AFRICAN AMERICAN NETWORK OF KERN COUNTY INC

Thru Unity, promoting meaningful programs designed to educate

aka AANKC   |   Bakersfield, CA   |  www.aankc.org

Mission

This business and professional organization strives to bring parity to the minority community by educating minority business owners and mentoring to the youth of our community. Through unity, we promote responsible and meaningful programs that are designed to educate, create economic parity, create job opportunities, produce positive role models, and enhance the culture of the African- American community.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Ms. L. Dee Slade

Main address

P O Box 1215

Bakersfield, CA 93302 USA

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EIN

77-0387496

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

: The African American Network of Kern County need to increase funding in order to continue to work with students and adults in improving their reading, health habits , social and how to deal with anger. and the impact of Corona virus, Covid 19. Minorities have the highest unemployment, student drop out, health issues, incarceration and homeless. .

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?

Each One Teach One Mentoring Program

Through our "Each One Teach One" community service and enrichment program, AAN mentors to a minimum of twenty students per year; introducing students to many tools that help them learn about themselves, their family history, etiquette, and social graces. We convey information on education and other community programs that build self-esteem and develop leadership skills. The participants get hands on insight into the arts, performing arts, budgeting and family skills. They develop communication skills through oratory performances. By networking our students learn of the importance of small and large businesses and the role they play in the economic development of our community. Below are the five project tools that "Each One Teach One” uses to mentor and motivate each young person.


Projects Description:
Arts & Humanities
The participant will experience how the arts and the humanities play a fundamental role in developing the mind. They will become flexible, insightful and informed. The experience gives them the versatility that is needed to succeed in an ever more complex and volatile global environment.

Etiquette & Social Graces
Etiquette and social graces are introduced to the students as factors that directly impact their success. Each participant will come to know that the building blocks for charm and grace are a wonderful way of reducing awkwardness and social anxiety. Not only will they learn social etiquette, they will play the game of life superbly and with polish. They will have a vital understanding of how life really works.

Health & Wellness
We incorporate a health awareness component with each event by briefly discussing the importance of staying healthy in mind and body. We partner with health groups that promote family well-being. During the youth programs, the participants are encouraged to see their doctor or health clinic for regular check-ups.


Historical Review: Who Are You?
Over the years AAN has completed documentaries and video media on Kern County history and the impact of minorities within the county. It is our hope that our students will be motivated to research their own family history and in doing so learn of the impact their families have and continue to make on our community. Through history there has been a blending of cultures, customs, ideas, and ethics. It is our intent to show our students how these have come together impacting education. By looking back we can see how barriers have been removed opening the gates to education for all youth and giving them the opportunity to continue improving the society in which we live.

Youth Business & Professionalism
The participants learn professional behavior. The students learn what it is like to work in a business setting, who their customers are and how their behavior impacts not only them but the company they represent. They are introduced to cultural and business etiquette and how it plays an important part in the global workplace.

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 free participants on field trips

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

Each One Teach One Mentoring Program

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.

Our goal is to provide skills and career guidance to students and adults . We are committed to providing a nurturing environment for the student, so they may excel in their career path.

Impact the community with responsible and meaningful programs, Establish an annual career day for youth with local businesses, Assist in the growth and development of minority businesses that create job opportunities, by networking.

We encourage Board members to work individually and collaboratively to recruit new members possessing necessary skills. Through Our "Each One Teach One Program," participants are given the opportunity to participate in educational programs designed to strengthen them in their field of endeavor as it pertains to their future goals in the work force.

We have reached a larger number of students from within our community as shown by the number of students in our program who have graduated and entered the workforce. With additional funding we will be able to expand our base and offer new programs to our community and continue to partner with other organizations to meet our goals.

Financials

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Operations

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

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AFRICAN AMERICAN NETWORK OF KERN COUNTY INC

Board of directors
as of 5/1/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Marshal Dillard

Bakersfield City Schools District

Term: 2020 - 2023


Board co-chair

Ms. Ferdae Garami

Actors Guild of Los Angeles

Term: 2020 - 2023

Lashawna Lee

Dignity Hospital

Inetha Beed

Retired- Past chair

Dorothy Daniels

Daniels & Parker

Dee Slade

Community Volunteer

Tony Lee

Alpha Media

Steve Sanders

Kern County Supt of Schools

Walter Slade

Retired, Kern High School Dist

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/01/2020

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
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/01/2020

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Data
  • 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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 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.