HIGH VOLTAGE

aka High Voltage Youth Camp   |   New Orleans, LA   |  www.highvoltageyouthcamp.org

Mission

High Voltage is a Louisiana based non-profit organization that provides educational as well as recreational programs and opportunities for youth to realize their potential, build character, and to function effectively as caring, self-directed individuals responsible to themselves and to others. We are also dedicated to building community collaborations and partnerships with other organizations that serve youth. We also provide educational and recreational programs for senior citizens in New Orleans.

Ruling year info

2003

President

Ms. Katherine Johnson

Main address

P O Box 4224

New Orleans, LA 70178 USA

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EIN

68-0546803

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Film, Video (A31)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Bags of Hope

High Voltage provides Bags of Toiletries and School Supplies to homeless and economically disadvantaged youth.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

High Voltage collected prom dresses and set-up a prom boutique at the Clearview Shopping Mall on March 27, 2010, as part of the Give a Day Get a Disney Day program. This program is now the Disney Family Volunteer Program

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Families

One Day Educational Bootcamp

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Various Restoration Projects in New Orleans

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

High Voltage Provides Back to School Supplies to Needy Children in New Orleans.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

High Voltage provides Holiday Meals to senior citizens in New Orleans.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with disabilities

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organiztions 2020

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Our goal is to provide educational and recreational programs to promote resiliency and hope to youth in the New Orleans area.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    High Voltage serves youth, families and senior citizens in New Orleans.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have made so many changes as the result of COVID-19, Corona Virus. We operate more on-line including collecting donations. More of our donations have been made on-line as well as several of our events.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback from the people we serve has helped us to better serve our community and make better decisions regarding our resources.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • 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, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people,

Financials

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Operations

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

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HIGH VOLTAGE

Board of directors
as of 8/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Katherine Johnson

High Voltage

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Ms Phillis Everage

High Voltage

Term: 2019 - 2021

Katherine Johnson

New Orleans Public Schools

Claudia Washington

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

Phillis Everage

East Baton Rouge Public Schools

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/04/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

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