ST ANNAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

All Are Welcome, None Are Shunned

aka Anna's Place NOLA, The Dodwell House   |   New Orleans, LA   |  www.stannanola.org

Mission

St. Anna’s purpose is to lead people into a growing relationship with Christ, to declare the liberating power of the Gospel, and to be the church that demonstrates the love of Christ through works of justice, mercy, empowerment and hospitality.

Ruling year info

1946

Rector

Father William H. Terry

Main address

1313 Esplanade Ave

New Orleans, LA 70116 USA

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Formerly known as

Hispanic Apostolate (a.k.a. Latino Apostolate)

Anna's Arts for Kids (AAK)

St. Anna's Medical Mission (S.A.M.M.)

EIN

72-0631881

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Community Health Systems (E21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our service area deals with pervasive cycles of poverty and violence, failing school systems, and insufficient healthcare. * In a recent evaluation, 87% of the youth in our programs were reading below grade level --- 52% of those were 2 or more years behind. * The life expectancy in our neighborhood is 20 years less than that of other areas of the city just 2 miles away. * Violence is part of life -- as retribution, domestic or criminal acts. There needs to be a safe place where our children can realize their potential and the community can be nurtured.

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?

Food Pantry

Delivering necessary food stuffs to persons/families in transition from hospice or half way houses to sustained living situations. Particular focus is given to HIV/AIDS clients.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
People with diseases and illnesses

After school tutoring and mentoring for youth ages 5-14
Saturday arts enhancements for youth ages 5-14
Summer camp for for youth ages 5-14

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

A display of all persons murdered in Orleans Parish by name and age with method of murder to bring attention to the human side of violence. Victims are prayed for by name on Sundays and special feast days.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Awards

Innovator of the Year - Latino Apostolate of the Episcopal Church 2008

New Orleans City Business

Innovator of the Year- St. Anna's Mobile Medical Mission 2007

New Orleans City Business

Angel of the Year Award - Anna's Arts for Kids 2012

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Best Community Church Award 2011

Neighborhood Partnership Network

Affiliations & memberships

Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations 2007

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 people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Food assistance is provided to families in need for a 6-month period in the form of two bags of groceries each month.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Anna's Place NOLA - Youth Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total number of youth enrolled in our programs (counts each child only once even though they may enroll in three semesters).

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Anna's Place NOLA - Youth Programs

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Tuition scholarships given to students in the youth program, including after-school, Saturday and summer camp.

Number of homeless outreach bags distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Related Program

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

"Blessing Bags" with water, snacks, a t-shirt, socks and/or personal care items are distributed weekly. In addition, coffee is distributed once or twice a month.

Percentage of improvement in classes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Anna's Place NOLA - Youth Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Average annual percentage improvement noted between pre- and post-tests given each semester.

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.

Our mission is to be a church is to be a church that walks the talk. We strive to be a site for all who would know the realities of poverty, the richness of diversity and the depth of a faith.

Our vision, expressed in living terms, means that we are an active part of our neighborhood doing justice and defending those who are hurt or abused because of their social location or history of economic injustice, and by engaging in acts of mercy, social justice and hospitality to make a difference in the lives of our community. To do this we establish "mission programs" to address specific areas of need such as After-school tutoring and mentoring and free health screenings and education.

We are a diverse church where we welcome all people, are kid and pet friendly, and seek to make a real community out of our church.

Continuing outreach programs and incorporating neighborhood voices within the process, our missions present a holistic approach to human health, wellness, and spirituality, and includes aspects of art and culture. This work is accomplished through our Youth Programs, Health Outreach Program, Food Pantry and Murder Board Ministry.

We maintain a strict "no proselytization" policy with respect to our mission work – we may offer to pray with or for our clients, staff and volunteers, but we will not try to “convert" anyone or demand anyone participate in religious activity.

We have a history of doing a lot of work with not a lot of funds...we make every penny count. General administrative costs are supported mainly through the giving of parishioners in "pledge and plate", while mission work is supported through donations, grants and fundraisers. The church offers "in-kind" support to the missions in the way of space, utilities, accounting/bookkeeping services, payroll services, some office supplies and some administrative duties.

Since Hurricane Katrina, we have established and maintained our mission programs utilizing a minimal staff and relying on volunteers and partnering with other organizations to keep costs down while providing quality programming. Some of these other organizations include:
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Loyola and Tulane Universities, Second Harvest Food Bank, Sylvan Learning, Inc., NOLA Code, Electric Girls, Odyssey House of Louisiana, New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation & Clinic, New Orleans Museum of Art, Microsoft Store, NOLA Project, University of California in Los Angeles, Boy Scouts of America, several Episcopal Churches around the country, and local artists and musicians.

We have become a "charity of choice" for several local carnival krewes and social clubs, as well as some local bars/lounges.

Our long-term goal is to improve the lives of the people of our community to one where people live in harmony, with integrity, hope and possibility. We hope to impact the high rates of poverty, crime and health inequities historically associated with our area. To do this we will:
• Develop the Dodwell House Community Center as a sanctuary or cross-roads for diversity. This Center will allow for spatial needs to expand our current programs and be an access point for the varied cultural communities around St. Anna's. This is an historic mansion just down the street which we have a lease-purchase agreement. In deplorable condition when obtained, we have put in hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs. There is still a lot of repairs and renovations to be done (approximately $1 million) but we can't get the grant funding we'd hoped for until we fully own the property. We are about $150,000 shy of paying off the lease (see www.dodwellhouse.org)
• Continue to improve our Youth Programs to have a positive impact on their future. We realized we are not experts in all things and began to collaborate with other organizations to provide quality programming. Sylvan Learning, Inc. started us on this road by providing data regarding literacy levels and providing us with tutoring. This led to collaborations with other groups (Electric Girls, NOLA Code) to provide STEM activities. As youth who have been with us for 7 years get older, we recognize the need for diversity in our program based on age to keep them engaged. To this end we are reorganizing the program into three “sections" – grades K-3 will focus on reading enhancement with the help of the STAIR program; grades 4-6 will focus on STEM learning; grade 7 will focus on job readiness, a piece we're still working to formulate.
• Health outreach has taken several shapes since 2006 – we started as a mobile outreach program, added mental health & resiliency aspects, changed to a stationary outreach for our immediate community and participate in several mental health community partnered research projects. We are seeing a need to change again due to the changing landscape – more Air B&B's (decrease in “locals"), increased availability of health insurance and community clinics,for example – so are looking at community needs and how we might fit.
• Our food pantry has changed over the years as well. In 2005 we were handing out “lunch bags" from our front door to anyone who would ask. Because of challenges that developed, we changed to a monthly distribution, mainly to elderly and those in hospice or with AIDS. Over time we added families that voiced a need and our program grew. Recently we refocused, identified our limitations, defined our goals, developed guidelines and continued the program in a more efficient way. We currently distribute bags of food monthly to families who meet a few criteria to establish need.

Financials

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Operations

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

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ST ANNAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Board of directors
as of 03/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs Adrian “Nicole” Gottschalk

LSU School of Dentistry

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mr. Rusty Downing

Retired

Term: 2023 - 2021

James McMillan

Ernst & Young, LLP

V.P. Franklin

University of California, Riverside

William Glew

Entergy Services, LLC

Karen Judge

Adda Carpets / Huey Brown Kitchens

Deri Parker

Student - Xavier University

Diana Meyers

St. Anna's Episcopal Church

Lori Renner

The Academy of the Sacred Heart

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/9/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/09/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.