NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc.

Equip. Empower. Restore.

aka NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc.   |   Atlanta, GA   |  www.nlscoinc.org

Mission

The mission of NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc. is to empower and restore hope to individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged due to having a criminal record by providing supportive services which will allow them to become productive, law abiding and self-sufficient members of society.

Notes from the nonprofit

It is the vision of NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc. that recidivism and crime in our communities will be reduced and/or eliminated through the inspiring, encouraging, mentoring and hiring of those individuals with criminal histories in an effort to allow them to become self-sufficient and productive members of society and thereby decreasing their chances of reoffending. Key Program Features include:  Mentoring  Education/Literacy Assistance  Job readiness training/Case Management

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Waleisah Wilson

Main address

2480 Briarcliff Rd NE Suite 6 #232

Atlanta, GA 30329 USA

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EIN

80-0461813

NTEE code info

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

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 programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Workforce Development/Job Skills Training

Workshops relating to the skills needed to be successful in the job search and workplace such as resume writing, interviewing, dressing for success, application completion, interpersonal social skills, budgeting, conflict resolution, on job training, etc.

Population(s) Served

Referral services to community resources such as housing, employment, healthcare, education, voter rights, etc. that are accessible for those we serve with criminal convictions.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Georgia Justice Reform Partnership 2018

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 service recipients who are employed

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

Workforce Development/Job Skills Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of mentoring

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

Workforce Development/Job Skills Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients engaged in the criminal justice system in the last 12 months

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

Workforce Development/Job Skills Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our services are exclusively for those who have been involved with the criminal justice system.

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

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

Workforce Development/Job Skills Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people no longer couch surfing or doubling up with others as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Workforce Development/Job Skills Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Workforce Development/Job Skills Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of eligible clients who report having access to an adequate array of services and supports

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

Workforce Development/Job Skills Training

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of referrals received compared to the number screened within 24 hours

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

Workforce Development/Job Skills Training

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Workforce Development/Job Skills Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 primary program goals are to reduce crime, reduce recidivism by providing directly impacted adn formerly incarcerated individuals with housing, educational and employment needs by providing them with the skills needed to become employed and self-sufficient.

Our5 year goal is to assist 100% of qualified with job placement and reduce the crime and recidivism rates in the state of Georgia by 40%

NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc. (NL-SCO, Inc.) plans on adopting the 4-Cs to partnership: collaboration, communication, cooperation, and commitment. We feel that these concepts are key when working to get our clients on the right track to being law abiding, self-sufficient, tax-paying citizens. Partners must have honest communication and since public safety is one of our program's goals, then cooperation and a commitment to working collaboratively with others (i.e. Columbus Police Department, Muscogee County Sheriff's Department, Department of Corrections, etc.) is necessary.

Our biggest key strategy to accomplish our goals is to solicit community partnerships and collaborations with businesses and organizations who share our vision of removing the barriers to successful offender reentry as well as seek partnerships and collaboration with employers who do NOT currently hire felons in an effort to “market" our clients to them for employment in an effort to increase employment opportunities for those that we plan to serve.

Currently the organization is not operational due to the lack of funds to secure a residential site and recruit and serve our prospective residents. Therefore, we are in the process of seeking donors who support our visions and goals so that we may fulfill our mission completely.

The founder and president has a Master's degree in Human Services and will be completing her second Master's degree (Nonprofit Management) in March 2014. She has worked in many areas in the social service field (case management, mental health counseling and management) as well as is familiar with the corrections system and the barriers that ex-offenders face to being successful upon returning to their communities. She is passionate about enhancing the public safety of her community as well as helping deserving ex-offenders with a second chance at a being productive members of their society.

From 2014-2016, we assisted over 130 individuals with felonies secure employment and become self-sufficient.
By end of 2016, we assisted over 275 individuals with job readiness and placement.

We are still in need of substantial financial support in the form of grants and donations to achieve our primary goals of housing and training for those we serve.

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

    Paper surveys, 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In 2020, we will enhance our program by assisting those we serve with obtaining their IDs.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/15/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Miss Waleisah Wilson

Walden University

Term: 2012 - 2021

Andez Jones

Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities

Denise Thomas

Baby Fetish Infant & Beyond, LLC.

Waleisah Wilson

NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc.

T Walker

Self-Employed

Kelton Biggs

Goodwill

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 10/15/2020

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, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/15/2020

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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 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.