ASSISTING CHILDREN OF PRISON PARENTS

ACOPPwhyNot?

aka ACOPP   |   Saint Louis, MO   |  www.acopp4change.org

Mission

Assisting Children Of Prison Parents (ACOPP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, incorporated under the State of Missouri statutes. We provide quality social, psychological, developmental and educational services to children of incarcerated parents, as well as restoring communities to environmentally safe status.

Notes from the nonprofit

My name is Hakee Mitchell, founder and president of ACOPP. I've served over 8 years in prison. I am also an ex-drug dealer and gang member who knows what it is like to be a part of the violent streets of Metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri. During my prison sentence I learned that it was detrimental too my children's mental state being incarcerated and separated from my daughter, Akeeya. and son Darion. I was devastated that I could not see them grow up the first half of their childhood. So I began to pray diligently that God reveal the mission he wants me to accomplish for His kingdom. That is when I gave my life to Jesus Christ and He gave me a vision to establish ACOPP and write Spoken Word poetry even during the latter years of my prison sentence. Since released from prison, I have put all motivation into serving God, being a good father to my children, and to support as many youth as I can with the ACOPP ministry. I thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing ACOPP to grow tremendously within the last 6 years. I welcome all United States residents to join us in ministry by supporting, volunteering, and partnering with us...

Ruling year info

2020

CEO

Mr. Hakee L Mitchell

Main address

4313 Shreve Ave.

Saint Louis, MO 63115 USA

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EIN

80-0211147

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Services to Prisoners/Families (I43)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our organization needs consistent volunteers to assist us with our fundraising efforts. Every year we need volunteers to work in a concession stand at Busch Stadium during all of the 82 Cardinal home games. Our goal is to reach 25 volunteers each year, but so far we are only able to recruit a consistent 10 - 15 volunteers.

Our programs

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"Heard" Program

ACOPP's "Heard" program was written by Hakee & Shameca Mitchell in 2013. It was initiated in St. Louis, Mo. and funded by the City of St. Louis Department of Public Safety & The Old Newsboy Day Foundation. The Heard program is designed for children ages 7 - 14 in order to give them an unbiased platform to be heard without the fear of being judged, ridiculed or ignored. In the Heard program children are encouraged to freely express themselves in a respectable and articulate manner. Each child is allowed to learn and grow at their own personal rate of development and carefully observed in order to pin point their natural talents. Once their talents have been recognized those abilities are nurtured and cultivated to there fullest potentials. Then we carefully guide our children into activities that are conducive to their abilities until their talent is developed into a skill.
For more info go to www.acopp4change.org or to enroll your child today call
Shameca Mitchell (314) 372-6273

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

ACOPP's Change for a Change program teaches children to work to earn their keep. We tow row each Saturday for a couple hours so as to give each child the opportunity to raise as much funds as possible that will assist in preparing them for their future endeavors.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our organization is working to open a community center. We have acquired a building and is currently in the process of rehabbing it to provide life skills and educational classes to children who have an incarcerated parent.

Our strategy for completing this project is to continue to fundraise to raise the necessary funds to hire contractors to repair the building. We are also looking for volunteers to assist in teaching classes and assisting with supervision as well as security.

Our organization has its 501 c (3) which makes us eligible to fundraising at Busch Stadium. We have the capability to recruit at least 10 - 15 volunteers each year to operate 1 concession stand.

Our organization has accomplished numerous of achievements since our start. We have received several grants and to date have served over 1000 children in the St. Louis and East St. Louis area.

Financials

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ASSISTING CHILDREN OF PRISON PARENTS

Board of directors
as of 7/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Linden Bowie

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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