ownership (Nehemiah Project). Collectively, these 4 programs will provide faith, hope, love, and security to over 10,000 Cumberland County residents every year, 100% free of charge. For every dollar we receive, 91 cents invested directly into our programs.

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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?

Adult Literacy & Education Center

The Adult Literacy & Education Center was established in 1976 to address the nearly a quarter of the adults in Cumberland County who read at or below a 5th grade level and assists adults who are challenged in the areas of reading, writing, math, general academics, English language, job readiness and computer skills. One-on-one tutors, group classes and a full computer lab help students to begin their journey to success. These services will affect not only the adult student, but also their children and generations thereafter. It is fundamental for creating better health care access, lowering crime rates, and ensuring safer family environments. Last year, trained volunteers from the community worked with 244 adult students, touching 741 lives. In addition, 6 students gained U.S. citizenship, and 103 attained their educational or employment goals. The gift of literacy is one that will make a lasting difference in our entire community. “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Frederick Douglass

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

FUM came into existence in 1974 to address the widespread needs of people suffering in crisis situations throughout the county. Starting from a basement, Emergency Assistance grew into an effective grass roots operation that touches thousands of lives. Now the program houses a food pantry, clothing closet, and a financial assistance service for families and individuals in crisis. All of this is made possible by community partners who donate non-perishable food items, new & lightly used clothing, hygiene items, household goods, and money. In fiscal year 2014-15, we served more than 8,000 people, over 500 homeless, and 632 military-affiliated lives. “It is simply amazing what a bag of groceries, clothing, or a few dollars can do to transform a life story!”

Population(s) Served
Families
Homeless people

The FAF program began in 1982 as one of the first mentoring programs established by Governor Hunt in North Carolina. Since then, it has flourished and added multiple afterschool components to keep at-risk youth fully motivated and enriched through wrap-around support services. Our program helps modify youths’ behavior positively at school, home, and in the community. The FAF program was named a “Champion for Children” in 2009 by the Child Advocacy Center. Serving over 200 at-risk and court-involved youth per year, with a 96% success rate at keeping kids out of trouble and successful in school, this program truly makes an impact. It costs tax payers over $125,000 per year to house 1 juvenile in confinement. It takes less than $1,500 to sponsor a youth for 1 full year of preventive services with FAF. “Our kids are our most valuable investment!”

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Non-adult children

We started in August of 1993, repairing the homes of low-income home owners with the help of volunteer groups from local churches. In 1994 the program assumed the Emergency Home Repair Program for the Community Development Department, City of Fayetteville. Nehemiah partners with many contractors, the Re-Store Warehouse, and other agencies as a vital resource for this community’s elderly and low-income population. This program’s impact is invaluable as it ensures that our low-income home owners are housed in safe and comfortable living conditions. Each year, the program will assist approximately 170-200 home owners. Imagine being on a fixed or low income and facing the crisis of costly home repairs. “We build up homes and families by repairing houses!”

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Where we work

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Fayetteville Urban Ministry's vision is to continuously brand our name, works and mission throughout each community and neighborhood in Cumberland County through services, assistance, partnerships and donor support. We wish to further the ideal of a community of compassion committed to the well being of our neighbors in need. <br/><br/>Additionally, our dream to build Fayetteville's first-ever Youth Enrichment Center to house our growing Find-A-Friend Youth Mentoring Program. Our Build the Dream Campaign is well underway with construction actively taking place and 86% of our $600,000 fundraising having been met.

By building on existing programs and bolstering proven methodologies we believe that we can improve our ability to serve our community, year after year, no matter what comes our way. We seek out new grants to address issues both new and old, such as bullying in the "Spy Kids" facet of our Find-A-Friend Program. We use newly acquired and donated technologies, such as Smart TVs, to host tax training and assistance classes for the elderly. We are constantly seeking to improve our ability to provide the aid and services most needed by those less fortunate.

Like many other non-profits, grants, endowments, and donations of many kinds are what allow us to do what we do. Our rate of investment into our programs, 91% of every dollar we receive, clearly shows that we know how to make best use of the support we're given. It also evidence of a staff whose motivations stem from a paradigm of altruism and a sincere desire to give back. With this in tow, our organization is capable of achieving any goal we put forward and overcome any obstacle placed in front of us. Our staff is constantly receiving new training and implementing new strategies while honing proven ones in an effort to provide the kind of service and results one might expect from a large, national organization.

As a fairly small non-profit, the evidence of our successes, or failures, is most often falls right before our eyes. However, we also submit quarterly reports to the United Way of Cumberland County as an audit of our programs and expenditures. From this data, we can clearly see where we need improve and can infer what steps need to be taken to do so.

The labor and love of over 40 years of community involvement has produced a tried and true local non-profit organization that has been recognized on a State level worth and trustworthy cause. Our main goal for the last year has been the Build the Dream Campaign -a fundraising endeavor to fully fund and build Fayetteville's first-ever Youth Enrichment Center to house our growing Find-A-Friend Youth Mentoring Program. This building will be located directly across the street from our home office and will serve as a beacon for youth development and growth in our community. Our Build the Dream Campaign is well underway with construction actively taking place and 86% of our $600,000 fundraising having been met.

Financials

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

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Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. James Wilson

Wade Hardin

Wade Hardin Plumbing Co.

Melanie Kosterman

Cumberland County Schools

Steve Satisky

Pat Talkington

Cumulus Broadcasting

Derrick McArthur

Wells Fargo Bank

James Wilson

Alice Bull

Pat Chabra

Linda Goff

Morgan Stanley

Gale Adams

Cumberland County Courts

LaVondra McLaughlin

Department of Veterans Affairs

Richard Alligood

Jeff Spangler

US Army Chaplains Corp.

Clark Reaves

Cumberland County Courts

Gerald Teele

Joe Quigg

Ed's Tire

Sandee Gronowski

PNC Bank

Ken Lancaster

Lancaster, Player, & Helms Real Estate

Phyllis Jones

Cumberland County Courts

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? No
  • 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

Keywords

Emergency Assistance, Food, Clothing, Home Repairs, Literacy, Adult Literacy, At-Risk Youth, Mentoring, GED, ESL, Citizenship,