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Dat Krew

Inspiration for this Generation

BAKERSFIELD, CA   |  http://datkrewacademy.org/

Mission

Inspire today’s youth through art and expression by providing a healthy, creative and social alternative to gang violence, crime, human trafficking and addiction world wide.

Notes from the nonprofit

DAT KREW ACADEMY (DKA)
ISSUE: Many limited resource youth have poor and limited knowledge of the relationship of performance arts and wellness. DKA curriculum has the materials that enable these youth to easily learn performing arts, wellness and leadership skills. A limited amount of DKA paraprofessional time is devoted to teaching these skills.
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE: An DKA paraprofessional time taught 30 youth basic performing arts skills. 50% of these youth were elementary age. Fifty percent were teens. These youth were taught in 3 groups with each group averaging 45 minutes lessons. These youth could all be considered high risk intercity children as they all were residents of housing projects in inner-city Bakersfield.
IMPACT: As a result of participating in the DKA program:
• 30 of the youth reported a greater gain in confindence after the lessons
• 30 of the youth also reported that they had increased their knowledge of performing arts and its relationship to overall wel

Ruling year info

2021

Chief Executive Officer

Luther Gray

Main address

2901 VIRGINIA AVE APT 48

BAKERSFIELD, CA 93307 USA

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EIN

81-4994614

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

DAT KREW ACADEMY

Our Mission:
Inspire today's youth through art and expression by providing a healthy, creative and social alternative to gang violence, human trafficking, crime and addiction worldwide.

Currently we are in our parade season. Jan z April.
We will be traveling to different cities participating as dance performers.


Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Culture & Arts 2202

Beautiful Bakersfield Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Beautiful Bakersfield Awards - Arts & Culture Winners 2202

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

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Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Raise enough funds to provide youth with a opportunity to dance, compete and travel at low to $0 cost for students.

• Fundraising
• Crowd Funding
• Donations & Gifts
• Community Events
• Performace Bookings
• Partnership
• Community Projects/Service

• Partner with alike organizations.

• Advertise & Marketing Strategy.

• Video Campaigns

• Emailing List

• Beautiful Bakersfield Awards - Arts and Culture 2022

• Opened the 1st and only Performing Arts Academy on the SouthEast side of Bakersfield, Ca.

• Books In Motion Kern County Library Tour 2022
• 2nd Place @ Preludes Dance Competition Las Vegas, NV 2022
• 4th Place @ World of Dance Anahiem, Ca 2022
• Bakersfield Black History Parade 2022
• Orange County Heritage Parade 2022
• Juneteenth Celebration Fresno, Ca 2022
• Juneteenth Celebration Bakersfield, Ca 2022
• Matrix Entrepreneur Academy Talent Show 2022
• Fathers Day Parent Jam Live Orange County, CA 2022

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

    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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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Dat Krew

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Luther Gray

DAT Krew Academy

Elaine Taylor

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Fena Wilson

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Cindy Maldonaldo

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Jazanaeh Hendrix

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Brushay Taylor

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Danne Johnson

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Dajonna Thomas

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Marion Gil

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Sabrina Richard

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Elaine Taylor

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Shatalia Dickerson

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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/20/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Aboriginal
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/16/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.