Northside Coalition of Jacksonville Inc

On your side and on the move!

aka Northside Coalition of Jacksonville   |   Jacksonville, FL   |  northsidecoalitionofjacksonville.com

Mission

To empower, educate and organize our communities in an effort to establish greater self-sufficiency. As community advocates, it is also our mission to stand against racial, economic and social injustice. Our primary objective is to make positive changes in our communities; neighborhood by neighborhood and house by house. Our vision includes the provision of programs in financial literacy, education, health, the arts, music, history and business.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Northside Coalition of Jacksonville Over the past three years, we have succeeded in laying the foundation for a “strategy focused” community action organization. Our foundation is built on the belief that there is a need to Organize, Educate and Agitate to effect positive change. We intend to make our voices heard in public meetings and forums, Town Halls, and other venues where decisions are made that affect the welfare, concerns, and interests of residents living in Northwest Jacksonville. The Northside Coalition of Jacksonville manifesto: We are teachers, business entrepreneurs, doctors and lawyers, preachers, other professionals, students, stay at home moms and average citizens who have decided to stand up and fight against an unfair and racist system. We stand against economic injustice and for civil and political rights.

Ruling year info

2018

President and Founder

Mr. Ben Frazier

Main address

1354 N. Laura Street

Jacksonville, FL 32206 USA

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EIN

82-1224114

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Urban, Community (S31)

Performing Arts (A60)

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

The Problem/Need With regard to the quality of life, African Americans, other people of color, women, and the poor are confronted daily with enormous social challenges. Even in the best of times these groups have experienced racial, gender and class specific disparities and discrimination on a disproportionate basis. Unfortunately, the global pandemic has heightened these problems many have only a few options for protecting both their health and economic well-being. There are persistent disparities in education, health status, access to health care, wealth, employment, wages, housing, income and voting rights that contribute to this compromised quality of life. Our community is plagued with Confederate monuments, names, and symbols that communicate racism and the ideology of white supremacy. These are visual representations of oppression. They endorse and sanction the politics of inequality.

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?

Change the Names

In Duval County, we are still plagued with memorialization of the Confederacy through the naming of schools, roads, and parks. NCOJ is devoted to ridding our community of these oppressive symbols.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
People of African descent

BOOTS ON THE GROUND CANVASSING CAMPAIGN FOR PEACE
This initiative started in 2018 in zip code 32209 . It was designed to reduce gun violence by delivering a message of peace.
The canvassers also communicate with residents to ascertain their perceptions of their neighborhood, and the needs that are not being met for a thriving community. We then act as their voice and communicate this data to government officials.

Population(s) Served
Adults

"THERE'S ENOUGH TO GO AROUND"-- Northside Coalition conducts a homeless feeding program once a month at various locations around the city. We serve on average at least 100 meals at each event. We meet our friends at locations where they congregate on the streets and in the parks. In addition to the food, we offer recipients smiling faces and positive attitudes to help them make it through the day!

Population(s) Served
Multiracial people
Adults

The Northside Coalition of Jacksonville provides an annual Community Health Fair and Food Give-Away, focusing on 32209 zip-code. The residents of this area are largely living in poverty, The area is largely devoid of businesses and suffers from poor infrastructure. This fair provides education and referrals to enhance the health status of its residents.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Health
Family relationships
Social and economic status

The absence of trust, transparency, and accountability in law enforcement is a well documented issue in Jacksonville. This nationwide issue became a catalyst for mass action when George Floyd was murdered. Northside Coalition has been agitating for greater police accountability since its inception. The crisis generated by Mr. Floyd's murder exacerbated the tension between POC and police. Northside Coalition garnered support from thousands of community members who have been active in rallies, demonstrations, marches, and continued presence at meetings with the policing institutions in Jacksonville.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Social and economic status

Where we work

Accreditations

KEN KNIGHT AWARD COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT 2020

Awards

SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD 2018

BAPTIST MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE

Affiliations & memberships

NAACP AWARD FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

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

Related Program

POLICING THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

More than 200 volunteers have contributed more than 1600 volunteer hours to our organization.

Number of requests for advocate products or information, including downloads or page views of online material

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

Adults

Related Program

Change the Names

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Normally. we get about 10 requests daily for advocacy information through social media or calls. During times of increased activism, the numbers greatly increase.

Number of new champions or stakeholders recruited

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

Health, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

POLICING THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Over the past 4 years we have been able to recruit more than 7,500 thousand on-line advocates, activists, supporters, and volunteers, to support our goals objectives, other projects, .

Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing

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

Adults

Related Program

Change the Names

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have been represented in more than 170 media citations, radio, television reports and articles regarding our advocacy efforts.

Number of media partnerships developed

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

Change the Names

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have succeeded in establishing and developing at least 100 media partnerships. We have received more than 100 media citations,radio, television reports & articles regarding our advocacy efforts.

Number of rallies or marches held and attendance

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

Adults

Related Program

Change the Names

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The past 4 years have called for participation in marches, rallies, and other activities to protest police brutality, getting our the vote for the 2020 election, and removing racist iconography.

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers reflect persons who responded to our "Boots on the Ground" campaign, rallies against police brutality, and the "Change the Name" campaign.

