Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida

Connecting. Building. Learning and Growing Together.

aka BHCFL   |   Deltona, FL   |  www.blackhomeschoolerscfl.com

Mission

Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. exists solely to inform, educate, and help other homeschooling families, namely those of color, in the Central Florida area and around the United States. Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. executes that mission by providing classes, guest speakers in career fields, field trips, hosting an annual graduation/awards ceremony, a lending library, informative communications, support, motivation, family to family connections, and connections to other support groups at the local and state level. Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida empowers our children and inspires parents to harness the power within to educate their children. This organization is not affiliated with any one religion and is open to people of all faiths.

Ruling year info

2017

Founder & President

Mrs. Rasheeda Denning

Vice-President

Mr. Brian Denning

Main address

1067 W Seagate Drive

Deltona, FL 32725-2276 USA

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EIN

81-3448261

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Parent Teacher Group (B94)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working to make sure that we offer enriching programming and classes that help the participating children to thrive, compete among their peers, and stimulate their interests in fields of study they may not have otherwise been introduced to.

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?

The Lending Library

THE LENDING LIBRARY provides educational materials, books, videos, curriculum kits, and computers that families can borrow and return when they are done. The long term goal would be to expand the library to include more materials and technological items and to gift those items to families in the group that need them.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

THE GRADUATION/AWARDS CEREMONY is where we celebrate the student achievements the members have had throughout the year. Parents are able to present awards at that time and Black Homeschoolers CFL recognizes each child with a certificate and award. Families join together with food and fellowship and have a table available to show their family accomplishments for the year.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

GUESTS/CLASSES/TRIPS. With this program, we pinpoint what career fields the children in our membership are interested in and we center our Guest Speakers, field trips and classes around those things and introduce them to much more. This program provides great opportunities for learning and gives incentive and encouragement to the children to help them in their educational quest.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

COMMUNITY SERVICE. The purpose of this program is to teach our children how to give back to their communities in service to others. We have several projects that we participate in annually. Light the Night for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lions Club Recycle for Sight, having a community Food Drive and donating to a local food pantry, wrapping gifts for the elderly at a community nursing home.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

4-H After School

Points of Light Foundation

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 clients served

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Guests/Classes//Trips

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We've seen a major increase in the number of homeschooling families over the past year. We have had to increase our offerings with classes, field trips to fill the needs of these incoming families.

Number of free participants in conferences

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

Children, Adolescents, People of African descent, Multiracial people

Related Program

Guests/Classes//Trips

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida's hosting of Community EXPO 2019 and 2020 included free entry, free homeschooling and community workshops, and free activities.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens, Multiracial people, People of African descent

Related Program

Guests/Classes//Trips

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Tutoring & College Prep Program, various BHCFL clubs, classes, meetings

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

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

Preteens, Children, Adolescents

Related Program

Guests/Classes//Trips

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Classes offered- 10-week Marine Science classes, Free tutoring through UPchieve for the entire school year, 1 week of Aviation classes, Red Cross classes and more offered by our wonderful partners.

Total number of students participating in private lessons

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Related Program

Guests/Classes//Trips

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Tutoring & College Prep Program

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.

BHCFL is a place that homeschoolers call home. We provide a safe, supportive, and learning environment for homeschooling families, especially for families of color that may not get the support they need in other places. We understand the needs of the homeschool community at large, and hope to bring into fruition our dream of having a Homeschool Resource Center for all homeschooling families to find resources, classes with specialized teachers in various fields of study, tutors and college prep, all under one roof. That is our goal.

We believe that expanding our reach into the community, continuing our growth within the organization, and bringing quality services to those that need them will help us to be able to raise the funding we need to make our permanent home a reality.

We do not currently have a grant writer, but one of our officers is taking grant writing classes to help us in this process of filling out grant paperwork.

We have not made any progress with fundraising for our dream building, but we have made progress in expanding our programs to meet the needs of the homeschooling community during this pandemic.

We have added some additional programming for our homeschooling families to keep them enriched and engaged during this pandemic. Added to our Guests, Classes, FieldTrips Program are the following clubs:
Art Club, Science Club, Parent Book Club, Youth Toastmasters, Science National Honor Society, (WISE) Women in Science and Engineering Homeschool Club in collaboration with Daytona State College WISE Club.

We've also been able to continue our collaboration with Junior Achievement and pivot virtually with our Financial Literacy classes for middle school and high school with JA BizTown and JA Finance.

Our "Be Our Guest" Speaker Series has included some wonderful speakers that have been willing to give of their time to share their careers with our youth. We have one featured guest each month.

Parent Wellness is important, especially during this pandemic. We are working hard to meet the needs of our homeschooling parents by incorporating a Being Kind to Our Minds mental health check in. This is a time set aside for parents to join together and talk, vent, and receive the support of other parents.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Homeschooling Families in the State of Florida and throughout the United States.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Making additions to our Guest, Classes, Field Trips Programs such as clubs for our students. We now have added an Art Club, Science Club, Parent Book Club, Youth Toastmasters, WISE Club, Science National Honor Society Club.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    The families we serve are involved with the program decisions that we make. They all have a stake in what we offer each year based on their interests and suggestions.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • 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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Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida

Board of directors
as of 2/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Rasheeda Denning


Board co-chair

Mr. Brian Denning

Rasheeda Denning

Brian Denning, Sr.

Aaliyah Denning

Brian Denning, Jr.

Laila Denning

Nadia Denning

Toi Bynes

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 ? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/22/2021

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
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/22/2021

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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.