PLATINUM2022

Unstoppable Extended Hands

We are small but we do big work!!

aka Unstoppable Extended Hands or UEH LLC   |   St. Louis, MO   |  UnstoppableExtendedHands.org

Mission

Unstoppable Extended Hands is committed and dedicated to empowering underserved students by providing them with the necessary tools to succeed in their educational endeavors.

Notes from the nonprofit

Learning while doing the work.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder/President

Dr. Paula Williams

Main address

225 St. Louis Avenue Suite 11131

St. Louis, MO 63135 USA

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Formerly known as

Unstoppable Extended Hands

EIN

82-1175179

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are aiming to engage community members in Chicago and St. Louis to support students by providing supplies to 500 plus students. Our goal is to provide ongoing support and provide essential items in both school semesters.

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?

Unstoppable Extended Hands Programs

First core assistance is to provide preschool to 3rd graders with new items of necessity: casual outfit (pants and shirt), PJs, package of underwear, crew socks, gloves and hats; toys. Shoes or boots or coat, when available. All students get new book and toothbrush.

Second core work is to support a Transition Program in St. Louis to displaced high school and college students providing gas cards, gift cards and other necessities.

Third core service area is the 4th to 8th graders hygiene products, pizza party with bowling or skating; craft project. All students get new books or magazine, hats, socks and gloves.

Fourth core service area is to provide funding for outstanding activity fees that are holding them from graduating.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Thanks 2017

Thomas J. Higgins Academic Community School

Thank You 2018

Thomas J. Higgins Academic Community School

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 children who receive new clothing

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

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people, Health, Family relationships

Related Program

Unstoppable Extended Hands Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children served

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

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people, Adults

Related Program

Unstoppable Extended Hands Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

During the pandemic our reach included the entire family and has continued. It has include partnership with local businesses, community and other nonprofits.

Number of books distributed

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

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Unstoppable Extended Hands Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Unstoppable Extended Hands partnered with other nonprofits, community and local businesses to increase this goals during the pandemic

Number of children who received school supplies

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

Age groups, Work status and occupations, Health, Social and economic status, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Unstoppable Extended Hands Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of hygiene kits distributed

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

Ethnic and racial groups, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Students, People with disabilities

Related Program

Unstoppable Extended Hands Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Add during the pandemic and continues with partnerships for community, others nonprofits and businesses especially the small business.

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 goal is to provide ongoing support and provide essential items in both school semesters.

Increase partnership, grants and in-kind donations. We are contacting local organizations and small businesses, working with parents, talking with principals and superintendents.

At this time, the organization is volunteer run with one lead and volunteers that support the collection and distribution of essential needs. The organization is recruiting for marketing support and volunteers to get additional funds. One strategy, long term, is to serve the same kids at one school over time.

We have two schools in 2019 in Chicago and one in St. Louis serving over 400 plus kids. Continue to provide books and magazine to improve literacy or having volunteers read to students.

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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, Donor Gifts

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

    We don’t use any of these practices

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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Unstoppable Extended Hands

Board of directors
as of 11/20/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. LaDonna Horne

Career Quake

Term: 2019 -


Board co-chair

Mrs. Jazmine Summerville

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 11/20/2022

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/21/2019

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 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 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 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.