Number of online groups served

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have collaborated with more than 30 organizations whose missions have intersected with ours. We have more than 1000 online supporters.

Number of coalition meetings held and attendance

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have conducted more than 48 Northside Coalition Steering Committee meetings and over the past 4 years with a total attendance of more than 3000 people.

Number of policymakers or candidates reached

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Many of our events have featured a number of high-profile speakers or participants including a Federal Judge, the Mayor, the State Attorney and the Sheriff of Duval county

Number of people on the organization's email list

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

There are more than 400 people on the organization's email list

Number of grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have received 5 grants and are applying for more.

Number of Facebook followers

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have about 7 thousand Facebook followers.

Number of outreach attempts to reporters

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have made hundreds of outreach attempts to news reporters via media releases. Mr. Frazier is a well know contributor magazines, newspapers,a and a frequent guest on TV news shows.

Number of meetings or briefings held with policymakers or candidates

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our representatives have attended, conducted scores of meetings and briefings with elected officials and policymakers and decision makers in the public and private sectors.

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.

It is our ambition to act in a positive and productive manner in the struggle to eradicate racial, gender and class discrimination. We realize this is not an easy course to follow. In the words of Frederick Douglas "Power concedes nothing without a demand, it never has and it never will."
1. It is our plan to engage the system to push, agitate, and demand change.
2. It is our aim to eliminate racial discrimination and to secure the political, educational, social, and economic rights for all people.
3. It is our vision to create, develop and implement programs designed to empower, the young, the elderly and returning citizens.
4. It is our action plan to push for greater trust, transparency and accountability from law enforcement.

1. Our strategy is to devise and utilize commonsense strategies to challenge and interrupt systemic racism.
2. These tactics include strong efforts to maintain civic engagement by attending and conducting virtual meetings townhalls, roundtable discussions, workshops, seminars, and radio and television shows.
3. We believe that by becoming actively involved in the political system and by utilizing our constitutional rights, we can change the system in positive and productive ways.
4. We actively support self-help programs. In addition to the effort eradicate discrimination, and address racial injustice, the Northside Coalition also stresses the need for self-help among African American and other disadvantaged citizens .

We are a young, rapidly growing organization. We Have been recognized as a force to be reckoned with by civic, city and private sector representatives throughout North Florida. Our active and vocal involvement has led us to be contacted for our input and involvement by decision makers and media representatives. We have a strong base of several hundred members, supporters and volunteers. These hard working participants ensure that we have the strength and capability to guarantee that all of our events are a huge success!

“There’s enough to go around”
This is an ongoing program conducted since April, 2020. We have provided the homeless with two thousand hot meals, hygiene kits and sleeping bags.
NCOJ also sponsors an annual Free Turkey Giveaway during the Thanksgiving holidays.

Annual Community Health Fair and Food Give-away:
NCOJ sponsors a Health Fair every year, utilizing volunteer health care professionals from the community. We provide health education, referrals, and medical screenings. This year we will provide COVID education. We now have reached 4,000 families since our start in 2018.

“Change the Names”
This campaign mobilized stakeholders in communities where six public schools were named for Confederate generals. We held 21 rallies and canvassing campaigns at the schools, City Hall, and at the Duval County Public School headquarters. We spoke at about white supremacy and the false narrative of the Lost Cause. The Southern Poverty Law Center joined our efforts by erecting a billboard and by orchestrating a national rally that was shown virtually over the internet. Over 1000 “Change the Name'' signs were acquired and distributed. On Saturdays in March and April of 2021, over 100 NCOJ volunteers canvassed homes to encourage shareholders to vote. We also created a direct mail campaign. On June 1st, 2021 the School Board and the Superintendent followed the wishes of the majority of the stakeholders and voted to change the offensive names of the schools.

“Boots on the Ground” Community Assessments and Response
The communities that comprise the 32208 and 32209 zip codes of Jacksonville can be described as the overwhelming majority black residents who live with income levels below the federal poverty description. Within these zip codes are areas that are largely devoid of community businesses and have crumbling infrastructure.
The Northside Coalition conducts periodic canvasses of residents to ascertain the perceived needs of the community and to deliver a message of "Stop the Violence and Increase the Peace." While canvassing, NCOJ members also take the opportunity to converse about the effects of violence on communities, and distribute “Keep the Peace” cards in an effort to discourage detrimental behaviors in these already marginalized neighborhoods.
The three areas that are frequently mentioned are social justice issues, relations with law enforcement, and the lack of safe, affordable housing. So far, we have reached over 5000 households.
NCOJ takes these community assessment's and findings to City Council members. Recognizing that confronting government officials can be intimidating and logistically impossible for many residents, NCOJ spokespersons commit to representing them by voicing their needs.

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, Community meetings/Town halls,

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    One young lady said most of the pictures on our website included only older people. Her suggestion led us to reach out to younger people in our recruitment process and to feature them more prominently on our website!

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, 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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Northside Coalition of Jacksonville Inc

Board of directors
as of 9/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kelly Frazier

June Kemp

JEA/retired

Joe Ross

Asst VP Wachovia Band/retired

Kosterich Robinson

Army/Retired

Bob Rutter

Entrepreneur

Glorious Johnson

Former City Council/Educator/Retired

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 06/28/2021

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
Male, 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: 01/30/2020

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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.
  • 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.