ELLA AUSTIN COMMUNITY CENTER

San Antonio, TX   |  www.ellaaustin.org

Mission

To empower individuals and families across the life span by providing multiple, integrated services that meet the needs of San Antonio's Eastside neighborhoods and beyond.

Ruling year info

1951

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Anthony E. Hargrove

Main address

P.O. Box 8147

San Antonio, TX 78208 USA

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EIN

74-1166908

NTEE code info

Neighborhood Center, Settlement House (P28)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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

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Programs and results

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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?

Senior Services Program

Our Senior Servies program is designed for low income senior citizens, 60 years and over.  We provide nutritious well balanced noon meals, served in a congregate setting, and a varity of recreational & educational group activities.  All activities are designed to encourage and facilitate socializtion and include arts & crafts, computer class, sewing, exercise, table games, special celebrations, health and wellness, field trips and supportive services.  Services are offered Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Population(s) Served

The goal of the program is to prepare children, who lack developmental skills, to be ready to learn when they enter school.  Acquiring and developing self-reliance, practical listening, fine and gross motor communication skills.

Population(s) Served

This partnership with the city of San Antonio, provides a high quality developmentally appropriate continuum of care and social services to infants and toddlers that are directly aligned with school readiness practices and skill attainment.

The program serves children six weeks to 35 months of age and provides education, health, nutrition, and other needed support services.

Population(s) Served

The Youth Development Department of Ella Austin Community Center is a year -round project, composed of two programs: the After School Program and the Summer Enrichment Program. The After School Program offers homework assistance to students, aged 6 – 14 years of age (Elementary – Middle School grades).

Population(s) Served

Our Individual and Family Services program is designed to provide short term emergency assistance to low income individuals and families facing an unexpected crisis situation requiring immediate assistance with basic needs of food, clothing, utility and holiday assistance.  We partner with many organizations to be able to better meet client needs.  Services are offered Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Population(s) Served

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free income tax assistance and preparation to tax payers through IRS certified staff to help families claim tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC) or the Child Credit (CTC). Service is provided to those who earned $60,000 or less receive the free service. Ella Austin Community Center provides the services during the week and on Saturday January 17 through April 18. Ella Austin Community Center is a virtual VITA site.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

One Star Foundation - Impact Texas Initiative 2010

Bank of America 2007 Neighborhood Builder Excellence Award

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau 2016

United Way Member Agency

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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The goal of EACC is to increase the amount of resources and services they provide to economically disadvantaged individuals and families. The ultimate goal is to create thriving neighborhoods whose citizens are able to give back and build stronger communities.

As part of this objective, the agency is working on these six primary business goals:
1. Strengthen the agency's financial stability
2. Strengthen program integration within agency
3. Develop social enterprises
4. Develop internal culture that reflects agency's values
5. Develop external and internal strategic communication plan
6. Develop long term plan to improve existing site and/or acquire new site location to expand programs and services

EACC 2016 six program goals are to:
1. Provide emergency assistance to 2,000 individuals
2. Distribute over 110,000 pounds of food to the community
3. Increase joint-ventures/partnerships by a minimum of 10%
4. Improve our financial support and revenue by at least 10%
5. Serve over 400 children and their families through early childhood, child development, youth development programs, and senior services.
6. Serve over 120 Seniors and provide them with over 10,000 meals.

Increase partnerships with other agencies and businesses to support EACC programs and events

Increase funding sources from foundations, corporations, and individuals through grant applications, hosting community programs, and fund raising events.

Create fee for service opportunities by introducing sliding scale fee for some of the programs/services offered. Pursue alliances with local businesses to rent agency facilities and/or agree to provide a portion of their proceeds to benefit EACC (micro-giving).

Increase training and internal communications to improve employee retention, skill level, and build culture that reflects agency's values

Secure a three to five year strategic communications plan through in-kind services provided by graduate student(s) and media professionals

Apply for city block building funds, seek out potential new site locations, and build relationships/partnerships with city/business/foundations to provide at-cost or reduced cost materials for renovation services.

EACC has a long history of serving the community, of strengthening families and communities, the agency has established strong partnerships with over 40 local agencies, including the City of San Antonio, and is well positioned to secure additional support for their goals.

The strong leadership from the executive staff, guidance from the board of directors, and support from community sector, has propelled EACC into becoming the largest multi-social service agency in the city of San Antonio. In fact, the agency has become so respected and such an integral part of the community, that its future success is paramount to the city of San Antonio's success.

Due to its partnerships, EACC has been able to help families obtain housing, emergency food and utility assistance, affordable, quality child care, after school and summer programs, including career discovery and jobs that have greatly impacted the community.

On-going partnerships are being renewed and new ones established, there is such a momentum, that EACC is not just meeting, but exceeding many of their goals.

As of April 18, 2016, the agency has served
Seniors
meals
Individual & Family Services
Youth Services- Implementing the Texas Quality Standards, building developmental assets, and preparing participants for college or career success.
--Held in Oct 2016 the San Antonio Youth Leadership Conference at St Philip's College for youth and parents.

Early Childhood - implement social enterprise - sliding fee scale and is serving over
Established Early Head Start that is serving 0-3 year olds

Has contracted in-kind service to develop Strategic Communications Plan in May 2016.

Has increased partnerships.

Has secured over a $700,000. in donations and grant funding.

Has secured a $588,000. early head start contract with the City of San Antonio for 2017- 2018 fiscal year

Financials

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Operations

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ELLA AUSTIN COMMUNITY CENTER

Board of directors
as of 5/31/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Beverly Watts Davis

Westcare/Westcare Texas

Term: 2017 - 2020


Board co-chair

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Rebecca Rodriguez

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Gaye 2019

2021

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 ? 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? Yes