Mission Bridges

YOUR MISSION IS OUR MISSION

Arlington, TX   |  MISSIONBRIDGES.ORG

Mission

Mission Bridges is a 501(c) 3 business accelerator formed to help aspiring nonprofit and small business owners, regardless of net worth or education level, achieve business ownership dreams, through mentoring, and education. Through our support and educational programs, Mission Bridges will increase the success rate of micro-business owners, or as we call them “futurepreneurs" thereby improving lives and boosting the economy through business growth and job creation. Mission Bridges Startup Entrepreneur Program is intended for aspiring business people. We combine business training, mentoring and financial counseling so that our clients receive all the tools and resources needed to make their dreams a reality.

Ruling year info

2017

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CeeCee Evans

DIRECTOR

PHYLLIS JOHNSON

Main address

110 W. Randol Mill Road 104

Arlington, TX 76011 USA

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EIN

81-5268973

NTEE code info

Urban, Community (S31)

Management & Technical Assistance (J02)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

MISSION BRIDGES WORKS TO BRIDGE THE ENTREPRENEURIAL GAP OF WOMEN, MINORITY, VETERANS AND EX-OFFENDERS.

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?

BUILDING BRIDGES MINORITY BUSINESS ACCELERATOR

Mission Bridges Minority Business Accelerator Program (MBMBA) is intended for aspiring business people from low-income neighborhoods. We combine business training, mentoring and financial counseling so that our clients receive all the tools and resources needed to make their dreams a reality.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Non Profit Management and Development. There are many promising nonprofits primed to make a huge impact in their community. Most organizations don’t take advantage of their own capacity for growth and innovation. Our nonprofit management and development program is designed to help local nonprofits significantly grow their program or service.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Mission/Bridges goes beyond the small business help a micropreneur would receive from a free business consulting program like SCORE, the local Small Business Development Center, or online classes or resources. Through in-depth training with a seasoned business professional and the development of a network within their class and with other MISSION/BRIDGES alumni, DFW Metroplex clients stand a better chance at launching their endeavor, supplementing their income, and even moving to work full-time on their new business.

Building Bridges is a formalized coaching and mentoring program connecting program graduates and new business owners with entrepreneurs and corporate executives who have achieved success in their business. The coaching and mentoring will allow the entrepreneurs an opportunity to receive ‘entire picture’ thinking and guidance. Mentors and Mentees meet on a monthly basis.

Building Bridges Program Details:

• Cost: $150 in addition to a $25 non-refundable application fee.
• Timeframe: Monthly.
• Commitment: Six-month commitment required.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our business training course surrounds you with other supportive members who share the drive to achieve financial independence and use your creativity in a way that you cannot do at your day job. The business trainer gives practical how-to information to the class, as well as a sense of empowerment by showing students how small businesses are started every day across the country. You graduate knowing that MISSION/BRIDGES is there as a resource moving forward with your business launch.

Population(s) Served
Adults

SHE DFW’s free services are available across DFW to women from low income neighborhoods. SHE DFW offers a range of tailored business services including networking events, training, and mentorship. SHE DFW also offers access to business services–including workshops, connections to capital, pro-bono legal assistance, and navigating resources.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Entrepreneurship allows individuals to start their own business and rise above the systemic discrimination they face in the job market. Our Reset Entrepreneur Program provides the resources and mentorship that individuals with a criminal background need to rise above the stigma associated with their conviction and create a path to economic opportunity.

We are is dedicated to helping people with criminal backgrounds start their own small businesses with free in-person and online education and mentoring.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people

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 clients who attain economic stability within two years of training

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

Adults

Related Program

BUILDING BRIDGES MINORITY BUSINESS ACCELERATOR

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Mission Bridges started providing its programs and services in 2017, therefore we have no outcome data to provide for prior years.

Number of participants who felt that they have been provided with a range of options for future employment

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

Adults

Related Program

BUILDING BRIDGES MINORITY BUSINESS ACCELERATOR

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Mission Bridges started providing its programs and services in 2017, therefore we have no outcome data to provide for prior years.

Number of jobs created and maintained

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

Adults

Related Program

BUILDING BRIDGES MINORITY BUSINESS ACCELERATOR

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Mission Bridges started providing its programs and services in 2017, therefore we have no outcome data to provide for prior years.

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.

TO EMPOWER UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES WITH TOOLS AND SUPPORT TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS. EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES.

WE OFFER CLASSES, COACHING, MENTORING PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TO EMPOWER CLIENTS.

WE HAVE EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS AND EXPERTS IN THE FIELD PROVIDING THE TRAINING, MENTOR AND COACHING.

WE ARE A NEW ORGANIZATION, WE WILL HAD OUR FIRST GRADUATING CLASS IN SUMMER 2017.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Mission Bridges

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

GINA SMITH

WOODFOREST NATIONAL BANK

Term: 2018 - 2022


Board co-chair

CEECEE EVANS

MISSION BRIDGES

Term: 2018 - 2022

GINA SMITH

WOODFOREST NATIONAL BANK

Kimberly Hutchings

University of North Texas

Donna Broadnax

DISD

John Capello

Self Employed

Irene Keeling

Keeling Team

LaMarcus Means

JB Hunt

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 ? No
  • 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 5/15/2021

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, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/15/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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.
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.